A New Current Mode Implementation of the Reconfigurable Analog Baseband Low Pass Filter with Cell-Based Variable Transconductance Amplifier


24th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), Batumi, Georgia, 5 - 08 December 2017, pp.148-151 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Batumi
  • Country: Georgia
  • Page Numbers: pp.148-151


A new approach with the basis of the g(m)-C to design reconfigurable current-mode Analog Baseband (ABB) low pass filter is presented in this paper. The transconductance of the g(m)-C filter is implemented with cell-based variable transconductance amplifier (VTA) to achieve high tuning range as 600kHz to 20MHz. The proposed filter has very low f-3dB frequency when unique cell is active and has high f-3dB frequency when all cell are active. The designed filter operation range covers the wireless applications of Bluetooth, CDMA2000, Wideband CDMA, and IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LANs and, also is suitable for other wireless applications as 3G/4G. The maximum power consumption of the designed filter is 3.8mW at 20MHz. TSMC 0.18 mu m technology is used to implement the proposed filter in Cadence environment.