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Log-domain wave filters that simulate the passive LC ladder prototype filters are introduced in this paper. The proposed circuits are constructed from the wave equivalents of the reactive elements corresponding to those in the prototype circuit. The wave equivalent circuits are obtained by using a novel log-domain wave port terminator. The wave equivalent of a capacitor in a shunt branch was chosen as an elementary building block for creating high-order filters. The wave equivalent circuits of all other reactive elements in a shunt or in a series-branch connection can be readily obtained using the elementary building block plus some inverters. This way the derived high-order filter configurations are modular. A design example of a third-order elliptic low-pass filter is given, and the performance of the filter was verified by simulation.