With R = 1k ohm, C = 3.1827x10^-8, Find 6db cutoff freq.

How do i get the eqn?

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- February 26th 2008, 08:48 AMMilKLow pass filter
With R = 1k ohm, C = 3.1827x10^-8, Find 6db cutoff freq.

How do i get the eqn? - February 26th 2008, 11:16 AMPeritus
The simple answer to your question is that you have to write the equations of the circuit according to Kirchhoff's circuit laws, and then use the relation of the change of voltage across the capacitor and the current flowing through it:

- February 26th 2008, 02:27 PMMilK
If i am using voltage divider rule?

- February 26th 2008, 02:28 PMMilK
R = R

C = 1/jwC - February 26th 2008, 02:44 PMPeritus
ok, but do you have to find the cutoff frequency of Vout or Vout1?

- February 26th 2008, 05:24 PMMilK
Vout

- February 27th 2008, 02:18 AMPeritus

now we use voltage divider:

now we'll use the voltage divider again:

- February 27th 2008, 06:08 AMMilK
hi,

your Vout is the voltage across Zout

but my Vout is the voltage across the 2nd Cap(RHS)

are both the same? - February 27th 2008, 06:57 AMPeritus
- February 27th 2008, 07:27 AMMilK
I see, thks

If i am told to find the 6db cutoff freq,

how do i translate this statement into your eqn?

i got this eqn:

Vout[ (-1/jw^3c^3) + R^3 + (4R^2/jwc) - (4R/w^2c^2) ] = Vin[ (-R/w^2c^2) - (1/jw^3c^3)]

how do i solve for f? - February 27th 2008, 09:25 AMPeritus
you can easily verify that the passband gain is 0db thus we are interested in finding the frequency in which the gain of the transfer function is -6db:

solve for w... - February 27th 2008, 09:38 AMMilK
I see...

But how can i simplifiy my eqn:

Vout[ (-1/jw^3c^3) + R^3 + (4R^2/jwc) - (4R/w^2c^2) ] = Vin[ (-R/w^2c^2) - (1/jw^3c^3)]

to get the magnitude? struck at here. (Worried) - February 27th 2008, 09:50 AMPeritus
- February 27th 2008, 09:03 PMMilK
Hi,

I got struck after simplify to this eqn:

(-2.03(10^-9))w^2 - (1.026(10^-18))w^4 -1 =0 - February 27th 2008, 10:38 PMPeritus
just substitute: x = w^2 and solve the quadratic equation...