Issue No.01 - January-February (2008 vol.25)
Vasanth Kakani , Auburn University
Fa Foster Dai , Auburn University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MDT.2008.8
This article presents the design of a 3.5-GHz, seven-tap analog transversal filter. The circuit blocks used for the design of the filter in SiGe technology are discussed in detail. The SiGe programmable filter can adapt 0s in its transfer function at various frequencies, depending on its tuned filter coefficients, to implement various filter characteristics. The fabricated chip consumes 250 mW under a 3.3-V supply and occupies 2.16 square millimeters of die area.
SiGe, transversal filter, analog filter, Cherry-Hooper amplifier
Vasanth Kakani, Fa Foster Dai, "Design and Analysis of a Transversal Filter RFIC in SiGe Technology", IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol.25, no. 1, pp. 10-16, January-February 2008, doi:10.1109/MDT.2008.8