Maximally flat low-pass FIR filters with reduced delay

Ivan W. Selesnick, C. Sidney Burrus

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This paper describes a new class of nonsynirnetric maximally flat low-pass linitc impulse response (FIR) filters. By subjecting the magnitude and group delay responses (individually) to differing numbers of flatness constraints, the new filters are obtained. It is found that these filters achieve a smaller delay than symmetric filters while maintaining relatively constant group delay around w -0, with no degradation of the frequency response magnitude. The design of these filters is initially investigated using Gröbner bases. An analytic design technique, applicable to a subset of the forgoing filters, is provided that does not depend on Gröbner basis computations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-68
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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