Date of Award


Degree Name

MS in Electrical Engineering


Electrical Engineering


College of Engineering


William Ahlgren

Advisor Department

Electrical Engineering

Advisor College

College of Engineering


Due to the growth of wireless communication many communication frequencies have grown increasingly dense. This density requires higher Q-factor to receive only the signal of interest. With the rise of smaller integrated circuits previous solutions used for filtering have become viable again. This paper explores whether the N-path filter is viable in the modern day for radio frequency receiver purposes. A non-differential N-path filter was created by utilizing Cadence Virtuoso with a working center frequency range of 750MHz to 1GHz while using TSMC technology. The desired quality factor of over 1,000 was reached while maintaining a total area of 800 by 800 micrometers. Through the analysis of the N-path filter new techniques for mixed signal analysis were used for simulation. This included parametric analysis in Cadence ADE-L and additional analysis in MATLAB, and the addition of a bootstrapping circuit to decrease simulation time. Future applications regarding analyzing mixed signals could use these methods to provide frequency response data and automated processing.