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Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.E.C.E.)

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Roofing Filter, Tunable, LTE, Varactors, Passive Filter


The advent of new standards in wireless communication like the Long Term Evolution (LTE) has resulted in a need for newer and better design of receivers for wireless communication systems, the first step of which is to design a tunable integrated filter on the receiver front end.

In this work we propose a new design for a passive tunable integrated Roofing filter for LTE bands. The role of the Roofing filter is to protect the rest of the circuitry from overloading and distortions caused due to large out-of-band signals. This filter protects the rest of the circuitry and hence it gets the name Roofing filter.

The Roofing filter is present on the receiver front-end. The filter has a low insertion loss and a high return loss at the input. The bandwidth of the Roofing filter is around 200MHz at the highest values.

The filter uses off-chip inductors. The filter has a continuous center frequency tuning range of 2GHz from 0.7GHz to 2.7GHz, which is the allocated frequency range for LTE bands. This continuous tuning is achieved by the use of MOSFET based varactors. The filter is a narrowband filter. The design is implemented in TSMC 65nm CMOS technology.


First Advisor

Dev Vrat Gupta