In this paper five lossy inductor topologies employing a single third generation current conveyor a capacitor and resistors are presented. The proposed topologies require few passive components and no element matching conditions are necessary. Four different topologies for lossy series inductor and one topology for lossy parallel inductor are proposed. For the topologies the inductance L and the conductance G are independently adjustable. Applications of the proposed circuits are shown. Simulation results are included to verify theory. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.