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Analysis of a high frequency and wide bandwidth active polyphase filter based on CMOS inverters

Publiceringsår: 2009
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 243-255
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing
Volym: 59
Nummer: 3
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: Springer


An active polyphase filter capable of high frequency quadrature signal generation has been analyzed. The resistors of the classical passive polyphase filter have been replaced by transconductors, CMOS inverters 1,2. A three-stage 0.13 um CMOS active polyphase filter has been designed. Simulations with a differential input signal show a quadrature error less than 1◦ for the full stable input voltage range for frequencies from 6 GHz to 14 GHz. Phase errors in the differential input signal are suppressed at least 3 times at the output. Corner simulations at 10 GHz show a maximum phase error of 3◦ with both n- and pMOS slow, in all other cases the error is less than 0.75◦. The three-stage filter consumes 34 mA from a 1.2 V supply. To investigate the robustness of the filter to changes in inverter delay, an inverter model was implemented in Verilog-A. Linear cin and gin were used, whereas gm, cout, and gout were non-linear. It was found that the filter could tolerate substantial delays. Up to 40◦ phase shift resulted in less than 1.5◦ quadrature phase error at the output.



  • Technology and Engineering
  • RF
  • Active polyphase filter
  • Quadrature generation
  • CMOS


  • Elektronikkonstruktion
  • Analog RF
  • ISSN: 0925-1030

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