about multisim usage

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by kangta_888, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. kangta_888

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    hi all, i wonder that how can i use multisim to calculate all the resistors' values while i am attempting to change the cutoff frequency of a filter.
     
  2. MikeML

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    I use a free download program called FilterPro from the TI website to design the filter. I sometimes put the finished filter into LTSpice to find how it does combined with other parts of an overall circuit, or with different capacitor/resistor values.
     
  3. kangta_888

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    thank you for your reply,Mike.however, it seems to me your answer is not what i am looking for. so, everybody, any clues about how to generate automatically the value of the resistors to the new filter using any software when i find the cutoff frequency of the original one. thank you.
     
  4. Wendy

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    It would help if you got a bit more specific on the filter? There are huge numbers of designs out there, any answer we gave would be a guess best case.
     
  5. MikeML

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    The answer is as I said: Spice (Multisim) is a way of ANALYzing an existing circuit design; it has no intrinsic built-in capability for synthesizing active filter circuit from basic specs like number of poles, cuttoff, impedance, etc.

    FilterPro is a CAD program which specifically creates an opamp-based active-filter when you put in basic specs like number of poles, high, low, bandpass, cut-off frequency, impedance, etc. FilterPro creates a schematic which can be simulated in Spice.
     
  6. kangta_888

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    thank you for your reply, Bill. here comes my attachment on a lowpass filter with 10K cutoff frequency. how can you figure out these specs on it if i want cutoff frequency to be 150Hz
     
  7. kangta_888

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    thank you for your help, Mike. i am still confused about the filterPro software;is it a software that can help me figure out specs from the exsiting filter rather than design a new filter in accordance with the specs.

    i have attached my lowpass filter which needs to be designed as 150Hz cutoff frequency one.
     
  8. MikeML

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    You are asking a different question now! If you have a working filter at one frequency, and want to scale it to another frequency, read this.
     
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