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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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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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Find the $\mathcal Z$-transform of this function?

I need to find the $\mathcal Z$-transform of $x(n)=a^{-n} u(n)$. Assume, $a$ is a positive constant , but the power of $a$ is negative. Looking at the transform table, I found that $\mathcal Z$-...
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Is $y[k] = y[k-1] + x[k]$ an integrator?

It looks exactly like an integrator to me. Since $$y[k] = y[k-1]+x[k] = y[k-2] + x[k-1] +x[k] = \sum{x}$$ Applying the Z-transform gives \begin{align} Y(z) &= Y(z)\cdot z^{-1} + X(z)\\ \...
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Single-sided Z transform with difference equations and the system function

I am working on this problem: Given an impulse response, find the system function, find the difference equation representation, find pole-zero plot, find output $y[n]$ if the input is $x[n] = 0.25^n *...
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Disjoint ROCs of input and system function

I am trying to understand how the output behaves when the input and the system function do not have a common region of convergence (ROC) for an LSI system. Consider an LSI system with $x[n]$, $h[n]$, $...
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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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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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Why is Fourier space not adequate for (theoretical or digital) filters?

As far as I have seen, almost all theoretical filter design occurs in Laplace or Z-space. Also, there is a pervasive connection to real life analog filters in the design. If one is just thinking in a ...
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Inverting a sampled system

I'm doing some self-study for an upcoming exam and came across the following question: My first idea to solve it was using the bilinear transform to get some approximation of $H(Z)$ (or just using ...
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finding power spectral density from a vector

I have been given a vector: \begin{equation} v= \:\begin{pmatrix}\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}&\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}\end{pmatrix} \end{equation} my job is to find the power spectral density from this vector \...
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How to find inverse z transform

Suppose $$Y(z) = \frac{\frac 12 z + 1}{z+\frac 12} \cdot \frac{z}{z-\frac12}\text.$$ According to Wolfram Alpha the inverse transform is, $2^{-n - 2} \cdot(5 - 3 \cdot (-1)^n)$. However, I cannot show ...
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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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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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Find the length of the impulse response for the given output and input

Homework Question: Consider a signal $x[n]=\alpha e^{j \omega_{0} n}+\beta e^{j \omega_{1} n}+\gamma e^{j \omega_{2} n} .$ What is the length of impulse response $h[n]$ of a system (non-trivial) such ...
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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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Calculation of an impulse response of h[n]

I am currently looking at the z-transform and am using a great youtube reference to help me, however I am struggling on some basic step. How do I get the impulse response array of h[n] = [ ... ] shown ...
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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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Confusion in property of Z transform of ideal sampled waveform

I was reading about z transfom of ideal sampled signals and one of the properties of Z transform of sampled signal that surprised me,here it is (image) So here this property of Z transform is quite ...
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Alternative function for MatLab iztrans to Octave?

I am trying to compute the reverse Z transform on Ocatve and I get the following error: error: 'iztrans' undefined near line 1, column 1 The code I am running is ...
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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 difference equation

So I have a transfer function $ H(Z) = \frac{Y(z)}{X(z)} = \frac{1 + z^{-1}}{2(1-z^{-1})}$. I need to write the difference equation of this transfer function so I can implement the filter in terms of ...
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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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Transfer Function Block Diagram Confirmation

Can someone confirm if this is the correct block diagram for the following transfer function? The original equation provided was: y[n+1] = y[n] + 0.01x[n] Which I rearranged into H(z) = Y(z)/X(z) = ...
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why is the z transform transfer function 1/(z-1) called an integrator?

I am reading up on delta sigma modulators and there this term $\frac{1}{z-1}$ that appears repeatedly and is referred to as an "integrator". Why is this so ?
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Position of poles and Stability in $z$ domain

We know in Laplace Transform, if the poles lie on the left of $j\omega$ axis, we can say the system is stable. Similarly can we comment on the stability based on poles position in $\mathcal Z$-...
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Average image over $N$ frames with one frame buffer

Can you give some filter that is averaging an image over $N$ samples in a recursive way that only needs one frame buffer? $\frac{1}{N} \sum_{k=1}^{N} y_{k}(m,n)$ I can only imagine filters that need ...
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What is the Z-transform of $0.8^{n+2}u(n-1)$?

I have 2 signals. One is $x(n)=(-0.5)^nu(n)$ and the other one is $y(n)=0.8^{n+2}u(n-1)$. I know that for the first one it is $X(z)= 1/(1+0.5z^{-1})$, but what about the other one? I know $y(n)$ is ...
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Calculating IIR Filter gain at given frequency

Let's consider an IIR filter with transfer function: $H(z)$. Given the sampling frequency $F_s$ how can I calculate gain at say $F$ ? When I was dealing with analog systems when I wanted to calculate ...
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Downsampling: Mathematical derivation

The problem I am having is related to sample rate conversion and more precise to sample rate reduction. I have been working on the paper Interpolation and Decimation of Digital Signals Tutorial Review ...
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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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Can time-invariance be determined from a given a transfer function?

I've the following function. $$ G(z) = 2 + \frac{-1+5z^{-1}}{(1-0.5z^{-1})(1-z^{-1})}$$ Calculating it's inverse using $\mathcal Z$-Transform, I get the following function: $$g[n] = 2\delta[n] + 8u[n] ...
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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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Determine causality and stability from given filter structure

I have the diagram above. I found the transfer function below from it; The question asks me to find out if the system is causal and stable, but didn't it have to indicate whether it was left-sided or ...
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How to determine whether a filter is high/low or band pass from the Z transform?

How to solve questions of these kind? I have tried by replacing $z=re^{jw}$ and taking the limits from $0$ to $\infty$. But I am not sure what $e^{j\infty}$ is.
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Is there a simpler way to calculate the amplitude response of the following filter

I would like to calculate the amplitude response $|H(z)|$, $z=e^{j\omega}$, of the following filter: $$H(z)=\frac{\frac{b}{2}+z^{-2}}{2+bz^{-2}}$$ and I would like to avoid using Euler's formula and ...
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Convolution that outputs a unit impulse

Im thinking whether any convolutional operation can output a unit impulse, an example to further explain: where a convolution between system $h[n]$ and unknown system $g[n]$ would output $\delta[n]$. ...
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Z-transform of a cosine without a unit step [duplicate]

What is the $\mathcal Z$-transform of a cosine without a unit step, i.e. $x[n] = \cos(\omega_0 n)$ and not $x[n] = \cos(\omega_0n)u[n]$?
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Z transform of finite signals

I was trying to solve the Z-transform for u[n] - u[n-N], where u[n] means discrete unit step function, and N is some finite integer. I solved this using 2 methods. ...
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Frequency response of filter <-> signal mix

This might be a weird question but here's the setup: I have a few biquads that filter a signal $x[n]$ and output the filtered signal $y[n]$. I can calculate the frequency response of those biquads ...
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Determine the Z-Transform for the following sequence: $ |n|(\frac{1}{2})^{|n|} $

Determine the Z-Transform for the following sequence: $$ |n|(\frac{1}{2})^{|n|} $$ I have tried to solve the above problem. However, the answer that I got is the negative of what is given in the ...
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Finding inverse Z Transform

Find the inverse Z transform: I have done the solution but my answer does not match with the one given in the textbook. What I may have done wrong?
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Unilateral Z transform

I tried to calculate the unilateral Z transform of x[n-2], is it right?
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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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On the stability and causality of a discrete system

On MIT's open course a simple exercise with two questions is given. On the first part, they question about the properties of the following discrete system: $$ y[n]=x[n]+0.5y[n−1]−2y[n−2] $$ The ...
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How can I plot the frequency response on a bode diagram with Fast Fourier Transform?

Assume that we have an unknow dynamical system and we only want to estimate its parameters. The system can be discribed as: Continous time: $$G(s) = \frac{3s + 5} {5s^2 + 3s + 2}$$ Discrete time ...
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How to find H(z) and H(k) from a given causal function

Consider the causal function, $y[k] = 2x[k] - 40x[k - 1] + 10y[k - 1]$ 􀀀 $16y[k - 2]$; where $y[k]$ is the output and $x[k]$ is the input. Assume that the system is initially at rest. Please someone ...
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Why do we care about the multiplicity of poles and zeros in rational Z-transforms?

In the DSP class I'm taking, a lot of the questions ask me to list the multiplicity of a pole or zero in a rational Z-transform. For example, the multiplicity of the zero at $z=1$ in :$\frac{(z-1)^2}{(...
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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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