# Impulse response time period in circular convolution

While considering an input to be periodic of Period N, can the impulse response not be periodic of period greater than N ? If it can be, how can one compute it’s convolution?

Circular convolution assumes that all signals ($x[n]$, $h[n]$ and $y[n]$) are periodic in the same integer $L$. When any of the signals are shorther than $L$ then they are padded with enough zeros to make them periodic with $L$. When $x$ or $h$ has a period larger than $L$ then there will be aliasing in the computed output $y[n]$ which is still periodic with $L$.