Resonant Approach to Designing a Band-Pass Filter for Narrow-Band, High IF, 16-Bit, 250 MSPS Receiver Front End (CN0268)

The circuit shown in Figure 1 is a 16-bit, 250 MSPS, narrow-band, high IF receiver front end with an optimum interface between the ADL5565 differential amplifier and the AD9467 ADC.

The AD9467 is a buffered input 16-bit, 200 MSPS or 250 MSPS ADC with SNR performance of approximately 75.5 dBFS and SFDR performance between 95 dBFS and 98 dBFS. The ADL5565 differential amplifier is suitable for driving IF sampling ADCs because of its high input bandwidth, low distortion, and high output linearity.

This circuit note describes a systematic procedure for designing the interface circuit and the antialiasing filter that maintains high performance and ensures minimal signal loss. A resonant approach is used to design a maximally flat Butterworth fourth-order band-pass filter with a center frequency of 200 MHz.

Figure 1. Resonant Filter Design for Narrow Band High IF Applications Using the ADL5565 Differential Amplifier and the AD9467 ADC


  • Narrow band, high IF receiver
  • Resonant band pass filter
  • Low distortion and noise