I have been given the specifications for a digital highpass filter (stopband, passband, stopband attenuation and maximum passband ripple).
I am expected to design a prototype lowpass filter in the analogue domain, use frequency transformation to convert it to a highpass, then use bilinear transformation to convert it into a digital filter. I am using a Butterworth filter for prototype.
However I have not been given the sampling frequency(or period) for pre-warping. I have seen textbooks take period = 1 as it is arbitrary, however I don't understand why. Any confirmation that this is okay, and explanations will be appreciated!