An IIR 'DC Removal' Filter

Rick Lyons
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It seems to me that DC removal filters (also called "DC blocking filters") have been of some moderate interest recently on the dsprelated.com Forum web page. With that notion in mind I thought I'd post a little information, from Chapter 13 of my "Understanding DSP" book, regarding infinite impulse response (IIR) DC removal filters.


Two Easy Ways To Test Multistage CIC Decimation Filters

Rick Lyons
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This article presents two very easy ways to test the performance of multistage cascaded integrator-comb (CIC) decimation filters. Anyone implementing CIC filters should take note of the following proposed CIC filter test methods.


FFT Interpolation Based on FFT Samples: A Detective Story With a Surprise Ending

Rick Lyons
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This blog presents several interesting things I recently learned regarding the estimation of a spectral value located at a frequency lying between previously computed FFT spectral samples. My curiosity about this FFT interpolation process was triggered by reading a spectrum analysis paper written by three astronomers.


An Efficient Linear Interpolation Scheme

Rick Lyons
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This article presents a computationally-efficient linear interpolation trick that requires at most one multiply per output sample.


Sinusoidal Frequency Estimation Based on Time-Domain Samples

Rick Lyons
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The topic of estimating a noise-free real or complex sinusoid's frequency, based on fast Fourier transform (FFT) samples, has been presented in recent blogs here on dsprelated.com. For completeness, it's worth knowing that simple frequency estimation algorithms exist that do not require FFTs to be performed . Below I present three frequency estimation algorithms that use time-domain samples, and illustrate a very important principle regarding so called "exact" mathematically-derived DSP algorithms.