New active-only grounded inductance simulator employing current-mode approach suitable for wide band operation

Yamacli S., Ozcan S., Kuntman H.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRONICS, vol.98, no.8, pp.981-994, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this paper, an active-only grounded lossless inductance simulator operating in current-mode is presented. The circuit uses only a current operational amplifier (COA) and an operational transconductance amplifier (OTA). The novelty of the proposed circuit is that it uses a COA instead of a voltage operational amplifier (VOA) to take the wider frequency operation advantage of the current-mode approach. The simulation results obtained through SPICE with 0.5 mu m standard CMOS technology verify that the designed circuit can be operated up to 30 MHz, which is much higher than the operation frequency of previously reported inductance simulators utilising VOAs. The inductance value of the presented circuit can be adjusted electronically between 3.9 mu H and 37 mu H via the biasing current of the OTA. A parallel resonance circuit application is also given validating the operation of the proposed inductance simulator.