base band filter

In digital communication systems, baseband signals must be band-limited in the transmitter or the receiver. Although the bulk of baseband signal shaping and analysis is accomplished using digital signal processing (DSP), analog fi ltering is used in a number of places along the signal chain. For instance analog fi lters reduce the imaging of a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), fi lter out the high frequency noise of an RF demodulator or reduce the aliasing inputs of an analog-to-digital converter (ADC). Typically, 3G communication systems (CDMA, GSM, UMTS or WiMax) feature a baseband channel bandwidth of 1.25MHz to over 20MHz. In this frequency range, discrete analog fi lters—those constructed with high speed op amps, resistors and capacitors—are sensitive to PCB layout parasitics, component tolerances and mismatches. The pitfalls of using discrete components can be avoided by using integrated, pin-confi gurable,