Active Twin T Resonant Peak Filter output signal decay time

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Laurz

Joined Jul 31, 2019
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Hi there. The enclosed schematic shows an 'Active Twin T Resonant Peak Filter.' The filter which is fed with a square wave, produces a sine wave output and peaks perfectly at the desired frequency of 250Hz. However being a resonant circuit with a rather high 'Q', the output is very slow to decay. This effect is even more pronounced if I choose a lower frequency. (say 150Hz and changing the components accordingly) It can be up to about 1 second before the output collapses completely. The application that I'm using this circuit for requires a fast decay of the output signal. If I try to reduce the value of the feedback resistor, it starts to impact on the frequency that the filter peaks at. Is there a modification I can make to this circuit, or additional circuitry that I can add, to improve the decay of the output signal without impacting too much on the Q of the circuit or the resonant frequency it's tuned to? Thanks for any help. :)
 

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crutschow

Joined Mar 14, 2008
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If you want the output to rapidly stop, you could add an analog switch on the output that opens, as soon as there's no input signal.

If you wanted a slower decay, you could using a variable gain element, such as an analog multiplier to reduce the output amplitude.
 

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Laurz

Joined Jul 31, 2019
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If you want the output to rapidly stop, you could add an analog switch on the output that opens, as soon as there's no input signal.

If you wanted a slower decay, you could using a variable gain element, such as an analog multiplier to reduce the output amplitude.
Thank you so much. Both very good ideas!
 
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