An active filter achieving 43.6dBm OIP3
June 5, 2011
An active filter with a 50 omega buffer suitable as an anti-alias filter to drive a highly linear ADC is implemented in 0.13 um SiGe BiCMOS. This 6th-order Chebyshev filter has a 3 dB cutoff frequency of 28.3 MHz and achieves 36.5 dBm OIP3. Nonlinear digital equalization further improves OIP3 to 43.6 dBm. Measurements show 92 dB of rejection at the stopband and a gain of 49 dB. The measured in-band OIP3 of 43.6 dBm is 19 dB higher than previously published designs.