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Questions tagged [z-transform]

The Z-transform converts a discrete time-domain signal, which is a sequence of real or complex numbers, into a complex frequency-domain representation.

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Potential issues arising from too stable discretization

When numerically simulating a system, usually some kind of discretization is necessary, obtained by some kind of z-transform, such as, for instance, the bilinear transform $s\mapsto \frac{2}{\triangle ...
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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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Z-transform of not quite an upsampler

I know the z-transform of an upsampler is: $$ y[n] = \begin{cases} x(n/L) &n=0,\pm L, \pm 2L, ...\\ 0&otherwise \end{cases} \longrightarrow Y(z)= X(z^{L}) $$ if $x[n]_L$ is defined to zero ...
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Why is the Z-transform so important in digital filters analysis and design? [closed]

Please elaborate on why this mathematical transform can help analyzing as well as designing any type of digital filter.
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factoring poles / zeros: off by constant gain compared with textbook

(From Schaum's DSP outline, 2nd edition, problem 5.32) Book says factor it and extract H(z) from the factored product: $$ H(z)H(z^{-1})= \frac{ \frac{5}{4} - \frac{1}{2}z - \frac{1}{2}z^{-1} }{ \...
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what symmetry does system function H(z) have if h[n] is real?

assuming h[n] is real... If frequency response $H(e^{j\omega})$ is Conjugate Symmetric: $$ H(e^{-j\omega}) = H^*(e^{j\omega}) $$ $$ H(e^{j\omega}) = H^*(e^{-j\omega}) $$ Then, what symmetry does ...
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Squared magnitude of System Function H(z)

If: $$ |\alpha|^2 = \alpha \alpha^* $$ Then, why does: $$ |H(z)|^2 = H(z) H(z^{-1}) $$ instead of: $$ |H(z)|^2 = H(z) H^*(z) $$
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RoC of Z transform of signal consisting of 3 values

Let's consider the signal $x[n]=\{x[1],x[2],x[3]\}$ It's $\mathcal{Z}$ transform is $\frac {x[1]}{z}+\frac {x[2]}{z^2}+\frac {x[3]}{z^3}$ My textbook says it converges for all values of $z$ but ...
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Is it customary to use the period as coefficient when sampling the impulse response?

I have an analog, continuous impulse response $$h_a(t)=u(t)\cdot\sum_{n=1}^4A_ne^{s_nt}$$, and by sampling it with the usual method I get $$h[n]=\Delta th_a(n\Delta t).$$ Now, that $\Delta t$ is a bit ...
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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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graph of poles at the same location

Just wanted to make sure: This cases would have three poles at the exact same location of (z=1) on the complex plane? $H(z)=\frac{1}{(z-1)^3}$ But this case, would have three poles spread out on a ...
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system function $H(\omega)$ relationship to odd and even components of h[n]

What qualities of $h[n]$ are necessary for: $$ H(e^{j\omega}) = DTFT\{h_{even}[n]\} + j\ DTFT\{h_{odd}[n]\} $$ Do all real / causal h[n] have the property that: $$ H(e^{j\omega}) = DTFT\{h_{even}[n]...
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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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ROC of inverse system function

If the region of convergence (ROC) for system function $H(z)$ is $R_h$, what is the ROC of the inverse function $G(z)=\frac{1}{H(z)}$? $$$$
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z-transform causality properties: negative coefficents are zero ($x[-1]z^1=0$, $x[-2]z^2=0$, …)

Let's suppose I have a system: $$Y(z)=X(z)H(z)$$ If the system is causal, does that mean that all the negative coefficients (example: x[-1]) of the transform for $Y(z)$, $X(z)$, and $H(z)$ are zero?...
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chirp z-transform for different output sizes

I am attempting to use the chirp z-transform for an application that requires arbitrary FFT output sizes less than or equal to the length of the input signal. However, I've encountered an issue where ...
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Is this calculation of inverse z-transform proper

I wonder whether my calculation of inverse z transform are correct. My IIR system is described as follows in Z-domain $H(z) = \frac{z^{-2}}{1-0.5z^{-2}}$ After using partial fraction decomposition I ...
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Is “initial value theorem” sufficient to prove causality of a system?

Textbook states Initial value theorem as follows: if $x[n]$ is equal to zero for $n < 0$, the initial value, $x[0]$, may be found from $X(z)$ as follows: $$ x[0] = \lim_{\ z \rightarrow \...
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What is the sequence type if ROC is an annulus in the z-plane

if: $|z|>|\alpha|$ is causal and right-sided and: $|z|<|\alpha|$ is anti-causal and left-sided then, what is the annulus/donut-ring ROC? $|\beta| < |z| < |\alpha|$ non-casual? ...
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Inverse z-transform. Where is mistake?

I've already wrote about that trouble (link here), but I don't understand where I've made a mistake. Full description of the task is as follows: Z-transform of sequence {x(k)} describe by the ...
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Trouble with inverse Z-transform and calculating of samples

I have a little problem. I have to solve this task but I can't. Z-transform of sequence $\{x(k)\}$ describe by the formula: $$X(z) = \frac{2.5 -3.15z^{-1} + 1.2 z^{-2}}{1-2.3z^{-1} + 1.2z^{-2}...
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z-Transform Methods: Definition vs. Integration Rule

The definition of the z-transform is defined as $z = e^{sT}$ where "s" is complex frequency for continuous-time systems and "T" is the sample period. Why are rules such as the forward rectangular ...
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How do I examine if the signal can be z-transformed?

It's given signal $x[n]=\sin(\frac{2 \pi}{N} m n) u[n]$ where $u[n]$ is the unit step function. Can I calculate Z-Transform? $\mathcal{Z}$ transform exists when $$ \sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} x[n]z^{...
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Inverse z-transform of a modulus square

Suppose we have the z-transform of $x[n]$ is $X(z)$ and that of $y[n]$ is $Y(z)$. Then we know that the inverse z-transform of $G(z)=X(z)Y(z)$ is $g[n]=x[n]*y[n]$, where $*$ is convolution. What will ...
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Determining asymptotic stability using transfer function?

In an exam task, I am asked to determine the transfer function of the following direct-time system and decide whether it's stable. I think this system is canonical and the amplifiers 'on top' ...
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Calculating an output of a system (Z- transform question)

I have a following question to answer: An LTI system is described by its impulse response h[n]. For input x[n] it gives output y[n]. $$h[n] = u(n) - u(n-N) $$ $$x[n] = u(n) - u(n-M)$$ I want to ...
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Trivial and non-trivial zeros

I am new to DSP, and I'm self studying. Could someone please explain to me what do we mean by trivial and non-trivial zeros?
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Transfer function of a nonhomogeneous difference equation

Consider the following difference equation: $y_k=\alpha y_{k-1}+\beta x_k$ The transfer function for this is given by: $\displaystyle\frac{Y(z)}{X(z)}=\frac{\beta}{1-\alpha z^{-1}} = \frac{\beta}{...
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partial fractions expansion inverse Z-transform, help

I have the correct solution from teacher's solution guide, but I was slightly confused by some algebra about the partial fractions expansion evidently difference equation is as follows $ y[n] = \...
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solving recurrence relation with Z-transform (LTI and causal)

I just wanted to doublecheck answers for my sanity's sake (exam next week) problem statement recurrence relation, solve it $y[n+1]= 35 + y[n]*0.5$ according to my teacher it will be such that the ...
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How is the ROC of a transform function determined?

Suppose I have $x[n]$ and $y[n]$, and I calculate their respective Z-transforms $X(z)$ and $Y(z)$ as well as their respective ROCs. Calculating $H(z)$ is as simple as calculating the quotient of $\...
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finding inverse Z transform with usage of tables (LTI and causal sequences)

problem is as follows try to find the inverse Z $Z^{-1} (\frac{3}{z+2}) = ???$ with the usage of z-transform tables Ok, so in order to find something from the table, I thought that we expand with ...
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BIBO Stability in Z-domain

I'd really appreciate it if someone could please explain to me the condition for a LTI system to be BIBO stable, in z-domain. I have a background in control, and in linear control for example, if we ...
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Partial Fraction Expansion for Inverse Fourier Transform

In many textbooks, I've seen the application of Partial Fraction Expansion (PFE) to find an inverse Fourier Transform. Let's stick to the discrete time case, and let me give you an example. Let's say ...
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How can I implement a triangular filter in MatLab, given it's Z-transform representation?

I have to implement an anti-aliasing filter for a certain processing step in MatLab. While searching in literature for inspiration, I came accross a paper in which the authors wrote the following: ...
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Block diagram for a complex impulse response

I have this question regarding digital systems which might not handle sinusoidal signals in general. So let us say that I have a system with impulse response $h(n) = \{1+j, -1, 2j \}$ with first ...
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How to find the difference equation directly from Direct Form II signal flow graph

I am trying to solve for the difference equation of the following signal flow graph: I am aware that Direct Form II can be converted to Direct Form I, which finding the difference equation directly ...
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Stability of system with poles inside unit circle - conflict with differential equation

I am trying to understand why a system with a single pole inside the unit circle is stable. For example, take a system with one pole at $z=\frac{1}{2}$. The literature says the system is stable. As a ...
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Z Transform - Do i always need 2 poles for every “peak”?

I am quite new to digital signal processing (and also Z transforms). I am reading about frequency response modelling and have some questions do we always need a pair of poles for each "peak" in the ...
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Impulse response of a second order LTI

I have a set of measurement which I want to model with 2nd-order difference equations (first order eqs don't model well enough). The equation is $$y[n] = \alpha_1 y[n-1] + \alpha_2 y[n-2] + \beta_0 ...
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Steady state value of a complex convolution

I am trying few problems on the introductory part of DSP. One of the problem asks to calculate the steady state response of a system with impulse response $h[n] = (\frac{j}{2})^{n} u[n] $ to an input ...
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Evaluate the Z Transform

Evaluate the Z transform of $x[n] = n^3$ where the signal is two sided. I have tried using the basic definition of the Z transform ie., $$X(z) \triangleq \sum_\limits{n=-\infty}^{+\infty} x[n] \, z^...
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Z transform stability

What is the causality & stability status for three cases shown (aso in attached photo) ? $$H(z) = \frac{z(z-1)}{(z+1)(z+\frac{1}{3})} $$ for three possible regions of convergence as: a-) |z| > ...
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How to determine poles and zeros of the z-transform?

This is a simple question, but I just don't understand how we determine the poles and zeros of a rational system function. For example, for the LTI system described by this constant coefficient ...
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How does an IIR system affect magnitude and phase of a sinusoidal signal

Consider an IIR system with impulse response $h[n]=\left( \frac{1}{\sqrt{3}} \right)^n u[n]$. If I apply $x[n]=\cos(n \frac{\pi}{2} + \varphi)$ at the input, how can I determine the change in ...
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Transfer function of resonant filter with 2 poles, peak at $f_0 = 500\text{ Hz}$, and $\Delta f = 32\text{ Hz}$

This a contest question. I'd like some help because I can't find any materials related to this topic. https://www.qconcursos.com/questoes-de-concursos/questao/ecd6c966-51 My english translation: ...
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transfer function and 'causal' signal - evaluate transfer function or use z-transform of input?

From my studying difference equations and transfer functions, I understand that when a complex exponential input $x[n]=z_1^n$ is applied to an LTI system with transfer function $H(z)$, determining the ...
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How to compute impulse and frequency response of Flanger?

I have to the implementation of a Flanger effect on Matlab, buy previously I have to plot its frequency response and impulse response. The difference equation is $y[n]=x[n]+a\cdot x[n-d[n]]$ where $a$...
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Poles of the transfer function in Z Transform

Given that: $H(z)$ has 4 poles maximum. $H(z)$ has a pole at $z_1=a+bi$ Given that the impulse response $h[n]$ is: Symmetric: $h[n] = h[-n]$ Real: $\forall$$n$ , $h[n]$$\in$$\mathbb{R}$ How we can ...
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What happens when the poles of this z-transform function are outside the ROC for a signal?

I am given a z-transform function for a signal $h[n]$. It's $H(z)=\frac{2z^2-0.75z}{(z-0.25)(z-0.5)}$. I am supposed to find $h[n]$ and check the stability of the system for these cases: a)ROC: $|...