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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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Digtial FIR Impulse response & transfer function

I am currently working the figure through below. as it is an FIR Filter i have worked out using convolution that the output is 4,2,4,6,0,0. i am trying to obtain the 'z' domain transfer function of ...
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How would one solve this question if no initial conditions are given? Which assumption can I make?

This was a question on our test, I know it can be easily solved by Z-transforms but there are no initial conditions specified. In this case, what would be the right approach? Assume all initial ...
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Why not use a complex number in the exponent in the z-transform?

I am trying to comprehend how the z-transform has come to be similar but different from its continuous counterpart, namely the Laplace transform. It seems to me that the most parallel and intuitive ...
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Z Transform of M-Fold Decimation

I know this is probably a common question, but after some searching I think that my version of the question is slightly different -- apologies if this is a repeat. I have seen that it is inaccurate to ...
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Poles and Zeros of a DiscreteTimeModelFunction with delay in Wolfram Mathematica

help me please, I have a problem with this TransferFunctionModel, When I want to obtain the poles from the Discrete Model Wolfram gives me an error, what am I doing wrong? Could it be the delay of the ...
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Find Fourier Transform of Unit Step using the $z$-Transform [duplicate]

Since the unit step $u[t]$ is not absolutely summable, it has no Fourier Transform. In the DSP book (Proakis), the Fourier Transform of the unit step is formed by evaluating its $z$-Transform on the ...
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Discrete Filter $y[n] = \frac{1}{3} x[n] + \frac{1}{3} x[n-1] + \frac{1}{3} x[n-2]$

Consider the filter which equation can be represented by $y[n] = \frac{1}{3}x[n] + \frac{1}{3}x[n-1] + \frac{1}{3}x[n-2]$, in $x[n]$ and $y[n]$ are sequence of input and output of the system ...
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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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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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Why does Simulink generate this code for a PID controller?

For the Simulink PID Controller model The Simulink generated code (rewrite for better understanding) is: ...
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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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Value of $\sum\limits_{n=-\infty}^{\infty}(x*x)[n]$

If $x[n]=(0.5)^nu[n]$ and $y[n]=(x*x)[n]$ then what is the value of $\sum\limits_{n=-\infty}^{\infty}y[n]$ ? I calculated the $\mathcal{Z}$-transform of $x[n]$ and then applied the accumulation ...
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Can I Apply Multiple Properties of the Z Transform Simultaneously?

Using the time shifting, time reversal, and scaling, I want to derive the form of the Z Transform of $$x[n]=-a^n u[-(n+1)]$$ $u[n]$ is the discrete-time unit step function: $$ u[n] \triangleq \begin{...
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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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ROC of $\mathcal{Z}$-Transform and zeros

Theorem: Let $$f(z) = \sum_{n=0}^{+\infty}a_nz^n$$ where $z\in\mathbb{C}$. If $f(z_0)$ exists for some $z_0\in\mathbb{C}$ then it converges for all $z\in\mathbb{C}$ such that $|z|\lt|z_0|$. Proof: It ...
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Calculating the output of a pole eigen signal in a difference equation

Let an IAR system be defined by the following difference equation: $$y[n]-\frac{1}{4} y[n-2]=x[n]+3x[n-1]$$ and an input signal $x[n]=(-0.5)^n$. The transfer function is defined as $H^z(z)=\frac{1+3z^{...
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Summations in Z-Transform

I'm currently working on a problem that involves a Z-Transform. Basically, the essence of the problem is that if: \begin{equation} H\left(z\right) = \sum_{n=0}^{N-1}h\left(n\right)z^{-n} \end{equation}...
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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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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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How do I proceed to calculate this Z Transform?

I would like to calculate the Z-Transform of following discrete signal: $$x[n] = 3^{-|n|}$$ Plugging it into the known formula, I got: $$X(z) = \sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty x[n]z^{-n} = \sum_{n=-\infty}^\...
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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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Z-transform of $\cos(\omega_0 n(n+1))u[n]$

I'm doing some research on Zadoff-Chu sequences and as a part of it I wanted to find the Z-transform of: $$\cos(\omega_0 n(n+1))u[n]$$ Wolfram Alpha / Mathematica couldn't help out. I couldn't find a ...
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How do I find the ROC of a system if it has no poles

The output of a system of discrete time $y[n]$ is corellated with the input $x[n]$ through the equation $y[n]$. $$y[n] = \frac 13\big(x[n-1]+x[n]+x[n+1]\big)$$ It then asks me to find the system ...
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Transform Function with Non Linearity

I'm a newbie to Signal Processing - my apologies if this question is too obvious (I'm a financial trader trying to use DSP techniques). For a linear filter: $y[n] = (1-p) x[n]+p y[n-1]$ we can the ...
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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 do I convert this simple Laplace equation to Z-domain?

A basic model of coupled strings (eg. piano) is provided here as: The principle is that it has two identical string simulations each formed by a delay line and LPF. The outputs of these are summed at ...
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Z domain Transfer function to magnitude

How would one go about calculating the Magnitude of... $\mathcal{Z}$-transform = $$\frac{1}{1-z^{-2}}$$ I understand that z can be replaced with $${exp}^{j\omega}$$ and I am aware of the identities $${...
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Z transforms doubt -(ROC and its purpose)!

i had this doubt previously queried in another forum, but unfortunately had no answer. Consider a signal 3^n u[n]. Take its Z transform, which is Z/(Z-3). Now i know that in real sense, Z is a delay ...
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Determine transfer function based on a diagram with ai coefficients given

From a diagram with input $x(n)$ a summer and three feedback delay taps I get the difference equation... $$y(n) = x(n)+a_1y(n-1)+a_2y(n-2)+a_3y(n-3)$$ Then I am given values for ai coefficients. Case1:...
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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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How do I represent any signal in the form x[n]u[n] and x[n]u[-n-1]?

For eg-: If I have the signal x[n]={1,a,a²...}I can represent it as a^n * u[n]. Similarly if I havethe sequence as x[-1]=-a^-1 x[-2]=-a^-2 Then I can represent it as x[n]=-a^n*u[-n-1].
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DSP: newbie not understanding z transform/complex sinusoidal frequency and phase

Im reading Will Pirkles Designing audio effect plugins book and I'm not sure if I'm understanding the z transform correctly. I got up to differential equations in college, but haven't done math in ...
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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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Polar Fourier Transform and its similarity to the Z-Transform

The DFT is given by $X_{\mathcal{F}}(k) = \sum_{n=0}^{N-1} x_n e^{-j 2 \pi k n / N}$ Knowing that complex numbers can also be represented using a polar form $A \angle\theta$, I was looking for a ...
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Having trouble interpreting z-transform description of a predictor from a codec paper

I've been looking at the opus paper (https://arxiv.org/pdf/1602.04845.pdf); in particular, in section 4.1, they describe the predictor for the current band energy based on energy from both the current ...
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how to calculate $H_{lp} = z(1- H_{hp}) $ , given coefficients for $H_{hp}$?

Given a high pass transfer fn of the form $H_{hp}=a_{1}*z^0 +a_{2}*z^{-1} + ... a_{n}*z^{-n}$ Is it possible to calculate a causal low pass filter using $H_{lp} = z*(1-H_{hp})$ ? attempting $H_{...
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Mixed - Discrete and Continuous system Laplace domain stability - Effect of Sampler and DAC

I have a system whose the plant transfer function is continuous and the compensation is discrete. I have an ADC which allows to measure the output of the system and a DAC which allows to control the ...
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Identify out signal from in signal and impulse response

Hi there I am studying a course in signal processing and systems. I was given an excecise which I am having a great deal of trouble solving. I am allowed to solved using matlab, but for top marks I ...
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Zeros and poles from transfer function

I have a transfer function $$ H(z) = \frac{Y(z)}{X(z)} = 1 - 0.5z^{-1} \text{.}$$ I'm interested in zeros and poles. I know I need to adjust the function to $$ H(z) = \frac{\prod_i(z-n_i)}{\prod_i(z-...
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Difference equation to FIR filter coefficients

I have a difference equation $$y[n] = y[n-1] + 0.5x[n] - 0.5x[n-2] \text{.}$$ According to this answer, the filter should have finite impulse response. I just can't figure out how to get the FIR ...
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$Z$-transform of a multilinear function/ consecutive multplication of $k$ signals $y_1(n), \ldots, y_k(n)$

How should one go about calculating the $Z$-transform of a signal that is the multiplication of $k$ signals (i.e. a multilinear function with regards to signals $y_1(n) \ldots y_k(n)$ ? Namely, $\...
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inverse z transform performed on 6th order IIR filter

we are told to find coefficients and impulse response of IIR filter of order of 6. There are 6 zeros and 6 poles in the design. Pole and zero pairs are conjugate and poles are within the unit circle ...
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If we take Z-transform of a signal & find its ROC. How to use this ROC? There are ∞ signals in ROC, suppose we choose any signal what to do with it?

If we take Z-transform of a signal & find its ROC. How to use this ROC? There are infinite signals in ROC, suppose we choose any signal from ROC, what to do with it?
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Suppose a signal is growing exponentially. We take its Z transform & find its ROC. So what are we supposed to do practically with the signals in ROC?

Suppose a signal is growing exponentially. We take its Z transform & find its ROC. So what are we supposed to do practically? Are we supposed to manipulate our O/P by multiplying any signal from ...
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I tried two approaches and gained the different conclusions of judging the stability of the transfer function of the system

We want to judge whether the system is stable or not. Given the below transfer function. $$ H\left( z \right) =\frac{\left( 1+2 z^{-1} \right) }{\left( 2+z^{-1} \right) } $$ $$ H\left( z \right) ...
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Filter odd or even harmonics with notch or inverse notch filter

Hi i had the following question. I have a signal containing a 200Hz sine wave and it's odd and even harmonics (no other frequencys or disturbing signals are contained). What i'm looking for is a kind ...
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Let a LTI system be causal and stable with the transfer function being... show that

if the system is an IIR LTI causal and stable one, and the transfer function is \[H(z)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}h[n]z{^{n}}= \frac{G}{1 -\sum_{k=1}^{p}a_kz{^{-k}}}\] show that the cepstrum of this system ...
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Where to start with DSP?

I have a DSP exam coming up this summer and I got an abysmal mark on an assignment earlier this year. Obviously, the lecture slides are not enough for me to understand DSP, so I am wondering where can ...
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Power Spectral Density of a Filter

I need to calculate the output power spectral density of the following digital filter My calculations are as follows: $y\left(n\right)\:=\:x\left(n-1\right)+d\left[x\left(n-1\right)+x\left(n\right)\...
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Determine whether the system is a FIR or IIR by looking the transfer function

I have the following system: $$ y[n]=\frac{1}{3}(x[n+1]+x[n]+x[n-1]) $$ After the Z-Transform we get $$ \frac{y[z]}{x[z]}=\frac{z^2+z+1}{3z} $$ which is of course the transfer function of the system. ...

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