Minimal two-transistor multifunction filter design

Maundy B.J.
Elwakil A.S.
Ozoguz S.
Yildiz H.A.

This paper presents a comprehensive method and analysis on the design of two-transistor multi-output filters where three possible functions are simultaneously available. Although two transistors are employed at its core, proper biasing does not require additional passive components. A total of thirteen valid second-order filters are reported, and several of them are experimentally tested using discrete transistors as well as simulated using Spectre in a BiCMOS process. A fully differential realization of a MOS-C band-pass filter, based on one of the structures found, is designed and then used to realize a fourth-order Chebyshev band-pass filter. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.