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Switched-resistor tuning technique for highly linear Gm-C filter design

TitleSwitched-resistor tuning technique for highly linear Gm-C filter design
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsWang, T., and G. C. Temes
Conference NameProceedings of 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Pagination3617 - 3620
Date Published06/2010
Conference LocationParis, France
ISBN Number978-1-4244-5308-5

A new tuning technique is proposed to enable highly linear active Gm-C filter design. The transconductance cells of the Gm-C filter are tuned using switched resistors (SRs) which change the equivalent reference resistance of each cell. In the master tuning circuit, a feedback loop containing a continuous-time comparator is used to force the equivalent resistance of an SR branch to be equal to that of a switched-capacitor (SC) branch. Thus, using the output of the loop with an automatically adjusted duty cycle, all time constants of the Gm-C filter can be tuned simultaneously. A second-order low-pass Butterworth filter model was developed and simulated. The result verified the effectiveness and excellent linearity of the proposed tuning method.