Analysis and realization of a switched fractional-order-capacitor integrator

Psychalinos C.
Elwakil A.
Maundy B.
Allagui A.

Using fractional calculus, we analyze a classical switched-capacitor integrator when a fractional-order capacitor is employed in the feed-forward path. We show that using of a fractional-order capacitor, significantly large time constants can be realized with capacitances in the feedback path much smaller in value when compared with a conventional switched-capacitor integrator. Simulations and experimental results using a commercial super-capacitor with fractional-order characteristics confirmed via impedance spectroscopy are provided. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.