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Stability of $x(n) = A x(n-1)+b$

I am looking at the following system: $x(n) = A x(n-1) + b$ where x and b are vectors and A is a matrix. How can I derive the stability and causality conditions for such a system using Z transform? If ...
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ROC of Z transform Doesnt include a pole on the boundary?

I cannot figure out what is going on here. I have an example problem in my book that says the ROC of a certain function is $$ 0.5 < |z| < \infty$$ The function's denominator is $$ 1 - z^{-1} + 0....
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Region of the coefficients of a quadratic equation that cause the roots of it to be in the unit disk

From Simon Haykin's Adaptive Filter Theory: consider the characteristic equation is $1+π‘Ž_1𝑧^{βˆ’1}+π‘Ž_2𝑧^{βˆ’2}=0$, then for the roots to be inside the unit circle (i.e. in the unit disk), the ...
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Real impulse response

It will be great if someone can explain me what exactly means "real impulse response". Further more , what is the effect of such a response on ROC (Laplace plane) and in particular if its ...
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Notch filter: differences between IIR and FIR filters

I'm trying to understand this great answer from Matt L. . It's said that "One advantage of IIR filters is that steep filters with high stopband attenuation can be realized with much fewer ...
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Pole locations of Butterworth filter

I am reading Proakis book "DSP using Matlab", 3rd edition. I am reading chapter 8, section 8.3, p. 402, and I am confused regarding the equation of poles (roots of denominator of system ...
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Query regarding complex poles and zeros ??always exist as conjugate pairs?

Complex poles and zeros always exist in conjugate pairs?If yes,in which context? https://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=32090&seqNum=9 The above link mentions this idea with eq 3.50
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Why does the filtered signal amplitude increase exponentially?

I am new to signal processing. I am having a problem applying a filter to a test signal. I am working with MatLab. My test signal is a chirp up to Nyquist frequency and my filter is in zeros and poles ...
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How to water level deconvolve a noisy signal if i have a zeros and poles file?

Thanks for your time and help! I am working with Apollo project passive seismic experiment (PSE) data, and I have a large set of seismic records (on digital counts) and the corresponding file of poles ...
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Plotting Frequency Response Magnitude and Phase for first order all pass filter

Having trouble plotting the frequency response characteristics for first order all pass filter. The Magnitude is expected to be constant across entire freq and Phase is expected to be only decreasing (...
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Apply Transfer Function in Continuous Domain in Matlab

I have the coefficients of a transfer function (i.e. numerator and denominator) in Laplace domain. How can I apply this to an input waveform using MATLAB script? I am looking for a function or piece ...
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Calculating Transfer function numerator and denominator from the rationalfit model

I have a frequency response data called 'AC_data' which is a vector of complex numbers (real and imaginary part) at different frequency points. I have calculated a rationalfit model for the AC_data ...
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Single pole IIR filter, fixed point design

We want to do a fixed point implementation of the single pole IIR filter: $y[n] = a\cdot x[n] + (1 - a)\cdot y[n-1] \quad ;\qquad 0<a<1$ What are the main design considerations to think about ?...
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Using ROC to find stability of system in specific example

I've started learning about finding the ROC from the transfer function, but I'm confused about an example. $$H(Z) = \frac{2Z + 1}{Z^2 + Z - \frac{5}{16}}$$ I understand the poles lie at $z = \frac{-...
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How to match zero-pole diagrams to their frequency responses (Discrete Time)

I get confused when there are a lot of zeros/poles in the zero-pole diagram and I find difficulty understanding their frequency response. I know the following: 1. Complex conjugates cause double ...
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Is $\cos(\pi \sqrt n)u[n]$ stable?

I took a z transform and got a double pole at $z=1$, but I don't know if that's correct. I'm lost because I don't know if $\cos(\theta)$ converges or diverges or what that means for $h[n]$ being ...
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Necessary Conditions for stability in z domain?

What are the necessary(must) conditions for stability in z domain? I am sure about one(ROC must include unit circle) Is there any other such condition which states that there shouldn't be any poles in ...
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Finding poles of an abstract transfer function

When finding the poles of something like the following transfer function, would I be able to write $z=\sqrt[L]{\mu}$ since square roots aren't technically defined on the complex plane? $$Y(z) = \frac{...
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What is difference between repeated poles and distinct poles? [duplicate]

What is difference between repeated poles and distinct poles? As far as i am able to understand is that repeated poles are those that have same value of both x and y coordinates while distinct poles ...
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ROC vs stability in z domain?

I have read in some dsp texts that when ROC includes unit circle,system is stable But i am bit confused in difference between stability and marginal stability depending Upon ROC Especially i am ...
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Who first understood the importance of poles?

Who first understood (or at least published papers on) the importance of poles in understanding transfer functions in the frequency domain? If I had to guess, I'd suggest Nyquist or Bode but I know ...
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ROC of the function in the problem 9.14 of Oppenheim's Signals and Systems textbook

I have solved the problem 9.14 in Oppenheim's Signals and Systems textbook, but my solution and the one in Slader is different. Problem is given above. And Slader solution is here. I have also ...
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Causality of z-transform $a^nu[n+1]$

To preface, this is not a homework related question but purely for self-study purposes. I'm try to do the analyse of z-transform of $a^nu[n+1]$. It is clearly a non-causal signal, I try to explain it ...
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Difference between repeated poles and distinct poles?

An important concept in dsp is marginal stability where we often see the term" repeated roots " or "repeated poles "? What are they? Does the term repeated means that two or more poles occur at ...
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get poles and zeros of frequency response

I am working on a python based LTSPICE project. I would like to get poles and zeros of AC simulation data. Is there a way to get them under use of the magnitude and phase out of the frequency ...
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Lead compensator vs lag compensator?

I already know that lag compensator acts like PI controller and improves steady state and lead compensator acts like PD controller improves transient state but how they achieve their goal? Despite ...
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Pole Zero plot given a Transfer function

I've been looking at how to plot zeros/poles based on a transfer function. I found a couple of Tutorials online. In the first youtube tutorial, the author brilliantly explains how to plot the zeros/...
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Are MATLAB function zp2tf() and tf2zp() are complementary or not?

I was under impression that given, pole, zero and gain the transfer function (filter coefficients b and a) is fixed. Therefore, ...
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Find the length of the impulse response of a Linear Phase Type 4 FIR filter

The length should be found such that the group delay is minimum It is given that the impulse response is real. One zero of the Transfer function is at $0.6e^{j\frac{\pi}{4}}$, and another one is at -...
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How to realize Poles and zeros at infinity??especially through transfer function?

I have a question regarding the poles and zeros at infinity I often read here in DSP SE and also in some textbooks about poles and zeros at infinity This question also answers somehow (but not in ...
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Effect of origin poles on stability?

What will be stability if we have only one single pole at origin in s domain?? and what will be the case for multiple poles at origin in s domain?
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How can the Poles of the Root Locus be negative?

My understanding of drawing a root locus diagram is that stability requires all roots of the characteristic polynomial of the open loop transfer function to lie in the negative real part of the plane. ...
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Poles and zeros map, High pass filter

Given the following poles and zeros map I have to identify qualitatively, which filter type is represented (Low-Pass, High-Pass, ...). In the solution it says, that this is a high pass filter. ...
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Powers of $z$ in a discrete transfer function

I have been working with discrete-time systems and I am not yet able to understand the reason behind using powers of $z^{-1}$ in transfer functions. I get that $z^{-1}$ means a delay, but when we ...
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pole/zero plot & impulse response

in a mock exam of dsp was asked this question, and even in knowing how to compute DFT's of the plot, I wondered if there was a fast way of pairing these plots to their respective impulse response? ...
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How to design a a filter and how to determine the poles and zeros on the basis of following informations?

A sinusoidal signal of 300Hz frequency,3V amplitude is contaminated with line frequency (50Hz,1V). Design a digital filter including poles and zeros to remove the interference component. Consider the ...
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Where to start in the design of my filter to remove 50 Hz

pick any 3 random files from this database, : https://physionet.org/pn3/ecgiddb/ They are subject to 50 Hz powerline interference. We wish to convert from time domain to frequency domain and remove ...
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Z transform - Inverse System function - Why number of poles and zeros myst be equal?

I know that if a system is causal then the system function H(z) must have : a) a ROC that spans from the exterior of the most distant pole and b) the number of zeros must not be greater than the ...
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The range of r can be r<1 and r>1

I have to find the range of r which makes H(z) stable. There is no restriction of left sided or right sided. Then, both r<1 (z>r) and r > 1 can be the answer?
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Plane Settings of the Matched $z$-transform Method

I've come across that the matched $z$-transform maps poles of the $s$-plane design to locations in the $z$-plane. My question is, what is the $s$-plane and what does this mean? I'm aware that the ...
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Nyquist Plot for transfer functions with poles at the origin

I'm learning Nyquist plots and something has been seriously bugging me when treating poles or zeros in the origin. Nyquist plots obtains information based on the argument principle which states "If f(...
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Pole-zeros of a real-valued causal FIR system

Could someone please help me with the following question? Below is the magnitude response of a real-valued causal linear phase FIR system of order N = 6. Determine the location of poles and zeros. I ...
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How to determine if a filter is bandpass/stopband from its pole-zero diagram in z-domain

How can we determine if a filter is bandpass or stopband, just by looking at its pole-zero diagram in z-domain? For exmaple, if we have a system with third-order pole at the origin and a zero on the ...
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Phase contribution of complex poles

I am struggling with understanding the phase contribution of each individual pole. Let's say we have a system (minimum-phase system if it makes a difference) and it has poles located at: and What is ...
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Poles and zeros representation in s-plane

We have a filter (or a system) that has two poles at $f_{p1} = f_{p2} = 20$ GHz and one zero at $f_{z1} = 15$ GHz. Let's assume the gain is $K = 1$. Then how do you mark these poles and zero in the ...
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Transfer function from poles and zeros

If we know that a filter (or a system) has two poles at 20 GHz and one zero at 15 GHz, then how do you write the transfer function $H(s)$ for such a system? I am wondering why sometimes the poles and ...
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Hidden zero in system equation $H(z)$

An FIR linear phase filter has unit sample response $h[n]$ that is real with $h[n]=0$ for $n < 0$ and $n > 7$. If $h[0]=1$ and the system function has a zero at $z=0.4e^{j\pi/3}$ and a zero at $...
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Does the system function H(z) for a filter always have symmetry above and below the real x-axis?

When I look at the Pole/Zero diagrams in the DSP books it appears that whatever pole or zero is above the real x-axis from: $$\omega=0 \rightarrow \pi$$ is always reflected as a mirror image ...
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Is the inverse of a causal system also causal?

If I have a causal system H(z) and I find the inverse of this system: $$ G(z) = \frac{1}{H(z)} $$ Is G(z) also causal?
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Get the discrete-time poles and zeros from continuous-time poles and zeros

How do you implement the following function: $$[Z^d, P^d, K^d] = \text{fcn} \,(Z^c, P^c, K^c),$$ where $Z^c = [z^c_m, ..., z^c_1]$, $P^c = [p^c_m, ..., p^c_1]$, and $K^c$ are zeros, poles, and gain ...