Least-Squares Design of Higher Order Nonrecursive Differentiators

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A method is described that can be used to design nonrecursive linear-phase higher order differentiators that can perform differentiation over any frequency range. The method is based on formulating the absolute mean-square error between the amplitude responses of the practical and ideal differentiator as a quadratic function. The coefficients of the differentiators are obtained by solving a set of linear equations. This method leads to a lower mean-square error and is computationally more efficient than both the eigenfilter method and the method based on the Remez exchange algorithm. Design of differentiators based on minimization of the relative mean-square error is also carried out. Finally, our method is extended to the design of frequency selective higher order differentiators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)956-961
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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