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Title: Low-power Gm-C filter employing current-reuse differential difference amplifiers

This study deals with the design of low-power, high performance, continuous-time filters. The proposed OTA architecture employs current-reuse differential difference amplifiers in order to produce more power efficient Gm-C filter solutions. To demonstrate this, a 6th order low-pass Butterworth filter was designed in 0.18 m CMOS achieving a 65-MHz -3-dB frequency, an in-band input-referred third-order intercept point of 12.0 dBm, and an input referred noise density of 40 nV/Hz1=2, while only consuming 8.07 mW from a 1.8 V supply and occupying a total chip area of 0.21 mm2 with a power consumption of only 1.19 mW per pole.
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  1. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)
  2. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States); Silicon Labs, Austin, TX (United States)
  3. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); U.S. Naval Research Lab, Washington, D.C. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1549-7747; 646391; TRN: US1700135
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems. II, Express Briefs
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems. II, Express Briefs; Journal ID: ISSN 1549-7747
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
42 ENGINEERING active filters; OTA-C filters; continuous-time filters; differential difference amplifier; transconductance-C