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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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Reverse engineering a digital filter

I have 2 simultaneous signals that both are designed to measure eye movements. They are sampled at 250 Hz. We have 12 subject recordings. For 3 stable periods in each subject, we choose 256 points and ...
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Manually creating a lowpass filter from the frequency domain: what phase?

In an attempt to gain a better understanding of DSP, I want to create a very simple (1D) lowpass, or I think more correctly "stop-band" or "band-reject" filter, to filter out a single frequency, e.g., ...
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Low-Pass Filtering of not evenly sampled signal

I have a signal sampled unevenly over 1 million ns. the signal is sampled over 1GHZ clock and the samples are as the following: 0-100 ns - sample every 1 ns. 100-1000 ns - sample every 10 ns. 1000-...
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analog-to-discrete-to-analog system sampling problem

This is not a homework problem, I am solving practice problems for my exam. Consider the analog-to-discrete-to-analog system shown in figure 1. The CT signal $x_a(t)$ is sampled at a frequency of $...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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LP to BP transformation steps

Considering the following problem, What i know to convert from LP signal to BP signal is to: Draw the FD of the LP equation From it I can draw the FD for BP From this graph I can deduce the equation ...
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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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Single-pole IIR low-pass filter - which is the correct formula for the decay coefficient?

A single-pole IIR low-pass filter can be defined in discrete time as y += a * (x - y), where y is the output sample, ...
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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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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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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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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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4-phase FIR LPF in MATLAB

I'm trying to create a low pass FIR filter using the coefficients I found in ITU 1770-3 on page 18. This is the last piece of the puzzle for an audio loudness metering algorithm I'm working on. I'm ...
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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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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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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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digital IIR filter delay and oversampling

Can oversampling decrease the delay of digital IIR filter? Imagine there is some digital signal going into processor that applies low pass filter.Lets say its 1 KHz sample rate and the filter is ...

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