Current-Mode Active RC Filters Using Current Followers

Mitsuo OKINE  Noriaki KATSUHARA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E81-A   No.2   pp.265-267
Publication Date: 1998/02/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Analog Circuit Techniques in the Digital-Oriented Era)
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Keyword: 
current-mode,  analog signal processing,  current follower,  active filter,  

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Summary: 
In this letter, a realization of current-mode active filter using current followers as active element is described. We show the constructions of second-order lowpass, highpass and bandpass filters. The high-order filters can be realized by a cascade connection of these second filters. As examples, the second-order lowpass and highpass filters are designed for frequency of 5 MHz. The effectiveness of the proposed method is demonstrated through SPICE simulation.