# Questions tagged [frequency-response]

Frequency response is the quantitative measure of the output spectrum of a system or device in response to a stimulus, and is used to characterize the dynamics of the system.

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### What is meant by a system's “impulse response” and “frequency response?”

Can anyone state the difference between frequency response and impulse response in simple English?
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### How poles are related to frequency response

I have recently fallen into fallacy, considering pole s=1 as there is infinite response at frequency 1. Yet, response was only 1. Now, can you derive the frequency response, given the poles? ...
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### How to Average Complex Responses (and Justification)?

I am developing software that calculates the response of a system by comparing the FFT of input and output signals. The input and output signals are divided into windows and, for each window, the ...
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### How to estimate a transfer function from a magnitude-only frequency response?

Given an arbitrary frequency response, what signal processing methods might exist that could guess, estimate or determine a transfer function (pole and zero constellation) which gives a "reasonably ...
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### Approximating the frequency response of a median filter

A median filter is a non-linear and lossy process, so it doesn't have a closed form frequency response as would a FIR filter (say a box filter of the same length) in an LTI system. But how closely ...
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### Ultrasonic speaker calibration and emitting calibrated signals

I'm trying to calibrate an ultrasonic speaker with the aim of emitting predictable signals, but alas I keep running into trouble, probably due to my lack of DSP-fu. A little background I want to be ...
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### For an LTI system, why does the Fourier transform of the impulse response give the frequency response?

I know that for a given system, the Fourier transform of its impulse response gives its frequency response. I want to find where this property comes from, but haven't been able to find if it's a ...
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### Why are there comb-like hills in a periodogram?

I am playing with the periodogram of MATLAB. I created a simple script to observe how it behaves: ...
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### Evaluating loudspeakers

If you don't have a lot of money to spend but you want to estimate the frequency response of different loudspeaker setups what is the best way to do it? I bought a very nice microphone and built a ...
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### Plotting the magnitude response of a biquad filter

I've put together a multi-band audio EQ using biquad filters. I'm getting the coefficients using the methods from the RBJ cookbook. Now I want to plot the curve showing the magnitude response. I'm ...
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### Relationship between the Real and Imaginary parts of a LTI causal system

Prelude I am writing an elaborate text on the relationship between the real and imaginary parts of a LTI causal system and how stability, causality and analyticity imposes various constraints on its ...
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### Constant Magnitude Chirp across audio band (Parseval's Theorem?)

I want to excite a loudspeaker with a constant magnitude chirp that sweeps across all frequencies in the audio band. I downloaded a test file from this Audio Check - High Definition Audio Test Files ...
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### Sine sweep vs impulse response

What kind of pros and cons does these method for identifying a system have? I seem to have a hard time finding literature discussion in this issue. I am operating on a linear system, or the linear ...
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### Is it possible to infer the characteristic curve of a recording device only from (many) recordings?

... with a certain degree of confidence / corridor of accuracy. What do I mean? Case in point: There is the huge archive of digitized Edison wax cylinder recordings. They have annotations, usually ...
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### Design of a digital A-weighting filter with arbitrary sample rate

I want to A-weight a time series with arbitrary sample rate. An analog A-weighting filter is defined exactly by IEC 61672-1. But there's no definition for a digital filter. One method is to use the ...
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### Understanding the $\mathcal Z$-transform

I was studying $\mathcal Z$-transforms and found pretty good material on the topic, though I feel I do not have a proper understanding of the concept. Could someone help me clarify this? I know that ...
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### Find the frequency response of a system

I'm trying to find the frequency response $$H(\omega) = Y(\omega)/X(\omega)$$ for this system- the signal equations are given: $$y[n] = v[n - M] - g * v[n]$$ $$v[n] = x[n] + g * v[n - M]$$ I've tried ...
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### how to find frequency response of microphone

hello I want to find the frequency response of a microphone. I give the input signal to my speaker and it produces a specific SPL with specific frequency. on the other side, I read the microphone ...
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### What exactly is Savitzky-Golay differentiation filter?

I could understand Savitzky-Golay filter as being smoothing filter, but then there also seems to be Savitzky-Golay differentiation filter, though for some reason, details do not seem to be clear. So ...
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### Complex impulse response functions?

I think I must have misunderstood something regarding the relation between impulse and frequency responses. I have calculated the Impulse Response Function, IRF, from the Frequency Response Function,...
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### Impulse Response / Frequency response Question [closed]

I have a major question. Please take a look. I have this differential equation (DE): $$\frac{d^2y(t)}{dt} +\frac{dy(t)}{dt} +4y(t)= \frac{dx(t)}{dt} +2x(t)$$ And I have to find impulse response (...
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### Can two different impulse responses give the same frequency response?

I have two different impulse response each with different length, is it possible that they have the same frequency response?
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### This is how my professor is finding the frequency response of an LTI system when given the impulse response. Is this wrong?

My DSP professor uses the freqz() function to find and plot the frequency response and I think it's wrong but I want to make sure before I point it out. Take this ...
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### Attempting to use the trapezoidal rule to form a difference equation representing a circuit

I have a differential equation that has been proven to be correct. The transfer function obtained by Laplace domain analysis and Matlab freqs match up and all is well. The problem is somewhere in ...
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### What is the meaning of a Nyquist diagram in a vibration signal

I need to analyze some vibration data from accelerometers (g-Hz) but I don't quite understand the meaning of each component that the registered signal contains. Basically it is Magnitude and Phase. I'...
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### Plotting the frequency response of a FIR filter

I am trying to figure out the mechanics of plotting the frequency response of a FIR filter. For example, I have used an algorithm (Parks-McClellan), to generate a low pass FIR filter with an even ...
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### How can we calculate the frequency response of each filter of a Discrete Wavelet Decomposition filter bank?

I am using the Multilevel Wavelet decomposition. The decomposition results in a filter bank such as the following: Specifically, I am using one of the Daubechies wavelets, ...
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### Digital control: Exercise solution

Can you help me (show me how) to solve the following exercise? For the process with transfer function $G(s)=e^{-2s}/(s+1)$ design a digital controller with sampling time $T_{s} = 1$ that meets the ...
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### Design a linear-phase FIR filter approximating the magnitude of a given IIR filter

I have a biquad IIR filter from which I want to get a linear-phase FIR. I saw that related question but the OP does not care much about phase. I have troubles getting the exact same magnitude curve ...
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### Berchin's FDLS arbitrary filter design algorithm

I'm trying to use Berchin's FDLS methods (for those that don't know what it is, it's a way to design arbitrary magnitude and phase of an IIR Eq) I tried different things but neither gave me what i ...
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### Finding the frequency response of a filter defined as a Z-domain transfer function

I am software engineer studying DSP on my own. I came across this question in a graduate textbook and am not sure how to proceed. ...
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### For 2D signals can it be said that the frequency response is the same as the Fourier transform?

Say I have a signal: [1, 1 , 1; 1 100 1; 1 1 1];, I wanted its frequency response, then can I take its FFT? Why does MATLAB have two functions to do the same ...
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### How frequency response related to a transfer function

Can anyone explain how frequency response related to a transfer function?
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### Notch filter: differences between IIR and FIR filters

I'm trying to understand this great answer from Matt L. . It's said that "One advantage of IIR filters is that steep filters with high stopband attenuation can be realized with much fewer ...
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