Direct bandpass sampling receivers with analog interpolation filters and related methods Patent uri icon


  • Reconfigurable direct radio frequency (RF) bandpass sampling receivers are disclosed that utilize analog interpolation filters to improve performance. The addition of the analog interpolation filter to the bandpass sampling receiver allows the quantization clock to be de-coupled from the RF sampling clock. As such, the quantization can be performed at a much slower rate than the initial RF sampling allowing the final analog bandwidth to be much narrower than the bandwidth of the first stage filter located before the high-speed sampler. The combination of a tunable bandpass filter, tunable bandpass sample clock and analog interpolation filter followed by a further stage of sampling and quantization at a slower rate than the bandpass sample clocking, therefore, provides significant advantageous by de-coupling the quantization sample rate from the high-speed sample rate. If desired, the analog interpolation filter may also be tunable. Other variations and implementations are also described.

author list (cited authors)

  • Fudge, G. L., Harvey, J. E., Chivers, M. A., & Ravindran, S.

complete list of authors

  • Fudge, GL||Harvey, JE||Chivers, MA||Ravindran, S

publication date

  • October 2008