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Cochlear Filter Bank with Switched Capacitor Circuits

Abstract 

A parallel dilating-filters switched-capacitor filter bank is described in simulation of the cochlea. Area-saving is achieved by filter-sharing, effective sum-gain amplifier designs, and using area efficient nth-order filter designs, and in particular using a biquadratic filter design using charge-differencing. The structure is easily expandable to include more channels by extending with additional filters and output amplifiers, or by using several chips with different sampling frequencies in parallel connection. An offset-compensated area-efficient switched-capacitor sum-gain amplifier circuit design is described and can be used in the filter bank.

Inventor(s)

Jyhfong Lin
Thomas Edwards

Date Issued 

07/19/1994

Patent No. 

5,331,222