# 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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### 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 ...
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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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### 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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### Filtering on time or frequency domain?

I'm applying an ideal filter on the frequency domain. My code below: ...
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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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### 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 ...