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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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Lowpass Lanczos filter

I am new to Lanczos filters and trying to figure out how they can be used to generate a zero-phase lowpass filter with good time-domain properties. This example shows how to implement such a filter in ...
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Why do Savitzky-Golay filters of degrees 4 and 6 have roughly opposite ripples?

Savitzky-Golay smoothing filters of polynomial degrees 4 and 6 have frequency response with ripples of roughly opposite signs. Thus averaging the coefficients of two filters of degrees d and d+2 is an ...
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Applying Jake's remez exchange algorithm for filter design

I have found C implementation for remez exchange algorithm(https://github.com/janovetz/remez-exchange/blob/master/remez.c) and I want to use this to implement a generic prototype lowpass filter. ...
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What is the reason for this 'linear “error”'

Here's MIM (Magnitude Invariance Method) thesis (press the "View PDF" to get the theis with MATLAB code in hands) and here's a plot showing the issue I'm trying to solve: Magnitude responses for one ...
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Digital low pass filter vs Kalman filter

I have experience with the design of FIR, IIR digital filters. I also know about the Kalman filter, but I am not skilled at using them. Consider the case of a low frequency signal from discrete ...
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How many different filters are needed for in an iterated filter bank?

I'm trying to implement an iterated filter bank as described in the Subband coding chapter of the Really Friendly Guide to Wavelets. However, the text seems to suggest that The advantage of this ...
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Frequency warping while creating filter coefficients

If I have an audio signal at 16kHz with frequencies band-limited to 8kHz. I want to low-pass filter this signal such that fc=4000Hz. Meaning when I reconstruct the signal I do not want any content ...
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How to implement one dimensional low pass Gaussian filter with zero-phase shift?

I am trying to apply a low pass Gaussian filter on a signal and find the exact location of maximum/minimum in the resulting smoothed signal. I have to do it for a few values of sigma (Gaussian ...
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Using a Passive 1st Order RC filter to Extract DC Component

I am trying to extract the DC component out of a PWM signal produced by the MCU using a LPF. I understand that 1st order RC filter is looked upon as being amateurish because the gain in the passband ...
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Issue with the Massberg Analog-Matched Low Pass Filter

Implemented the filter mentioned in title using Octave and couple sources Vicanek and Zeitlin (LPF.cpp). Got filter working otherwise but, ... when tested the responses against 'analog model' of the ...
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Implement a Butterworth Filter in C#

I'm very new to signal processing, but was asked to implement a filter function for Butterworth low pass filter for given order, cutoff frequency and sample rate. After reading some articles I think ...
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Low pass image filter

I have feature in my camera that indicates "Low Frequency Flat Field correction" and I want to evaluate its impact on the image. How can I do this? Currently I can only take pictures of a uniform ...
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Design of a Butterworth lowpass filter in MATLAB

I'm using the Signal Processing Toolbox in MATLAB to design a Butterworth low-pass filter. I'm told that my filter has been giving some unexpected results. In particular, when the values from this ...
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Which technique to use for signal/image processing or noise removal? (Image Example Provided)

I have an image that looks like this (it might appear low res in a browser because it is 16 MB). This image was taken with a scanning electron microscope, but because the equipment is outdated there ...
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Converting floating point IIR to fixed point arithmetic, given its difference equation

Is there some general way to perform the task given in the question? I have a filter given as follows: ...
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How use FIR filter for simulating an integral implemented using the trapezoidal integration?

Suppose I have this equation $$ \phi = \frac{60}{T^5} \int_0^T \left( T^2 - 6T \tau + 6\tau^2\right) y(t-\tau) d\tau - \frac{30 \alpha}{T^5} \int(T-\tau)^2\tau^2 u(t-\tau) d\tau $$ and I want to use ...
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is there upper limit on averaging window size for images?

An amateur question. I take an image and average pixels over a window 3 by 3, thus obtaining a smoother image. Then I increase the averaging window size - obtain an image with even less details, but ...
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Appropriate digital filter for GPS tracks?

I have an open-source software project whose purpose is to analyze a GPS track, or a similar track made by an application such as google maps, and estimate the physical exertion required to hike or ...
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Locate first minima in signal

I have many datasets which all looks roughly like this: All the datasets have this in common. First there is an artifact around 0 with an unknown (but likely very high) intensity. Then there is some ...
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Velocity estimation from distance sensor

I know it is a generic question but I did not find a specific answer to it online. My question is: I have a range sensor based on the time of flight (Infrared Sensor. Transmitter-Reflector-Receiver)....
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Two way Audio crossover MATLAB code using Bessel

Could MATLAB's besself function be used in designing an Audio crossover (Tweeter and Woofer) with highpass and lowpass filters? Most likely the same with this ...
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Which method to choose to get linear phase response zero group delay low-pass filter?

Background: I do time-dependent simulations of physical systems. Like this: http://journals.aps.org/prb/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevB.91.115431 During the simulation, observables are recorded and later ...
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Multiply filter kernel by sine

1)Suppose that we have low-pass filter with cf equal to 0.1. How frequency response would look like if I multiply filter kernel by sine with frequency say 0.3? How this is related to converting low-...
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Calculate cutoff frequency of filtered data

I am processing data which was put through a low pass filter at some point. Looking at the FFT, I can see that it is less than the Nyquist rate. I am trying to filter another set of data so that the ...
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Statistics of the output of a high bitrate signal filtered through a narrow band low pass filter

I was wondering what would be the statistics of the output of the filtering of an extremely wideband signal (e.g. 10 Gbps random data stream) through a narrowband low-pass filter (e.g. 10 MHz LP). I ...
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Lowpass then Inverse filtering in python

I wrote a simple lowpass filter in python to run against lena. Now I'd like to add Gaussian noise to the lowpass filtered data and then run an inverse filter against the lowpass and try to get the ...
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Recovery of Bandlimited Signals after Companding and Low Pass Filter

Let $\Omega > 0$ and denote by $\mathcal{B}_\Omega$ the subspace of $L^2(\Bbb R)$ consisting of signals that are bandlimited to $(-\Omega, \Omega)$. Denote $\mathcal{L}_{\Omega} : L^2(\Bbb R) \...
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Building a Low-Pass FFT filter for a noisy current pulse signal

I have some (well lots) of data signals which are measurements of current pulses. The current pulses are the result of spark breakdowns (20 kV + 700 pF capacitor so quite energetic) and my problem is ...
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How do decide which order my butterworth filter should have?

I have a signal that was recorded with around 300 samples in a second. Now I want to run a low pass and a high pass butterworth filter over it. The frequency for the high pass filter is around 0.05 Hz ...
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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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Why do I have to scale filter coefficients during bandlimited sample rate conversion?

I am writing an example for how to perform sample rate conversion using windowed sinc and polyphase filters. Here is the C++ code as a github gist. So far, this works, and I think I have understood ...
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High quality removing gravity from accelerometer data without Sensor Fusion

My smartphone have only accelerometer sensor. I need to get data close to (0,0,0) in hold in my own application. I did use some app from Google Play and data was very close to it (some like 0.1 and ...
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What is the difference between a range filter and a low-pass filter?

A low-pass filter attenuates the high frequencies, preserving only smooth variations in the provided image. The result of an image which is low-pass filtered is an image with blurred edges (hence ...
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“Improved” MZT/IIM type One pole LPF

Some time ago, while playing with all kind of approximation of common math functions, I came up to this idea to calculate a1 coefficient for a 1st order LPF filter: \begin{array}{l}a1=-(1+x+\frac12x^...
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How to low pass very few samples

I'm asking myself what is the best way to low pass a signal which only has a few hundred samples? Or is there a proper way at all? It must not be a sound signal but I used Audacity to display the ...
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Determine filter type using recurrence relation

Given the recurrence relation: $y[n] = x[n] + 0.5y[n-1]$ I want to determine the filter type (i.e. LPF, HPF etc.) I try to use Z transform, and get that the the transfer function is $H(z) = \frac{2z}{...
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Low pass filter preserving amplitude

Are there any types of low pass filters that preserve the amplitude and phase? The one that I am aware of, sometimes called an exponentially weighted moving average does neither. First order Low pass ...
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Constructing a lowpass digital differentiator such that maximum error is $n$ dB for passband

I want to construct a lowpass digital differentiator with uniform-interval samples such that error from ideal differentiator is $n$ dB in magnitude at maximum for the passband up to frequency $\...
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Lowpass-filter necessary before DFT?

I'm trying to distinguish eletrical engines by the magnetic field they create. I have no idea whether this is a smart idea, it's possible at all, whatsoever. However it brought me to a basic question ...
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LC Low Pass Filter Design

I am attempting to design a low-pass filter for a subwoofer, as the audio amplifier that is connected to it does not filter any of the sound coming in, and it is getting pumped full of high frequency ...
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How to combine filters' effects?

My question is about the use of many filters on a sound signal. I found the following transfer functions for the high cut, the low cut and the pass band filter : H = K / (1 - x^2 + j.x/Q) H = K / (1 -...
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Low/High cut filter : how does it work?

I have a question about the low-cut and high-cut filter on an equalizer. Let's say, for example, that I'm using a 15 band equalizer with the following central frequencies: 25, 40, 63, 100, 160, 250, ...
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Estimating frequency when there's little isolation between signal and noise frequencies

Say I have a signal which is guaranteed to have a frequency between 110-120 Hz but is corrupted by interference signals that're very close to this frequency range. For example, let the interference ...
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AM Modulator Demodulator in Python

I am trying to make a AM modem using Python Numpy and Matplotlib. I am successful in generating the AM Signal but I cannot demodulate it using a lowpass filter function that I made. The demodulation ...
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How to implement a time-varying filter?

I'm working on a 10-second sound, sampled at 44.1 khz. I want to do filtering, and have a desired EQ (equalization) curve that varies over time, as suggested here (here $f0=250\ Hz$) How to ...
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Translating Bessel filter from python to C - odd behavior past the cutoff frequency

I recently translated the code from scipy.signal.bessel to C in order to implement a bessel filter in a piece of analysis ...
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extrapolate turning points for a sine weighted moving average?

On a stationary signal a sine-weighted moving average is calculated (SWMA: the coefficient vector looks like the first (>0) part of a sinusoid). The SWMA looks like this: very smooth: The future is ...
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Is it possible from 1 order cascading low pass filters to make a butterworth filter

Today I have heard, that is "impossible" to make low pass butterworth filter from cascading 1 order low pass filters(RC). I am trying to discover is that true, but I can find little to none ...
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Why does the inverse fourier transform of a lowpass filter have complex components in matlab?

I am quite confused whether the following numerical differences i find are just severe round off errors made by matlab, or something i am doing wrong. The following happened when trying to see what a ...
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Sine-weighted moving average on non-periodic, stationary signal

I am looking for -or trying to create- a filter with a piece-wise monotonic second derivative in such a way that when placed on a non-periodic input signal, changes in sign of the second derivative ...