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Constrained Least Square Design of FIR Filters Without Specified Transition Bands
Selesnick, Ivan W.
Burrus, C. Sidney
We consider the design of digital filters and discuss the inclusion of explicitly specified transition bands in the frequency domain design of FIR filters. We put forth the notion that explicitly specified transition bands have been introduced in the filter design literature as an indirect and sometimes inadequate approach for dealing with discontinuities in the desired frequency response. We also present a rapidly converging, robust, simple algorithm for the design of optimal peak constrained least square lowpass FIR filters that does not require the use of transition bands. This versatile algorithm will design linear and minimum phase FIR filters and gives the best <i>L<sub>2</sub></i> filter and a continuum of Chebyshev filters as special cases.