A Review of Key Filter Specifications and What They Mean

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  • Author: Richard M. Kurzrok
Whether design-ing or buying a filter, the key specifications must be understood in order to make the right design decisions or unit selec-tions. This tutorial article offers a review of fil-ter technical specifications, what they mean, and some of the applications that are most affected by particular specifications. In com-mercial electronics, technical specifications are often subordinate to unit cost and ade-quate performance is acceptable without opti-mization. In government electronics, reliabili-ty considerations can be paramount and high unit costs will occur. Reliability is crucial in the commercial field of medical electronics