From: BobG on 27 May 2010 14:14 Whats the rule of thumb for how far to detune the two outside filters for third octave bandwidth? Is the middle filter supposed to have a little less gain to flatten the passband out? Is the Q of all 3 filters the same? Do the skirts roll off at 18dB per octave? (I searched for 'triple tuned' but no hits, so I hope I dont get flamed for asking)
From: Tim Wescott on 27 May 2010 15:21 On 05/27/2010 11:14 AM, BobG wrote: > Whats the rule of thumb for how far to detune the two outside filters > for third octave bandwidth? Is the middle filter supposed to have a > little less gain to flatten the passband out? Is the Q of all 3 > filters the same? Do the skirts roll off at 18dB per octave? (I > searched for 'triple tuned' but no hits, so I hope I dont get flamed > for asking) Well, not a flame perhaps, but: It sounds like you're trying to make a filter in 2010 using design rules from 1940. There's nothing inherently bad in this, but there are certainly faster ways. Back up a bit and tell us what you're really trying to do. These days  at least if this is a DSP project  one would normally think of this in terms of a 6thorder bandpass filter, one would specify it by passband ripple, 3dB (or 6dB) bandwidth, shape factor, and ultimate attenuation. Do that, and most of your questions become moot, because the answer to all of them is "whatever the filter design coughs up". Generally with filter chains like this the filters are cascaded, not paralleled. So the middle filter gain neither makes the center of the passband rise or fall  the Q of the middle filter does. Depending on your filter design the Q of the filters may or may not be the same, but I _think_ that for a 'normal' Butterworth or Chebychev filter you can expect the 'end' filters to have higher Q. The skirts will roll off at 18dB per octave far from the passband, but close to the passband the more ripple you accept the sharper the skirts will be. Someone who lives and breaths filter design would be able to quote you figures at this point, all I can say is that it happens. Try searching on "bandpass filter" and "IIR". In Altavista the syntax for the search would be +"bandpass filter" +IIR  I don't know how you could coerce Google to find what you want.  Tim Wescott Control system and signal processing consulting www.wescottdesign.com
From: Jerry Avins on 27 May 2010 15:25 On 5/27/2010 2:14 PM, BobG wrote: > Whats the rule of thumb for how far to detune the two outside filters > for third octave bandwidth? Is the middle filter supposed to have a > little less gain to flatten the passband out? Is the Q of all 3 > filters the same? Do the skirts roll off at 18dB per octave? (I > searched for 'triple tuned' but no hits, so I hope I dont get flamed > for asking) Do you perhaps have analog filters in mind? The design procedures for digital filters don't usually go in that direction. I remember doing the math for staggertuned IF strips in the early 1050s. It wasn't all that hard, but I don't remember off hand. There's an old paper in the Proceedings of the IRE. Jerry  Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get. �����������������������������������������������������������������������
From: Tim Wescott on 27 May 2010 15:29 On 05/27/2010 12:25 PM, Jerry Avins wrote: > On 5/27/2010 2:14 PM, BobG wrote: >> Whats the rule of thumb for how far to detune the two outside filters >> for third octave bandwidth? Is the middle filter supposed to have a >> little less gain to flatten the passband out? Is the Q of all 3 >> filters the same? Do the skirts roll off at 18dB per octave? (I >> searched for 'triple tuned' but no hits, so I hope I dont get flamed >> for asking) > > Do you perhaps have analog filters in mind? The design procedures for > digital filters don't usually go in that direction. > > I remember doing the math for staggertuned IF strips in the early > 1050s. It wasn't all that hard, but I don't remember off hand. There's > an old paper in the Proceedings of the IRE. Whoa! Jerry, I knew you were old, but I didn't realize you were _that_ old. For that matter, I didn't realize that they were building IF strips in the middle ages. Were you in England for the Battle of Hastings? What was it like?  Tim Wescott Control system and signal processing consulting www.wescottdesign.com
From: Rune Allnor on 27 May 2010 15:30 On 27 Mai, 21:25, Jerry Avins <j...(a)ieee.org> wrote: > I remember doing the math for staggertuned IF strips in the early > 1050s. Er...? Rune

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