Skip to Main Content
This paper presents a 100-kHz fifth-order Chebychev low-pass filter (LPF) using the proposed dynamic biasing (DB) technique which enables wide dynamic range under a low-supply voltage. The change of state variables in the internal nodes of the filter can be corrected by using a novel simplified scheme, avoiding the output transient owing to dynamic biasing. The filter, including an automatic frequency tuning system based on the voltage-controlled-filter (VCF) architecture and voltage reference circuit, is fabricated in a 0.18-mum standard CMOS technology with a 0.5-V threshold voltage and consumes 443 muW from a power supply of 0.6 V. The output noise and the in-band IIP3 are 575 pArms and 219 muA, respectively. The filter achieves a dynamic range of 89 dB.