Differentiator Filter Bank
Since, in the time domain, a Taylor series expansion of about time gives
in the limit, as the number of terms goes to infinity. In other terms, the coefficient of in the polynomial expansion Eq.(4.10) must become proportional to the th-order differentiator as the polynomial order increases. For any finite , we expect to be close to some scaling of the th-order differentiator. Choosing as in Eq.(4.12) for finite gives a truncated Taylor series approximation of the ideal delay operator in the time domain [184, p. 1748]. Such an approximation is ``maximally smooth'' in the time domain, in the sense that the first derivatives of the interpolation error are zero at .5.6 The approximation error in the time domain can be said to be maximally flat.
Farrow structures such as Fig.4.19 may be used to implement any one-parameter filter variation in terms of several constant filters. The same basic idea of polynomial expansion has been applied also to time-varying filters ( ).
Choice of Table Size and Word Lengths
Farrow Structure Coefficients