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The distortion mechanism in switched-capacitor (SC) filters are considered, and closed-form expression relating switched-capacitors filter distortion to circuit parameters are derived. Design techniques for low-distortion applications are discussed and are applied to a sixth-order experimental filter. The filter design uses a fully differential class A/B op amp with a continuous-time common-mode feedback circuit. Distortion measurements show that for 82-dB dynamic range (relative to noise floor) the total harmonic distortion of 0.02% within the whole 4-kHz bandwidth and 0.07% within 20-kHz bandwidth.
Date of Publication: Dec 1985