# Filter Bandwidth help! Q factor changes with Fc

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#### oxygen8d

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Filter Bandwidth help!

Hi There,

I am studying a Multiple Feedback band pass filter, I have made changes to the Fc of the circuit to give an octave above 1122, to 2244 and an octave below 1122 to 561 with the same Q.

I have done this successfully but I am confused why if the Q has stayed the same Q=1.87 why does the bandwidth double with frequency, :

BW = Fc/Q

so 561/1.87 = 300
1122/1.87 = 600
2244/1.87 = 1200

Could someone explain why there is this doubling of BW with frequency while maintaining Q.

Thanks All!!!!

Jim

Re: Filter Bandwidth help!

oxygen8d said:
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I have done this successfully but I am confused why if the Q has stayed the same Q=1.87 why does the bandwidth double with frequency, :

BW = Fc/Q

so 561/1.87 = 300
1122/1.87 = 600
2244/1.87 = 1200
Could someone explain why there is this doubling of BW with frequency while maintaining Q.

I am not sure if I understood you well but the quality factor Q is defined as the Fc-to-BW ratio. Thus, BW doubles with Fc - if Q is constant.