Versatile Field-Programmable Analog Array Realizations of Power-Law Filters

Kapoulea S.
Psychalinos C.
Elwakil A.S.

A structure suitable for implementing power-law low-pass and high-pass filter transfer functions is presented in this work. Through the utilization of a field-programmable analog array device, full programmability of the characteristics of the intermediate stages, as is required for realizing the rational integer-order transfer function that approximates the corresponding power-law function, was achieved, making the structure versatile. In addition, a comparison between power-law and fractional-order filters regarding the effect of the non-integer order was performed. The presented design examples are fully supported by experimental results. © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.