Creating Band Pass filter in Proteus

Joined Sep 29, 2018
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Hey guys,
I've been trying to create an AM modulator on proteus. So I managed to reproduce the circuit using a laplacian filter block (as given in the diagrams). But when I replace the Laplacian blocks with their RC counterparts, I don't get the modulated signal.
Vc is 1MHz. Vm is 1KHz.
R1=3300 C1=33pF
R2=470 C2=470PF

T for HP1 =R1xC1 =220.9ns
T for LP1 =R2xC2 =108.9ns

As shown in the images attached, the circuit works with the Laplacian filter blocks but not the RC filter. What am I doing wrong?

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Bordodynov

Joined May 20, 2015
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Load the diode cathode with a resistor. For example, take a 1 kOhm resistor. When using RC, the Input capacitor is charged and closes the diode. But I'll tell you what I think - it's a bad modulator!

Joined Sep 29, 2018
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Load the diode cathode with a resistor. For example, take a 1 kOhm resistor. When using RC, the Input capacitor is charged and closes the diode. But I'll tell you what I think - it's a bad modulator!
I tried adding the resistor. But the output was the same (0). Any other ideas?

Bordodynov

Joined May 20, 2015
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You don't understand me. I did not offer a serial connection. I offered to load the diode with a resistor. One pin of the resistor to the cathode and the other pin to the ground.

Zeeus

Joined Apr 17, 2019
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See where the 1k is..Think that's what Bordodynov means...
green waveform is 1khz input and blue is output : see distortion at bottom of output signal? Please you can explain why?

And the output signal is smaller

For higher output think best to do envelope detection : load output of diode with capacitor and not resistor then use charging and discharging time

Not sure

finally : is this how to get AM signal? carrier + 1khz?

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Joined Sep 29, 2018
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See where the 1k is..Think that's what Bordodynov means...
green waveform is 1khz input and blue is output : see distortion at bottom of output signal? Please you can explain why?

And the output signal is smaller

For higher output think best to do envelope detection : load output of diode with capacitor and not resistor then use charging and discharging time

Not sure

finally : is this how to get AM signal? carrier + 1khz?
I'm trying to replicate the switching modulator given in these posts :
https://www.tutorialspoint.com/analog_communication/analog_communication_am_modulators.htmhttps://electronicspost.com/explain-the-generation-of-am-waves-using-square-law-modulator-and-switching-modulator/

Joined Sep 29, 2018
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You don't understand me. I did not offer a serial connection. I offered to load the diode with a resistor. One pin of the resistor to the cathode and the other pin to the ground.
Thanks for replying again. I used a pull down resistor as you suggested, but it gives a completely different waveform, and not the one I want (as given by the Laplacian filter in my question).

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Zeeus

Joined Apr 17, 2019
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Getting like you at first but one way to get what you want is to add dc voltage in series with the 2 sources

and she said use lc bandpass filter though : your Rc values for cutoff..shouldn't it be 999khz and 1001 khz?

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