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Chebyshev Highpass Filter: HPFC

Symbol

Summary

HPFC models represent lumped-element Chebyshev highpass filters. The insertion loss ripples between zero and a specified maximum in the passband. The stopband attenuation increases rapidly beyond the passband edge, is monotonic, and is maximally flat at zero frequency. This type of filter is popular because it offers both simplicity and good selectivity.

Parameters

Name Description Unit Type Default
ID Element ID Text HPFC1
N Number of reactive elements in the filter   3
FP Passband corner frequency (when Qu is infinite). Frequency 1 GHz
AP Passband corner attenuation (when Qu is infinite). DB 0.1 dB
*RS Expected source resistance. Resistance 50 ohm
*RL Expected load resistance Resistance 50 ohm
*QU Average unloaded Q of filter reactive elements.   1e12

* indicates a secondary Parameter

Parameter Restrictions and Recommendations

  1. 0 < N < 27

  2. 0 < FP

  3. 0 < AP Recommend AP greater than or equal to 0.001 dB.

  4. 0 < RS

  5. 0 < RL

  6. 0 < QU. Recommend QU less than or equal to 1e12.

Implementation Details

The model is implemented as a short-circuit admittance matrix, whose equivalent transfer function squared magnitude is that of a Chebyshev filter:

where Cn is the Chebyshev polynomial of the first kind, and

and a lowpass-to-highpass frequency transformation has been applied:

_FREQ is the variable containing the project frequency, and the admittances are:

Layout

This element does not have an assigned layout cell. You can assign artwork cells to any element. See “Assigning Artwork Cells to Layout of Schematic Elements” for details.

Recommendations for Use

This model behaves as if it has ideal impedance transformers at its ports, so there is no attenuation due to mismatched source and load impedances. The model expects that the source impedance will equal RS and that the load impedance will equal RL, but RS need not have any special relationship to RL for ideal transmission (as would normally be the case).

References

[1] Rolf Schaumann, Mohammed S. Ghausi, and Kenneth R. Laker, Design of Analog Filters: Passive, Active RC, and Switched Capacitor, (Prentice-Hall, 1990), pp. 44-48.

[2] Louis Weinberg, Network Analysis and Synthesis, (Robert E. Krieger Publishing, 1975), pp. 507-529.

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