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We propose a circuit technique that enables the realization of widely programmable high-frequency active RC filters in CMOS technology. A fifth-order Chebyshev ladder filter having a digitally programmable 3-dB bandwidth (from 44 to 300 MHz) is used as a vehicle to validate our ideas. The opamp uses feedforward compensation for achieving high dc gain and wide bandwidth. The integrating resistors are realized as a series combination of a triode-operated MOSFET and a fixed polysilicon resistor. A charge-pump-based servo loop servoes the integrating resistor to a stable off-chip resistor. The principle of ldquoconstant capacitance scalingrdquo is applied to the opamp and the integrating resistors so that the shape of the frequency response is maintained when the bandwidth is scaled over a 7 times range. The filter core, designed in a 0.18-mum CMOS process, consumes 54 mW from 1.8-V supply and has a dynamic range of 56.6 dB.