Optimal Gain Overdesign in Analog Filters

  • Antônio C. M. De Queiroz
  • Luiz P. Calôba


This paper presents a method for the overdesign of gain-shaping filters in an optimal way. The passband minima and the stopband maxima of a filter approximation are adjusted using an iterative method, with the objective of obtaining a circuit that satisfies exactly the specifications when the statistical deviation in the filter transfer function due to errors on its components is considered. The result is a filter that can be significantly more selective than what is obtained by a simpler overdesign method that results in an equal-ripple ideal design. Two different approaches are examined, one based in the development of a special approximation followed by synthesis, and the other by direct optimization of an initial classical design.


Gain Curve Filter Structure Analog Filter Optimal Gain Transmission Zero 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antônio C. M. De Queiroz
    • 1
  • Luiz P. Calôba
    • 1
  1. 1.COPPE/EEUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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