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Lab 5 Filter Lab
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VE215
Lab 5: Filter Lab
I. Goals
Learn about four types of filters – Low-Pass, High-Pass, Band-Pass, and
Band-reject.
Predict the theoretical result and make comparison with lab data.
II. Introduction
Filter

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Lab 5 Filter Lab
1
VE215
Lab 5: Filter Lab
I. Goals
Learn about four types of filters – Low-Pass, High-Pass, Band-Pass, and
Band-reject.
Predict the theoretical result and make comparison with lab data.
II. Introduction
Filter
Filters are everywhere in our lives. The circuits built to operate on signals usually
apply filters. For example, telephone lines pass the sounds at frequencies
between about 100Hz and 3kHz and practically blocks all other frequencies.
Transfer function
Mathematically, the transfer function is used to analyze what the circuit did to
the signal:
Transfer function =
?????? ??????
????? ??????
This function can also be expressed as
?(ω) =
????(ω)
???(ω)
The magnitude of the transfer function is called “voltage gain”, often measured
as the ratio of the peak-to-peak (ppk) voltages:
|?(ω)| = �
????(ω)
???(ω) � = ????, ???(ω)
???, ???(ω)
It is convenient to express and plot the magnitude of the transfer function on the
logarithmic scale using decibels:
|?(ω)|?? = 20 ∙ log10 �
????, ???(ω)
???, ???(ω) �
Since both ppk voltages are always positive, the transfer function magnitude is
positive and thus can always be converted to decibels. The use of decibels allows us
to review data over a broad range.
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Types of filters
In the figure above are the four main families of filters:
(1): Low-Pass; (2): High-Pass; (3): Band-Pass; (4): Band-reject (also called
band-stop or notch)
Filter circuits, which you are going to build in this lab, contain resistors,
capacitors, and inductors. They are all passive filters.
High-Pass filter
The high-pass filter we are going to build uses a capacitor and a resistor.
For the high-pass filter, ?(ω) =
????(ω)
???(ω) = ?
?+ 1
?ω?
= ?ω??
1+?ω?? .
Note that H(0) = 0, H(∞) = 1. Hence, it would only let high frequency pass.
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Low-Pass filter
The low-pass filter we are going to build uses a capacitor and a resistor.
For the low-pass filter, ?(ω) =
????(ω)
???(ω) =
1
?ω?
?+ 1
?ω?
= 1
1+?ω?? .
Note that H(0) = 1, H(∞) = 0. It would only let low frequency pass.
Band-Pass filter
The band-pass filter we are going to build uses a capacitor, an inductor and a
resistor.
For the band-pass filter, ?(ω) =
????(ω)
???(ω) = ?
?+?(ω?− 1
ω?)
.
Note that H(0) = 0, H(∞) = 0. The band-pass filter passes a band of frequencies
centered on the center frequency ω0, which is given by ω0 = 1/√??.
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Band-Stop filter
The band-stop filter we are going to build uses a capacitor, an inductor and a
resistor.
For the band-stop filter, ?(ω) =
????(ω)
???(ω) = ?(ω?− 1
ω?)
?+?(ω?− 1
ω?)
.
Note that H(0) = 0, H(∞) = 0. The band-stop filter rejects a band of frequencies
centered on the center frequency ω0, which is given by ω0 = 1/√??.
III. Pre-lab assignment
What is the advantage of dB scale?
2. How to calculate the band width of rejection of a band-reject filter? (You may
refer to Chapter 14.7 of the textbook.)
3. Predict the theoretical result of this lab. You need to estimate the Expected
transfer function magnitude |?(ω)| and Expected transfer function magnitude in
dB |?(ω)|?? of all of the four types of filter. Fill in the tables in the Data Sheet
to show the expected results (which will not be collected during the lab). Also,
make a table for each type of filter to show the respected results (which will not
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collected during the lab as pre-lab assignment). We are using Resister of R =
982Ω; Capacitor of C = 0.1μF; Inductor of L = 1mH.
e.g. For high-pass filter
Frequency 1MHz 100kHz 50kHz 10kHz 5kHz 1kHz
|?(ω)|
|?(ω)|??
Tip: You may use MATLAB or Mathematica program to help you calculate this
result.
References:
. Circuits Make Sense, Alexander Ganago, Department of Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
. Clarles K. Alexander, Matthew N.O. Sadiku. Fundamentals of Electirc Circuits. New
York: McGraw-Hill, 2013. Print.