# Questions tagged [lowpass-filter]

A low-pass filter is an electronic filter that passes low-frequency signals but attenuates signals with frequencies higher than the cutoff frequency.

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### Choosing Right Type of Filter for time series data

I am working on a temperature time-series data which is very noisy. I am trying to measure true low and ...
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### Why does the solution for the voltage of this RLC circuit result in a maximum capacitor value?

I have a circuit with an inductor (L), capacitor (C), and two resistors (R1=R2): This represents an equivalent electrical circuit to a plectrum or hammer (cap=spring, inductor=mass) striking a string ...
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### What did I do wrong with this simple filter build?

I tried to put everything I have learned from people here together to code my first filter from scratch. Unfortunately, it didn't go well and I'm not getting the expected output. The math/code became ...
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### Does mixing brown noise and white noise create pink noise?

What happens if you take a white noise generator, run it through a one-pole LPF set to a low cutoff frequency, and then mix the two together? Do you get pink noise? Say you have this code: ...
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### Can you predict how long a discontinuity will take to reach its target if it is low pass filtered at a certain frequency?

Let's say you have a signal that relatively slowly rises from 0 to 1, then suddenly from one sample to the next drops back to 0, creating a sharp discontinuity. Let's say you run it through a one pole ...
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### Transfer function given as z-Domain fraction: gain calculation

I am stuck on a question regarding transfer functions. I have the answer and have attempted the question but am having trouble solving it. Q: Given the transfer function of a digital filter is (5z-5)/...
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### Extra frequencies after applying low pass filter

I used Python/scipy to create an input data (sinewave with frequencies {600,1200,1800,2400,...,9000}) and sampling at 10000Hz. A lowpass filter is created using butter(10, 4000/(10000/2), 10000, btype=...
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### Is there a way to get output in second order sections (SOS) format from Scipy's signal.firwin

I am using Scipy's signal.firwin to implement a lowpass filter. Using the rule of thumb formula(s) to estimate the order of the filter, I am getting a very high number. I looked into this question, ...
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### Use recursive least square as an “actual” filter?

I am currently studying recursive least square (RLS) and as far as I understand, the setup is (for example) that we are given a process with uncertain parameters/noise and we want to adapt parameters ...
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### Slew Rate Filter With Different Smoothing Factors in Each Direction

I'm smoothing the output of an ADC with a simple first order low pass filter. Of course the smoothing rate is the same whether the signal is rising or falling. Preferably the smoothing rate needs to ...
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### 2-D low pass filter

I have an ultrasound signal that is 1536x128. I first downsample the signal by a factor of 2x2 in x and t, then I upsample the missing data with zeros, then I do an fft, fftshift, then another fft to ...
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### Shading Correction Using Lowpass Filtering

I was taking the course on DIP. The teacher uses Digital Image Processing by Rafael C. Gonzalez and Richard E. Woods as textbook. In the part about lowpass filter, there's this example. We found that ...
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### Where should I set my anti-aliasing filter corner frequency for this signal?

I have a Fourier transform of an arbitrary digital signal. The transform has For 1024 frequency bins. The magnitude plot of the first 100 is below, with no surprises in the unplotted 924 bins. Now, ...
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### First Order Butterworth filter has low frequency noise and only cuts off about 13db/decade

I designed a low pass Butterworth filter like so ...
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### Side Lobes in the Magnitude Response of a Low Pass FIR Filter

I have the impulse response (from the filter coefficients) of an FIR filter obtained from MATLAB's "interp" function using the command: [y, b] = interp(x, 5); % where b contains the interpolation ...
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### low-pass filter and the sharp cut-off filter

are the low-pass filter and the sharp cut-off filter the same thing?? Here there is the definition of sharp cut-off filter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filter_(large_eddy_simulation) . I tried to ...
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### Low-Pass FIR that keeps all values positive

Let's say, that I want to low-pass the norm (hence positive values) of an analytic signal (related to Hilbert transform). This allows me to perform experiments with the envelope of audio. For low-...
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### Filtered signal does not follow my cut off frequency

I filtered my signal with low pass filter butterworth forth order with cutoff frequency of 50 hz. However when I compare the filtered signal with original one in frequency domain, it seems that the ...
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### Quadrature demodulator. Relationship of sampling rate and error

Task: to estimate the frequency of the power grid signal. I use a quadrature demodulator. I get the I / Q components. I calculate the angle (phi = atan(Q / I)). I differentiate the angle and get the ...
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### Differentiating high frequencies if a signal

I have a power signal (in dBm) which contains lots of peaks (around -80 dBm) and most of the time is around -110 dBm which we can call it noise level (obviously with fluctuations). As you know, both ...
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### What impact have different types of border-handling on high pass or low pass filtering?

When high or low pass filters are being applied to an (grayscale) image, the borders need to be handled separately. They could be filled with 0's or 255's (b/w), repeat the nearest pixel value, or ...
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### Amplitude demodulation of sinusidal signal in matlab

AM-demodulation task and I was asked to demodulate the signal in MATLAB and the result should contain three pictures. plotting the $fft$ the (frequency spectrum)of the signal i was able to determine ...
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### Low-pass filter with varying cut-off frequency over time

Is there a novel way to create a low-pass filter (Finite Impulse Response Filter) with varying cut off frequency over time? For example, I have a white noise that is 10 seconds long sampled at 44.1 ...
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### How do I filter out the specific components at 20MHz, in this figure?

I used the filter builder (lowpass) , to cut off the frequency at 0.5 MHz, and thus used a stopband of 0.1pi, and a passband of 0.0125pi. (Sampling Frequency= 80MHz). However, the output was still ...
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### Fixed-point Exponential Moving Average filter with given cutoff frequency

I want to implement in fixed point arithmetic an exponential moving average filter, with a specific cutoff frequency for a given sampling rate. The formula for the filter is  y_n = \alpha x_n + (1 -...
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### How to draw the magnitude plot of a variable slope low/high pass shelving filter? (eg. as a function of cascaded shelving filters)

I am interested in making a magnitude graph of a variable slope low/high pass filter. I would like to set slope in dB/oct and a cutoff pitch. The y-axis should be amplitude from 0 to 1, and the x-axis ...
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### Why is Cheby 2 filter uncommon?

I've been reading the Chebyshev filters chapter in The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing and it says "The Chebyshev filters discussed in this chapter are called type 1 ...
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### 2-d circularly symmetric low-pass filter

For a square pixel grid, the ideal 2-d low-pass filter with a horizontal and a vertical cut-off angular frequency $\omega_c$ in radians has an impulse response (kernel) $h_{\small\square}(x, y)$ that ...