Noise reduction technique of switched-capacitor low-pass filter using adaptive configuration

Retdian Nicodimus, Takeshi Shima

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Noise and area consumption has been a trade-off in circuit design. Especially for switched-capacitor filters (SCF), kT/C noise gives a limitation to the minimum value of unit capacitance. In case of SCFs with a large capacitance spread, this limitation will result in a large area consumption due to large capacitors. This paper introduces a technique to reduce capacitance spread using charge scaling. It will be shown that this technique can reduce total capacitance of SCFs without deteriorating their noise performances. A design method to reduce the output noise of SC low-pass filters (LPF) based on the combination of cut-set scaling, charge scaling and adaptive configuration is proposed. The proposed technique can reduce the output noise voltage by 30% for small input signals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-546
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Adaptive configuration
  • Charge scaling
  • Correlated double sampling
  • Low-Noise
  • Low-pass filter
  • Switched-capacitor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Signal Processing


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