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Unformatted text preview: ECE 421  Sum 2010 Notes Set 2: Filter Design Using ODEs 1 INTRODUCTION There are many methods for creating digital filters, and we will discuss some of them in this course. In this Notes Set we study how to derive a basic digital filter from the differential equation describing an analog filter. Such a digital filter might not have the best performance compared to more sophisticated metods, but its derivation is straightforward and provides a good transition from the analog domain to the digital domain. Concerning terminology, in this course we use the terms “discretetime” and “digital” interchangeably. The basic topics to be discussed in this Notes Set are the following: ¯ Begin with an analog filter (a circuit) design which is known to fulfill a set of desired analog specifications. ¯ From the analog circuit determine the Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE) relating filter analog input and analog output. ¯ Substitute a discretetime approximation for the continuous derivatives in the ODE. ¯ Determine the difference equation which then relates digital filter input and digital filter output. Understanding this type of digital filter design will be good preparation for learning later about other digital filter design techniques. One property of any digital filter is that it gives information about the output only at discrete points in time. We will discuss some of the considerations necessary to guarantee that the output of the digital filter we design is an accurate approximation to the corresponding analog (continuoustime) filter output. ECE 421  Sum 2010 Notes Set 2: Filter Design Using ODEs 2 FIRSTORDER ODE Let’s first examine how to obtain the ODE relating the analog filter input and output. As an example of the procedure, we will use the analog filter having the RLcircuit implementa tion shown below. o v (t) i v (t) i(t) + + L R The signal v i t is the input voltage to the filter and v o t is the output voltage of the fil ter. We now need to obtain the ODE relating v i t and v o t . One way to do this is use Kirchoff’s Voltage Law around the loop to obtain the following equations: v i t L d dt i t i t R = ; v o t = i t R 1 a ; 1 b We can solve (1a) for i t and then find v o t using (1b). Equation (1a) can be rearranged as the familiar firstorder ordinary differential equation d dt i t R L i t = 1 L v i t 2 Define the constants a and b as a = R L ; b = 1 L 3 a ; 3 b To develop the general approach also set x t = v i t and y t = i t . Using these substitu tions and equation (3) in (2) then gives d dt y t ay t = b x t 4 Equation (4) relates the input and output for the analog filter. In mathematical work, the general terms excitation and response are frequently used. In equation (4), we might say that x t = v i t is the excitation and y t = i t is the response. ECE 421  Sum 2010 Notes Set 2: Filter Design Using ODEs 3 ANALOG FILTER OUTPUT An important goal of many digital filter designs is that the digital filter output be “close” to...
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2010 for the course ECE 421 taught by Professor Hallen during the Summer '08 term at N.C. State.
 Summer '08
 HALLEN
 Signal Processing

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