Facta Univ. Ser.: Elec. Energ., vol. 24, No. 1, April 2011, pp. 121-132

Design of Narrow Stopband Recursive Digital Filter

Goran Stančić and Saša Nikolić

Abstract: The procedure for design of narrow stopband recursive digital filter realized through parallel connections of two allpass sub-filters is described in this paper. This solution also allows realization of complementary filter, using only one additional adder, and exhibit low sensitivity on coefficients quantization. The method is based on phase approximation of allpass sub-filter. The procedure is very efficient and solution can be obtained within only a few iterations even for large filter order $n$. Every stopband provides two more equations, one at notch frequency and the other at passband boundary. It is not possible to control attenuation at both passband boundaries, but described procedure provides that achieved attenuations are less or equal to prescribed values. Using this algorithm full control of passband edges is obtained comparing with existing methods where it is not possible.

Keywords: Allpass filters, parallel connection, notch filter, piecewise constant phase characteristic.