A 30-MHz Fifth-Order Elliptic Low-Pass CMOS Filter with 65-dB Spurious-Free Dynamic Range Academic Article uri icon


  • A fifth-order 30-MHz integrated low-pass filter with 65-dB spurious-free dynamic range is presented. The topology is based on an operational transconducatance amplifier (OTA)-C ladder configuration implementing an elliptic transfer function. High linearity and low noise are achieved by using polysilicon resistors and efficient highly linear transconductors based on a proposed nonlinear source degeneration technique. The linearity of a typical source degenerated structure is improved by more than 10 dB while the small-signal transconductance is reduced by less than 1 dB; the additional power needed by the auxiliary circuitry is less than 10% that of the OTA's power, and the noise level increases by no more than 1 dB. Experimental results of a prototype fabricated in a standard 0.35-m CMOS technology are presented and compared with previously reported solutions. The overall filter's power consumption is 85 mW with a 3.3-V power supply. 2007 IEEE.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I Regular Papers

author list (cited authors)

  • Lewinski, A. J., & Silva-Martinez, J.

citation count

  • 40

complete list of authors

  • Lewinski, Artur J||Silva-Martinez, Jose

publication date

  • March 2007