# 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.

573 questions
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1answer
22 views

### Cut-off frequency for Low-pass filters in Arctangent Demodulation

According to literature, the arctan-demodulation method commonly used in Radio-frequency radar systems is the one shown below: Is there a rule of thumb regarding the cut-off frequency of these Low-...
1answer
30 views

### Amplitude / gain of difference of 2 known FIR low-pass filters

Given a discretely sampled sinusoidal signal (frequency $1/40$), and 2 Simple Moving Averages (SMA), better known as FIR low-pass filters of order e.g. $10$ and $21$, it can easily be calculated what ...
1answer
46 views

### Ideally Lowpass-filtered White Gaussian Noise: question about a derivation of variance and covariance

Consider white gaussian noise $\omega(t)$ that has passed through and ideal lowpass filter with bandwidth $B$. This filter has the impulse response $$h(t) = 2B\text{sinc}(2Bt)$$ Sampling the filter ...
0answers
53 views

### Two pole Biquad with Resonace filter now applies too much resonance with cutoff frequencies close to the waveform frequency

I rebuilt the filter using the link that @Hilmar provider. However, it now applies too much resonance with a cutoff frequency close to the original waveform frequency. I believe the problem is that I ...
1answer
45 views

### How to find the minimum order for a low pass filter with different gain levels

I have the following for a filter with passbands having different gain levels, in this case I set the order arbitrarily to 100. Is there a way to find the minimum order that still satisfies the ...
1answer
65 views

### Verifying the result from lowpass filter

I have a event record from acceleration censer. I'm trying to remove gravity from the event record by low/high pass filter as following site shows. https://developer.android.com/reference/android/...
1answer
75 views

2answers
49 views

### Designing digital low pass filter with low pass-band group delay

I'm interested in specifying a digital low pass filter with low (and near constant) pass band group delay. I tried python's spicy.signal.minimum_phase to transform ...
1answer
39 views

### Amplitude response of Lynn's low pass filter at the 3dB cutoff frequency

I am referring to the calculations in https://courses.cs.washington.edu/courses/cse474/18wi/labs/l8/QRSdetection.pdf for the second order Lynn's low pass filter. On the third page, the author mentions ...
2answers
98 views

### Butterworth-like filter with no zero at Nyquist?

I have an old digital synthesizer that has a Butterworth-like 2nd order filter with resonance. However, with high frequency tones it appears there is no steep cutoff near Nyquist (I am sure it is the ...
2answers
107 views

### How do I sort out my window sinc low pass filter

I started writing a windowed sinc low pass filter, but I cannot seam to get the code figured out right. I followed these two links http://doctord.webhop.net/Courses/textbooks/Smith_DSP/dsp_book_Ch16....
1answer
50 views

### How to come true the convolution with a 2-D array in frequency domain with python

I use the pretty simple example used in many books to understand the convolution in the frequency domain. But I cannot find the real results. ...
0answers
33 views

### Bandpass filter vs sequential high and lowpass filter in Matlab: weird difference

I am trying to bandpass a neural signal acquired at 20kHz between 0.5 and 100 Hz. I have tried to do it in two ways. The first way is to sequentially highpass and lowpass the signal and the second one ...
1answer
65 views

### Butterworth filter's gain formula does not agree with R's signal package

I'm trying to calculate the Butterworth filter gain. If I use the formula mentioned on Wikipedia: $$G^2(\omega) = \frac{G_0^2} {1+\left(\frac{j\omega}{j\omega_c}\right)^{2n}}$$ I don't get a ...
1answer
26 views

### simulink discrete integrator block problem

I am testing the Simulink discrete integrator block as shown in the picture below. The simulation is fixed step with $T_s = 1e-5$ and the cosine wave block setting and the scope display is also shown ...
2answers
25 views

### Filter recognition from transfer function

I have a filter with this transfer function in the z-plane $H(z)= z^{-k}$. Which type of filter is this (BP,LP,BS)and why? I have a delay filter with zero/poles equal to zero and the magnitude ...
1answer
296 views

### Block diagram of M-PSK modulation and demodulation

I have come across this quadrature modulator block diagram in many books and websites: I've read that the quadrature modulator allows to realize many different digital modulations, including ...
2answers
184 views

### How to apply an anti-aliasing filter before downsampling

I have an eeg signal with two channels (f3m2 and f4m1) which is divided into epochs. I want to augment the data by taking every 5th sample. I can re-use the discarded samples to create 5 versions of ...
0answers
125 views

### Sinc3 Filter in FPGA

I working on FPGA block which requires an Sinc3 Filter for Sigma-Delta ADC coming in. I read about it and Sinc filter, is filter with frequency response of sinc, that means its just a moving average ...
1answer
45 views

### Why use both a high pass and a low pass filter in a Butterworth implementation for noise reduction?

I am a new to audio processing . I want to develop an application that reduces audio noise using a Butterworth filter. I found some existing code doing this, but I still do not understand the use of ...
0answers
91 views

### How can I generate an ideal 2D low-pass filter in MATLAB?

I've been tasked with creating a 32 x 32 half-band low-pass image filter in MATLAB. My thinking is to generate the ideal filter mask in the frequency domain and compute the corresponding convolution ...
0answers
67 views

### Implementation of IIR filter

Suppose we have a discrete input waveform (with sampling frequency Fs = 32*56e9). We want to filter this waveform with a filter that has two complex conjugate poles (at 22 GHz) and one zero (at 17GHz) ...
0answers
42 views

### Analogue Filters (Picking the right filter!)

I'm new to Analogue and I'm trying to find the Ideal filter for the following specifications: $0.1\ \rm dB$ ripple Cutoff Frequency $F_c = 80\ \rm{kHz}$ An attenuation of $40\ \rm dB$ at the stop-...
1answer
35 views

### FIR Filter 3dB Frequency

I am new to signal processing and I want to calculate the 3 dB - cut off frequency of this FIR filter, which has the following transfer function: For the evaluation i need to replace the z with and ...
1answer
53 views

### Is it possible to specify number of taps and cutoff frequency independently?

When specifying the properties of a moving average filter, is it possible to specify the number of taps and the cutoff frequency? My guess is no since taps (the number of samples in a moving average ...
2answers
60 views

### How to interpret frequency response of moving average system in discrete time signal processing?

Excerpt from Discrete Time Signal Processing by Alan Oppenheim: The text says this can be considered as an approximation of a Low Pass Filter. A low pass filter in continuous signal system is ...
0answers
26 views

### What are the equations for magnitude plots of the common IIR filters? (Are the ones I have so far correct?)

I need equations that describe the magnitude plots of basic IIR filter types. I had looked into this a few years ago and saved some equations but it only covers part of what I need, and I can't recall ...
1answer
46 views

### What is the decay rate (time constant) of two One-Pole LPF's cascaded in series?

If you have a One-Pole LPF, and set the cutoff frequency to $\frac{1}{2πt}$ where $t$ is the time to $\frac{1}{e}$ amplitude, it will provide an exponential decay in response to a step function (eg. ...
1answer
39 views

### Is there an equation that will graph the shape or predict the maximum amplitude of a single sample impulse fed through a One-Pole LPF?

If you feed a single sample impulse of a given amplitude through a One-Pole LPF you get an envelope that looks like this: The output of the LPF from its peak will settle into an exponential decay ...
0answers
25 views

### LPF and HPF filters in ENVI

Since we know about convolution filter in image processing, it is basically a matrix applied to an image and a mathematical operation comprised of integers and it works by determining the value of a ...
2answers
230 views

### Using oversampling to increase resolution of a DC-signal as input

Currently I'm working on a project which uses oversampling to increase the resolution of a 12 bit ADC to a maximum of 16 bits. My goal is to fully understand the theory behind oversampling and why it ...
1answer
54 views

### Performance bounds for low-pass filters

Precisely how does the performance of an FIR filter depend on its design criteria? To illustrate, here is a specific question that probably does not have a convenient answer: The Parks-McClellan ...
2answers
17 views

### Average identical sweeps or lowpass filter sweeps first?

There are 5-10 replicate sweeps of measurements that are meant to be averaged. I also typically lowpass filter the signal at 2000Hz. The target signals are in the 0-100Hz range, and have, for lack of ...
1answer
54 views

### Downsampling after a highpass filter

Question: The following sentence is not clear to me (especially why down-shift occurs). Could someone explain it please? On the other hand, downsampling the output of the highpass filter down-shifts ...
1answer
28 views

### Difference between the average operation and the application of the equivalent LPF

I would be glad if someone could answer my question. I have a bit stream of data and I want to extract the low frequency component. When post processing the data I can calculate the average value over ...
1answer
132 views

### Converting a lowpass filter to a highpass filter. FIR filter-type 1

I was told that in the FIR filter type I, the impulse response of a highpass filter $h_H[n]$can be obtained as follows, $$h_H[n] = \delta[n − m] − h_L[n]$$ where $h_L[n]$ is the impulse response of a ...
1answer
182 views

### Derivation of the lowpass to bandpass transformation

I have a basic question. The "well known" lowpass to bandpass transformation is $$s \longmapsto \frac{\bar{s}^2 + \omega_1\omega_2}{\bar{s}(\omega_1 - \omega_2)},$$ which gives a bandpass ...
1answer
59 views

### Output of LTI (in time and frequency $\omega$ domain) : when input goes through LPF

I would like to raise a mathematical question : Let's say we are been given : x(t) = \begin{cases} \cos(\pi t) & |t| \leq 0.5 \\ 0 & \textrm{otherwise} ...
0answers
24 views

### interpreting the post filter features in a sensor data

I am new to signal processing and I am working on Filtring signals(using basic analog filters, FIR filters, and IRR filters), for Human activity recognition, using sensor data, I Extract the features ...
0answers
54 views

### Low-pass filters not producing smooth output

I'm relatively new to this material, so apologies in advance if I'm missing something obvious. I'm trying to smooth some very noisy signals. What I observe is that if I apply an ewma, even with a ...