Design of Lower-Order IIR Digital Low-Pass Filters with Flat Monotonic Passbands and Equiripple Stopbands

Yoshiro SUHARA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E87-A   No.4   pp.856-863
Publication Date: 2004/04/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Digital Signal Processing
lower-order IIR digital low-pass digital filter,  flat monotonic passband,  inverse Chebyshev filter,  

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An IIR digital low pass filter with flat monotonic passband, equiripple stopband and narrower transition bandwidth than that of Inverse Chebyshev digital filters of the same order is designed. The requisite equiripple stopband is realized by designing the filter in Deczkeys' w-plane. The characteristic functions are designed so as to have a root of multiplicity n at ω = 0 to ensure the n degree of flatness of the passband, and to have a pair of complex conjugate roots with coordinates constrained such that the magnitude response of the passband attenuates monotonically. The freedom in the coordinate of the complex conjugate roots is exploited to minimize the transition bandwidth. The equations are derived that give the minimum transition bandwidth of the proposed filter, which is considerably narrower than that of Inverse Chebyshev filters. It is showen through practical numerical examples that the order of the proposed filter is as low as half that of the Inverse Chebyshev filter satisfying the same specification.