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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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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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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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First order low pass filter

I am trying to better understand the first-order low pass filter: Summary: Per wikipedia, a first order low pass filter yields the following in discrete time: $$ \frac{Y(s)}{U(s)}= \frac{\omega_{c}}...
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Design discrete controller for zero steady state error

I have the following system where $$G(s)=\frac{0.5}{s+1}+\frac{5}{s+10}$$ How can I design the C(z) controller so that the steady state error for a step input r(t)=1(t) is zero? I know that this ...
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Is there a z-transform like for variable sampling rate signals?

I'm working with signals with variable sampling rate (the time space between samples is not constant). I know the delay between samples but I don't wont to interpolate the signal. Is there a way to ...
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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 $s\mapsto \frac{2}{\triangle ...
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z-transform causality properties: negative coefficents are zero ($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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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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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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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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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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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 can one know the polynome equation based on the output of a system?

I came across this situation in my textbook: However I have no clue about how you can (starting from the stepresponse on the left), get the polynome equation on the right. Could someone please ...
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Taking the inverse $\mathcal Z$- transform with a summation in the denominator

I'm learning about z-transforms, and was going through some practice problems and I've been stuck on this one for a little bit. I'm trying to take the inverse z-transform of the following: $$\frac{1}{\...
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Attempting to use the trapezoidal rule to form a difference equation representing a circuit

I have a differential equation that has been proven to be correct. The transfer function obtained by Laplace domain analysis and Matlab freqs match up and all is well. The problem is somewhere in ...
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How to transform a Fractional Order Laplace Transfer Function into a digital filter?

I'm working with loudspeaker impedance analysis. Electrical behavior of loudspeakers can be modeled with RLC networks. But real loudspeakers have components, that exhibit some non-linear and frequency ...
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How does the ROC (Region of Convergence) related to a real world application?

In class, we are often given exercises to find the impulse response, output, and Z-transform of a system. In addition, we are often asked to define the Region of Convergence (ROC) depending on where ...
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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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Finding Z transform of a signal: Intermediate steps

Find the Z transform of $y(n)=x(n+2)u(n)$ I have solved the problem. I have doubt whether it is correct or not. It would be very helpful if someone could check whether the steps that I have ...
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periodicity, minimum phase, maximum phase, interpretation

I have a finite linear difference equation $$y(n)=ax(n-1)+bx(n-2)+cx(n-3)+\ldots+fx(n-m)\text,$$ relating an input $x(n)$ to an output $y(n)$. If I assume periodicity of type $x(n-2)=x(n)$, the ...
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Efficient computation of Chirp Z Transform

Chirp Z Transform (1, 2, 3) is more powerful than zooming techniques (I use it to actually trace non-stationary chirp signals) and very usable in signal processing, but it's flexibility comes at price ...
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Inverse z transform - Pair of complex conjugate poles

How can I perform the inverse z-transform on the following $H(z)$ to be able to calculate a real-valued impulse response $h[n]$? $$ H(z)=\frac{z^2}{z^2+0.8\sqrt{2}z+0.64} $$ My idea was to find an ...
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Deriving finite impulse response for polylogarithm

As a part of my research i have to use the following z-transform in matlab 'filter' function so as to derive the convoluted signal from the original one. $$\frac{1}{{\rm Li}_{k}(z^{-1}e^{-b})}$$ ...
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Z-transform and binomial series

I am reading a paper on frequency warping and I need to do a little manipulation of the Z-transform. Can somebody help me on how can I go about deriving equations $(3)$ and $(4)$ from equations $(1)$ ...
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Z domain transfer function to difference equation

I want to convert this transfer function: $$\ \frac{2\cdot(z-0.5)\cdot(z-0.6)}{z-1}$$ to a difference equation, but I have no idea how. Can someone help me? Thanks, Arjon
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Please explain Multiplication property in Z transform?

I am having problem visualizing contour any example will be great help. As far as as where I need it I was trying to find Z transform of a contracted signal by first multiplication by impulse train.
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Region of convergence for discrete system

I am confused by two questions on the region of convergence (ROC) when applying the $Z$-transform. Consider a discrete-time linear system $$x[n+1] = Ax[n]+Bu[n], \qquad y[n]=Cx[n]+D$$ whose transfer ...
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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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Question regarding ROC of transfer function

I've been trying to understand how to determine the Region of Convergence (ROC) of $H(z)$ given $X(z)$ and $Y(Z)$ for some time, and just can't wrap my head around it. I know that $Y(Z) = X(z)H(z) \...
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How do I convert a two-pole two-zero transfer function from the s-domain to the z-domain?

I'm trying to convert the following IIR transfer function from the s-domain to the z-domain: $$ H(s) = \displaystyle\frac{\frac{s^2}{\omega_z^2} + 2\zeta_z\frac s\omega_z + 1}{\frac{s^2}{\omega_p^2} + ...
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Inverse Z-Transform of a Complex Filter

What is the inverse z-transform of $$ 1/(1-az) $$ where a is complex and |a| < 1
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DTFT of $ f[k] = 3^k u(-k-1)$

Find the Discrete-time Fourier transform of $ f[k] = 3^k u(-k-1)$ (then sketch it and find its magnitude & angle). It doesn't fit any templates on the Fourier table, and I don't see how one ...
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z-transform of $2^k$

It seems that you can decompose it as such: $f(n) = a^n u(n) + a^{-n} u(-n-1)$ But I already have issue here, is it basically saying that $ u(n) + u(-n-1) = 1$? this is the plot of u(n) and u(-...
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Solving a linear ODE in the z-Domain

I'm stuck with an excercise or rather unsure how the solution came to be. the problem is the following: The following ODE is given: $$ x[k] + x[k-3] = 0 $$ Calculate the non trivial solution $...
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Inverse Chirp Z Transform

I am working to understand and use the Chirp Z-Transform. I want to use the algorithm for simple signal processing on data sets that are not a power of two. I need to be able to inverse transform as ...
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IIR filter SOS and Direct Forms doubt

I have below doubts, so confusing! As I don't want to assume from what I read, I am asking for help here! Are Second Order Sections another name for biQuads ? If I have 2 single pole transfer ...
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Why the number of poles and zeros for a RHS signal in the Z domain is equal?

I can not understand the reason why the following sentence is true: If we have a Right-Hand signal(RHS) x(n), X(z), the Z-transform of x(n), has the same number of poles and zeros except at z = ...