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Computación y Sistemas

Print version ISSN 1405-5546

Comp. y Sist. vol.10 n.3 México Jan./Mar. 2007




Computationally Efficient Multiplier–Free Fir Filter Design


Diseño Eficiente Computacional de Filtros Fir sin Multiplicadores


Gordana Jovanovic Dolecek1 and Sanjit K. Mitra2


1 Department of Electronics, Institute INAOE, E. Erro 1, Tonantzintla, 72840, Puebla, Mexico

2 Department of Electriacl & Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, USA.


Article received on September 01, 2006; accepted on April 12, 2007



This paper presents a very simple multiplier–free finite impulse response (FIR) lowpass filter design procedure. It involves approximation of an equiripple FIR by rounding operation and application of the sharpening technique. In that way the overall filter is based on combining one simple filter with integer coefficients. The parameters of the design are the rounding constant and the parameters of the sharpening polynomials such as the order of tangencies m and l. Our analysis indicates that utilizing this approach the required number of total nonzero bits becomes quite low and less than in the minimum number of signed powers–of–two (MNSPT) design. The cost is the increase of the total numbers of sums and the delays.

Key words: FIR filter, equiripple filter, multiplier–free filter, rounding, sharpening.



En este artículo se describe un simple método para diseño de los filtros de pasa baja con la respuesta de impulso finito (FIR) sin multiplicadores. El método consiste de una aproximación del filtro diseñado con el método Remez usando el redondeo y técnica moldeado. De esta manera el filtro deseado se recibe combinando un filtro simple con los enteros coeficientes. Los parámetros de diseño son la constante de redondeo y los parámetros del polinomio moldeado m y l. Nuestro análisis muestra que necesito numero de bits es bajo y menos que el mínimo numero de bits (MNSPT). El costo es un incremento total de sumas y retrasos.

Palabras clave: Filtro FIR, filtro con iguales rizos, filtro sin multiplicadores, redondeo, moldeado.





This work is supported by CONACYT grant no. 49640.



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