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0.1 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.8 I IO w  + F ig. 7 .34 D elay characteristics o f t he B utterworth a nd C hebyshev filters. C ontrast t his with t he B utterworth filter, which is designed t o yield t he maximally flat amplitude response a t w = 0 w ithout any a ttention t o t he p hase
response. A family of filters which yields a maximally fiat t d goes under the
name B esselThomson filters, which uses t he n thorder Bessel polynomial
in t he d enominator of nthorder H (s).
2 I f b oth a mplitude a nd p hase response are i mportant, we s tart w ith a filter t o
satisfy t he a mplitude response specifications, disregarding t he p hase response
specifications. We cascade this filter with another filter, a n e qualizer, whose
amplitude response is fiat for all frequencies ( the a Upass f ilter) a nd whose
t d c haracteristic is c omplementary t o t hat o f t he m ain filter in such a way t hat
t heir composite phase characteristic is a pproximately linear. T he cascade thus
has linear phase a nd t he amplitude response of t he main filter (as required).
Allpass Filters An allpass filter has equal number of poles a nd zeros. All the poles are in t he
L HP (left half plane) for stability. All t he zeros are mirror images of the poles a bout
t he i maginary axis. In other words, for every pole a t  a + j b, t here is a zero a t
a + j b. T hus, all t he zeros are in the RHP. Any filter with this kind of polezero
configuration is a n allpass filter; t hat is, its amplitude response is c onstant for all 536 7 Frequency Response a nd Analog Filters frequencies. W e c an verify this assertion by considering a transfer function with a
pole a t  a + j b a nd a zero a t a + jb:
s  a  jb
H (s) =     ' s + a  jb a nd .
j wajb
 a+j(wb)
H (J w) =
=  ::,"::'jw+ajb
a +j(wb) Therefore
(7.65) w b]
[ ! 'H(jw) = t an 1 ~
= 1r   [w  w  b]
tan 1 [ a  tan 1 [w a =
  b] 537 T he Chebyshev a mplitude response has ripples in t he p assband. O n t he o ther
hand, t he behavior of t he Chebyshev filter in t he s topband is s uperior t o t hat of
t he B utterworth filter. T he design procedure for lowpass filters c an be readily
applied to highpass, bandpass, a nd b andstop filters by using appropriate frequency
transformations discussed in Sec. 7.7.
Allpass filters have a constant gain b ut a variable phase with respect t o frequency. Therefore, placing a n allpass filter in cascade with a system leaves its
amplitude response unchanged, b ut a lters its phase response. Thus, a n allpass filter
can be used to modify t he p hase response of a system. b]
tan 1  a References
1r  2 t anl [w a (7.66)
  b] Observe t hat a lthough t he a mplitude response is u nity regardless o f polezero
locations, t he p hase response depends on t he locations of poles (or zeros). By
placing poles in proper locations, we c an obtain a desirable phase response t hat is
c omplementary t o t he phase resp...
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 Spring '13
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 Signal Processing, The Land

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