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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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Filter for Reducing Background Noise in Image

I have images where there is a lot of "black" background (few shades of black). (In many images at least half the pixels are background). I need to get interest points from the image, but because the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Low pass vs band pass filter

I've been reading some EEG papers where the authors use a bandpass filter at, say, 1Hz and 30Hz. I've also seen some accelerometer papers where they bandpass at 0.5Hz and 10Hz What is the difference ...
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Differences between low-pass, band-pass, notch filters

I'm studying image processing and I know that there are different filters you can apply. I don't understand the difference between the low-pass/bandpass/notch filter (or high-pass/band-reject/notch). ...
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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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“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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Why exactly is the Guassian filter a low-pass filter?

In image processing, a Guassian filter is used to blur an image. A low-pass filter is a filter that attenuates the high frequencies, preserving only smooth variations in the provided image. Is a ...
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Understading sampling theorem and aliasing

A real-valued analog signal with a flat spectrum between f = 0 Hz, and fmax is sampled at a sampling frequency fs = 24 kHz. The sampled signal is then processed with an ideal lowpass filter with ...
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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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Detecting Zero Crossing in Image Filtered by Laplacian Operator

This is my first question on this site, complete noob. But here goes. I have a positive Laplacian operator [[0,1,0], [1,-4,1], [0,1,0]] Now this Laplacian ...
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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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Can you turn a square wave into a sine wave using a low pass filter?

And if it could, would it make the sound of the square wave thinner than before because of losing its harmonics?
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Savitzky-Golay filter parameters

I am trying to smooth a series of data in order to obtain a continuous function that could represent that given data set. It came out that the Savitzky-Golay method could be a good way. Now, I don't ...
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What type of low-pass filter to use for gyroscope filtering in control application?

I am using a gyroscope to generate a feedback signal that drives a motor to resist rotation, just as in a camera gimbal. The gyroscope is sampling at 32 KHz with a bandwidth of 8 KHz, and my control ...
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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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How to keep low frequencies in DCT

How can I keep a percentage r of the low frequencies of a Nx1 signal x using the Discrete Cosine Transform of it? Is it simply zeroing all but the first rN elements of DCT(x)?
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how can I design Chebyshev filter with 5th-order polynomial and 0.001%-allowed ripples?

I'm very beginner in signal processing. I need to design a Chebyshev filter with 5th-order polynomial and 0.001%-allowed ripples by using matlab as I found in a paper. I'm filtering pressure data ...
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should I apply low-pass filter when calculating central derivative?

Let us say that we have a discrete signal $I_n$, $n=0, 1, 2, ...$. According to Nyquist theorem the maximum frequency for such discretization is $f_{max} = 0.5$. Now imagine that I want to calculate ...
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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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How to filter an OFDM signal? [closed]

Across the channel bandwidth there shoudd be 100 RBs (central 1200 sub carriers in a 2048 bin). Max power normalized to 0dB, the first OOB lobe should be -34dB. This 1st lobe on either side is at 5 ...
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How to set the frequency cut-off for a low pass RC filter?

How do I set the frequency for a low pass filter illustrated below?
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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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Why do cutoff frequencies of a high-pass digital filter differ from the ones i used to transform it from a low-pass analog filter in MATLAB?

I need to transform an elliptic analog low-pass filter to a digital high-pass filter but i'm having a problem because the resulting filter has lower cutoff frequencies than the ones i set. Here is the ...
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Using Parks-Mcclellan (or others) for FIR differentiator?

I have never seen the use of Parks-Mcclellan for differentiator - most uses tend to be lowpass filters. Is this because Parks-Mcclellan implementation of FIR differentiator has numerical problems and ...
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What is the intuition of “averaging is a low pass filter”?

As I know, the shape of a low pass filter in time and frequency are as follow: But how averaging work like a normal function in time domain? Is there any intuition in it?
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Why does my low pass filter diverge below 7000 Hz?

I'm trying to create a LPF, using language JAVA. My first aim is to understand how filters design is working and the second one is to create a "home made" equalizer with "home made" filters. To help ...
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Low pass to low pass transformation coefficient?

I am unable to solve this question, 10.10 from GATE IN 2004 (a previous year question paper for an exam targeted at engineering graduates in India.) So I tried to solve the 10.10 by considering the ...
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How does cascading low pass modules affect pass band ripples?

This question 10.21 is taken from GATE IN paper 2015. I don't understand the answer given, I mean why is the frequency response at the pass band frequency considered to be $(1-\delta)$, isn't the ...
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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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When lowpass filtering with a Gaussian kernel, how can $\sigma$ be related to cycles/pixel?

I wish to low pass filter an image with a Gaussian kernel. However, I also wish to select a filter that has the property of producing images that have have no greater than N cycles/pixel. Let's say I ...
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Determine filter type (HPF or LPF) by its coefficients

I want to determine optimal initial states for a FIR/IIR filter to get rid of oscillations and shifts at the initial interval. I've found that these initial states depend on filter type in the ...
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Cascading a filter with itself to form a higher-order filter?

I've been given an audio signal with some high frequency noise. The professor gave me the system function of a lowpass filter that gives me control over the cutoff frequency: $$H(z)=\frac{1-\alpha}{2}...
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Usefulness of Practical filter ouptput

If a practical filter can't remove all unwanted frequency components like ideal filter, does that mean unwanted frequency component are still present after filtering? how can we use such distorted ...
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Savitzky–Golay filter vs. IIR or FIR linear filter

A traditional IIR / FIR filter (lowpass to remove the high freq oscillations), e.g. moving average, or a Savitzky-Golay filter can all be useful to smoothen a signal, such as an envelope signal: ...
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Time-domain LPF not showing expected behavior

I am trying to implement a simple first-order Butterworth Low-Pass filter in Python. I have some code that makes use of scipy.signal.butter and scipy.signal.filtfilt. It works fine, but I wanted to ...
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Fractional Delay Filters and Cutoff Frequences

I am trying to implement an interpolator for arbitrary sampling rate conversion of a one-dimensional signal (a fractional delay filter). I am aware of the fact that interpolation is in general a ...
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Parallel Cascaded FIR Filters

I have a relatively simple question. I know if you connect multiple LTI systems in parallel, overall system's frequency response is the sum of each LTI system's frequency response. Therefore, what ...
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Detecting fundamental zero crossing point

I am looking for ideas from the more experienced members on algorithms for determining the fundamental zero crossing point of a 50 or 60 Hz signal. The fundamental zero crossing point is then used as ...
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How to Classify Image Filter as Low Pass Filter (LPF) or High Pass Filter (HPF)?

I am currently reading on the topics of image filtering and convolution kernels. While the process of convolution is clear to me, I do not understand, how one arrives at the statement, that a certain ...
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How to Classify a Kernel as Low Pass Filter (LPF) or High Pass Filter (HPF)? How to Transform an LPF Kernel into HPF Kernel?

The filter impulse response is [1/9 1/9 1/9;1/9 1/9 1/9;1/9 1/9 1/9]. how do i determine whether it is an Low pass filter or a high pass filter. If this is a low pass filter how do i convert it to a ...
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Filtering an acceleration signal

I have a triaxial accelerometer giving me acceleration along x, y, and z. I then combine the 3 axes by calculating magnitude of acceleration over all time points (details in my question here) I'm ...
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signal reconstruction [closed]

I'm new to DSP so the question might seem a little bit stupid: When using a low pass filter (say Butterworth filter) with Python, I came across an algorithm with which I can reconstruct my signal ...
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Initialize Hi Pass Filter

I want to remove the DC from a ADC, so I designed a two-pole, 1 Hz high-pass Butterworth filter for a signal sampled at 10kHz. The filter coefficients are: ...
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Problem with 1st order Massberg LPF [duplicate]

I'm trying to implement this filter in title by following the book "Designing Audio Effect Plug-Ins in C++" By Will Pirkle Problem I'm facing is the magnitude response error when comparing against ...

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