2004 Volume 1 Issue 13 Pages 363-367
This paper describes a new association of a high-Q pseudo 8-path switched-capacitor (S-C) bandpass filter and its command circuit made up by a ring VCO with `XOR' gates. The proposed circuit presents the possibility of tuning over a radio-frequency (RF) broadband allowing to sweep different channels with a high quality factor. Designed with CMOS process (0.35µm, for instance), this circuit is intended to replace the surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters in modern wireless receivers. Measurements carried out on a circuit demonstrator show a tunable center frequency range of 200MHz [300-500MHz], with a quality factor higher than 300.