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Digital Filters. Part A characterization and analysis.

Digital Filters

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Digital Filters

Part A characterization and analysis

- “As soon as we started programming, we found out to our surprise that it wasn't as easy to get programs right as we had thought. Debugging had to be discovered. I can remember the exact instant when I realized that a large part of my life from then on was going to be spent in finding mistakes in my own programs.”
- Maurice Wilkes (a pioneering British computer scientist, winner of the 1967 Turing Award, developed the first stored-program computer in 1949, invented the concept of microprogramming in 1951, credited with originating the fundamental software concepts of symbolic labels, macros, and subroutine libraries; from wikipedia)

- So far we have seen…
- Box filter
- Moving average filter
- Example of a lowpass
- passes low frequencies
- small, gradual changes in the signal are passed
- higher frequencies are attenuated (reduced/removed/suppressed)

- passes low frequencies

- Box filter

If mask is centered about origin, (x,y) in image:

If origin, (x,y), in image is aligned with (0,0) in mask:

Example of a lowpass filter (passes low frequencies, attenuates high frequencies)

y[n] = 1/3 x[n-1] + 1/3 x[n]

+ 1/3 x[n+1]

More generally,

y[n] = h[-1] x[n-1] + h[0] x[n]

+ h[1] x[n+1]

Lowpass filters

X

Input: (before)

x(t) = 0.5*sin(t) + sin(3*t+pi/3) + sin(5*t+pi/8)

Output: (after)

y(t) = 0.5*sin(t) + sin(3*t+pi/3)

- 11 point and 51 point moving average filters (on the previous slide) obviously produce different outputs even when given the same input!
- Answer: By determining how a particular filter responds to an impulse (their impulse response function).

- Perform the z-transform (the discrete version of the Laplace transform) of h resulting H.
- Plot H on the unit circle. The magnitude of H (abs(H) or |H|) is amplitude and the angle of H (arg(H)) is the phase.
- Say we have a 3 point box filter:
h[-1] = h[0] = h[1] = 1/3.

- Say we have an 11 point box filter:
h[-5]=h[-4]=h[-3] =h[-3] =h[-2] =h[-1] =h[0] =h[1] =h[2] =h[3] =h[4] =h[5]=1/11.

“The decibel (dB) is used to measure sound level, but it is also widely used in electronics, signals and communication. The dB is a logarithmic way of describing a ratio. The ratio may be power, sound pressure, voltage or intensity or several other things.”

“One decibel is close to the Just Noticeable Difference (JND) for sound level.

Experimentally it was found that a 10 dB increase in sound level corresponds approximately to a perceived doubling of loudness.”

- Change the sign of each sample in the filter kernel.
- Add 1 to the sample at the center of symmetry.
- highpass lowpass
- lowpass highpass
- bandpass bandreject (stopband)
- bandreject bandpass

- Change the sign of each sample in the filter kernel.
- Add 1 to the sample at the center of symmetry.
Ex. lowpass box highpass

(more efficient implementation)

(more efficient implementation)