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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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Z-transform of a downsampler

In this paper or multirate filtering, the author establishes the following mathematical relationship. Let $y_D$ be the output of a downsampler such that $$y_D[n] = x[Mn]$$ where $M$ is the ...
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Intuitive interpretation of Laplace transform

So I am getting to grasps with Fourier transforms. Intuitively now I definately understand what it does and will soon follow some classes on the mathematics (so the actual subject). But then I go on ...
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Finding the z-transform of $h[n] = a^n\cos(2\pi \frac{n}{F_s}f_0)$ for $n ≥ 0$ and zero for $n < 0$

So I'm trying to decide whether the cosine part is intended to be plugged in for $z$ or whether it is strictly part of $h[n]$. (the number a lies in the open unit disk) I mean I was pretty sure it ...
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How does the $\mathcal Z$-transform's "region of convergence" work?

I'm a novice in DSP and I have few doubts regarding the $\mathcal Z$-transform and its region of convergence (ROC). I know what a $\mathcal Z$-transform is. But I'm having trouble with understanding ...
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What is the difference between natural response and zero input response?

I am new to DSP and was going through different responses of a system subjected to an input. My understanding of zero input response is: it is the response/output of the system when the input signal ...
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What is the $\mathcal Z$-transform of Bessel function $J_0(\alpha n)$ sequence

What is the $\mathcal Z$-transform of the sequence $J_0(\alpha n)$ for $n \in \mathbb{Z}$? The Fourier transform of zero$^{\rm th}$ order Bessel function $J_0(\alpha x)$ is known to be $\frac{2}{\...
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Filter order estimation

Assume some unknown but small and finite number of poles and zeros in the complex Z plane, all with complex conjugates, producing some response. Strictly from the absolute value of a set of equally ...
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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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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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Difference between DFT and Z-Transform

I have searched this question but couldn't find the answer in this network. I know this is very confusing question for DSP beginners. Both DFT and Z-transform work for Discrete signal. I have read ...
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For a discrete LTI system, does "bounded memory" imply "rational transfer function?"

Every LTI system with a $\mathcal Z$-domain transfer function that is a rational function - aka a quotient of two polynomials in $z$ - can be implemented using a bounded amount of memory. Is the ...
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How/why are the $\mathcal Z$-transform and unit delays related?

The $\mathcal Z$-transform uses the same notation as the unit delay $z^{-1}$, but in $\mathcal Z$-transform $z$ is a complex number. What's the relation between the $\mathcal Z$-transform and the ...
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Why eigen values and poles of a system are equivalent?

In control systems engineering, the stability of a system (modeled in the form of Transfer Function) is determined by the poles of the system in the right or left hand sides. When the model is ...
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Do Causal Discrete-time systems have proper transfer functions?

In the case of continuous-time systems, if the system is causal, its Laplace transfer function is strictly proper (the degree of the numerator is less than the degree of the denominator). Is this ...
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What is the $\mathcal{Z}$-transform of a constant?

The Fourier transform of a constant exists. Can anyone please tell me what the $\mathcal{Z}$-transform of a constant is? Thanks in advance.
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Understanding the $\mathcal Z$-transform

I was studying $\mathcal Z$-transforms and found pretty good material on the topic, though I feel I do not have a proper understanding of the concept. Could someone help me clarify this? I know that ...
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$\mathcal{Z}$-transform of $\frac{1}{n^2}$

This is a Question asked in IISC ( Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore,India) interview for MS admission. What is the $\mathcal{Z}$-transform of $\dfrac 1{n^2}$ ?
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Find the frequency response of a system

I'm trying to find the frequency response $$H(\omega) = Y(\omega)/X(\omega)$$ for this system- the signal equations are given: $$y[n] = v[n - M] - g * v[n]$$ $$v[n] = x[n] + g * v[n - M]$$ I've tried ...
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Frequency warping when integrators are replaced with backward-euler and forward-euler integration

Resonant controllers are used in the power industry. The transfer function is $G_{res}(s) = \frac{K_i s}{s^2 +2\omega_c s+ \omega_o^2}$ The "textbook" discrete implementation is depicted in ...
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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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Understanding $\mathcal Z$-transforms and pole locations

I am trying to gain a better understanding of pole locations in the $z$-plane of a given discrete transfer function, $H(z)$. I think I have a pretty good understanding of how to use the $\mathcal Z$-...
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Why not use the same "standard" exponentials for both continuous and discrete time

In continuous time the standard exponential signal is usually defined as $$ e^{st}, \quad\text{with}\quad s = \sigma+j \omega $$ In discrete time the standard exponential signal is usually defined as ...
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Where can I find a table of $z$-domain coefficients for Butterworth filters?

The primary source lists Butterworth polynomials in s-domain and provides a link to bilinear transform for digital implementation. But, who needs analog specification in our digital world? Why should ...
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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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Identifying the magnitude and impulse response from pole zero plot quickly

I have an exam next week and it's verty certain that a task of this kind will be there. Are there some good tips how to match the right pole zero plot to the right responses? No proof is needed in ...
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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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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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Uncountable Set of Poles?

It is easy to define an (ideal) LTI system that would have an infinite number of poles - for instance, if the transfer function is $$ H(z)=\frac{1}{\cos(z)-1} $$ However, this would only define a ...
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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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Is this system causal or not?

My efforts of solving this question are below. I came to a conclusion that this system is causal, since: $$ \begin{cases} w[k]+5w[k-1]+6w[k-2]=x[k] \\ y[k]=w[k]+2w[k-1]+3w[k-2]+4w[k-3] \end{cases} $$...
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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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The z factor in polyphase decomposition

I'm a beginner in DSP and I'm going through the textbook of Oppenheim's Discrete Time Signal Processing. There are two figures in the text, one which I can visualize, and the other I can't. The first ...
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Can I determine a system's $z$-domain transfer function from its pole-zero plot?

Is it possible to generate the z-domain transfer function from a pole-zero plot diagram?
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Why does this transfer function has a second zero

I'm learning about $\mathcal Z$-transforms in DSP and I have a transfer function of the following form: $$H(z)=\frac{2-3z^{-1}}{1-1.6z^{-1}+0.8z^{-2}}$$ When I calculate zeros and poles of this ...
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How to identify causality, stability and ROC from the pole-zero plot?

To preface, this is not a homework related question but purely for self-study purposes. If I am given the following Pole-Zero Plot: (Source: Berkeley Exam1) How would I go about trying to ...
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ROC of this LTI system given $x[n]$ and $y[n]$

So I have a system with the following inputs and outputs: \begin{align} x[n]&=\left( \frac12 \right)^{n}u[n] + 2^{n}u[-n-1]\\ y[n]&=6\left( \frac12 \right)^{n}u[n] - 6\left( \frac34 \right)^{...
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Minimum phase systems with pole at infinity

If a system is given by a transfer function in the $z$ domain that has all poles and zeros inside the unit circle except for a factor of $z^{-1}$ in the denominator (pole at infinity), can it still be ...
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s-Domin or z-Domain - What to Use for Mixed systems

I recently had to deal with a power electronic system where I had to implement a dynamic model of a power converter in order to design a suitable controller for that converter. The control will be ...
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Determining the final value of the output of a discrete system

I'm going through an exam question where I've been told that the samples $f(kT)$ of the following function \begin{equation}{F\left(z\right)=\frac{1}{1-0.819z^{-1}}} \end{equation} are applied to a ...
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Z-Transform of a^|n|

I am wanting to compute the Z-transform of $f(n) = a^{|n|}$ . 'a' is a positive constant. Looking at the transform table, I found that Z-transform for $a^n u(n)$ is available from the tables and is $...
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How can the order of a transfer function be derived from its equivalent state space representation?

Suppose I have a discrete state space model: \begin{align} \theta[k+1] &= A \theta[k] + B u[k]\\ y[k] &= C \theta[k] \end{align} I know that the equivalent transfer function can be found by ...
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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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Confusion Regarding Bi Linear Transform

I was reading my book where the z-transform of a signal is derived to be ${1-e^{-2bT}z^{-1}}$ . Then it goes on to say that by applying the bilinear transform we can get $$\frac{2(1+bT+(bT-1)z^{-1})}...
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What is the significance of Z-transform?

As we have in Laplace transform that the roots decide the stability of the system i.e. if the roots are complex and lie in the left side of the plane you get a sinusoidal response with decreasing ...
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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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Poles and zeros of a transfer function

What are the poles and zeros of this transfer function (in $z$): $$H(z)=z+2+z^{-1}$$ and how would you approach the resolution of such problem? Personally, I would write $$H(z)=\displaystyle\frac{...
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$\mathcal Z$-transform ROC

Let's say I have a $\mathcal Z$-transform that represents some transfer function and its has some ROC. My question is how do I know if this system is causal? I know that if the ROC contains the ...
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How can I prove stability of a biquad filter with non-zero initial conditions

Ok, so the situation is that I have a DFII biquad with some filter coefficients: \begin{align} w[n] &= x[n] - a_1*w[n-1] - a_2*w[n-2]\\ y[n] &= b_0*w[n] + b_1*w[n-1] + b_2*w[n-2] \end{align}...
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Find the transfer function of the difference between IIR and FIR filter

I am using a filter following equations from papers. It is basically the difference between exponential moving average and simple moving average. $$L[n]=\frac{1}{\alpha_L}f[n]+\left(1-\frac{1}{\...
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Finding Fourier transform of a discrete signal from its Z-transform

Is it possible to find the Fourier transform of a discrete signal if you know its $\mathcal{Z}$-transform of?

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