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High quality factor integrable bandpass filter by using tunable active inductor

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4 Author(s)
Giorgio Leuzzi ; Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of L'Aquila, Via Gronchi 18, 67100, Italy ; Vincenzo Stornelli ; Stefano Del Re ; Leonardo Pantoli

In this paper the design of a fully-integrable inductorless high quality factor active inductor (AI) based RF bandpass filter is presented. The AI includes a passive variable phase- and amplitude-compensating network and a highly linear inverting amplifier, forming a gyrator-C architecture. The equivalent inductance and resistance values are tuneable in a wide frequency range; outside the operating frequency band, the inductor equivalent resistance increases, improving signal rejection for band-pass filter applications. The filter, implemented in a first step as a discrete element board with commercial components in order to show the design feasibility, operates at a 3.3V with a power consumption of about 100mW. It can be tuned in the range 1.8GHz to 2GHz center frequency, and has a quite constant band-quality factor of greater than 200 with a 12-dB noise figure.

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Integrated Nonlinear Microwave and Millimetre-Wave Circuits (INMMIC), 2011 Workshop on

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18-19 April 2011