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# Multirate Digital Signal

Processing
Multirate Digital Signal
Processing
What is multirate signal processing?
Processing of digital signal with
different sampling rates in the system.

Sampling Rate Conversion
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Processing
Up-sampler - Used to increase
the sampling rate by an integer
factor

Down-sampler - Used to decrease
the sampling rate by an integer
factor
Basic Sampling Rate Alteration Devices
Why sample rate conversion? (I)
Compatibility: convert sample frequencies of
different stds.
Efficiency: easier data processing
(computationally more efficient), less storage,
lower transmission speed,
All-digital: Change sample frequency in an
efficient manner
Cost: Avoid need for expensive analogue anti-
aliasing filters
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Processing
Up-Sampler
Time-Domain Characterization
An up-sampler with an up-sampling
factor L, where L is a positive integer,
develops an output sequence with
a sampling rate that is L times larger
than that of the input sequence x[n]
Block-diagram representation
] [n x
u
L x[n]
] [n x
u
Up-Sampler
Up-sampling operation is implemented by
inserting equidistant zero-valued
samples between two consecutive
samples of x[n]
Input-output relation
1 L

=
=
otherwise , 0
, 2 , , 0 ], / [
] [
L L n L n x
n x
u
Up-Sampler
In practice, the zero-valued samples
inserted by the up-sampler are replaced
with appropriate nonzero values using
some type of filtering process
Process is called interpolation and will be
discussed later
Down-Sampler
Time-Domain Characterization
An down-sampler with a down-sampling
factor M, where M is a positive integer,
develops an output sequence y[n] with a
sampling rate that is (1/M)-th of that of
the input sequence x[n]
Block-diagram representation
M x[n]
y[n]
Down-Sampler
Down-sampling operation is implemented
by keeping every M-th sample of x[n] and
removing in-between samples to
generate y[n]
Input-output relation
y[n] = x[nM]
1 M
Down-Sampler
Figure below shows explicitly the time-
dimensions for the down-sampler
M
) ( ] [ nMT x n y
a
=
) ( ] [ nT x n x
a
=
Input sampling frequency
T
F
T
1
=
Output sampling frequency
'
1
'
T M
F
F
T
T
= =
Up-Sampler
Figure below shows explicitly the time-
dimensions for the up-sampler
Input sampling frequency
T
F
T
1
=

=
=
otherwise 0
, 2 , , 0 ), / ( L L n L nT x
a
L
) ( ] [ nT x n x
a
=
y[n]
Output sampling frequency
'
1
'
T
LF F
T T
= =
Basic Sampling Rate Alteration Devices
The up-sampler and the down-sampler are
linear but time-varying discrete-time systems
Consider a factor-of-M down-sampler defined
by
Its output for an input is
then given by

From the input-output relation of the down-
sampler we obtain
y[n] = x[nM]
] [
1
n y ] [ ] [
0 1
n n x n x =
] [ ] [ ] [
0 1 1
n Mn x Mn x n y = =
)] ( [ ] [
0 0
n n M x n n y =
] [ ] [
1 0
n y Mn Mn x = =
Up-Sampler
Frequency-Domain Characterization
Consider first a factor-of-2 up-sampler
whose input-output relation in the time-
domain is given by

=
=
otherwise ,
, , , ], / [
] [
0
4 2 0 2 n n x
n x
u
Up-Sampler
In terms of the z-transform, the input-
output relation is then given by

=

=

= =
even
] / [ ] [ ) (
n
n
n
n
n
u u
z n x z n x z X 2
2 2
[ ] ( )
m
m
x m z X z

=
= =

Up-Sampler
In a similar manner, we can show that
for a factor-of-L up-sampler

On the unit circle, for , the input-
output relation is given by
) ( ) (
L
u
z X z X =
e j
e z =
) ( ) (
L j j
u
e X e X
e e
=
Up-Sampler
Figure below shows the relation between
and for L = 2 in the
case of a typical sequence x[n]
) (
e j
e X
) (
e j
u
e X
Up-Sampler
As can be seen, a factor-of-2 sampling
rate expansion leads to a compression
of by a factor of 2 and a 2-fold
repetition in the baseband [0, 2t]
This process is called imaging as we
get an additional image of the input
spectrum

) (
e j
e X
Up-Sampler
Similarly in the case of a factor-of-L
sampling rate expansion, there will be
additional images of the input spectrum in
the baseband
Lowpass filtering of removes the
images and in effect fills in the zero-
valued samples in with interpolated
sample values
1 L
1 L
] [n x
u
] [n x
u
Down-Sampler
Frequency-Domain Characterization
Applying the z-transform to the input-output
relation of a factor-of-M down-sampler

we get

The expression on the right-hand side cannot
be directly expressed in terms of X(z)

=

=
n
n
z Mn x z Y ] [ ) (
] [ ] [ Mn x n y =
Down-Sampler
To get around this problem, define a
new sequence :

Then

=
=
otherwise ,
, , , ], [
] [
int
0
2 0 M M n n x
n x
] [
int
n x

=

=

= =
n
n
n
n
z Mn x z Mn x z Y ] [ ] [ ) (
int
) ( ] [
/
int
/
int
M
k
M k
z X z k x
1
= =

=

Down-Sampler
Now, can be formally related to x[n]
through

where periodic train c[n]

A convenient representation of c[n] is given
by

where
] [
int
n x
] [ ] [ ] [
int
n x n c n x =

=
=
otherwise ,
, , , ,
] [
0
2 0 1 M M n
n c

=
=
1
0
1
M
k
kn
M
W
M
n c ] [
M j
M
e W
/ t 2
=
Down-Sampler
Taking the z-transform of
and making use of

we arrive at
] [ ] [ ] [
int
n x n c n x =

=
=
1
0
1
M
k
kn
M
W
M
n c ] [
n
n
M
k
kn
M
n
n
z n x W
M
z n x n c z X

=

|
|
.
|

\
|
= = ] [ ] [ ] [ ) (
int
1
0
1
( )

=

=

=
|
|
.
|

\
|
=
1
0
1
0
1 1
M
k
k
M
M
k n
n kn
M
W z X
M
z W n x
M
] [
Down-Sampler
Consider a factor-of-2 down-sampler
with an input x[n] whose spectrum is as
shown below

The DTFTs of the output and the input
sequences of this down-sampler are
then related as
)} ( ) ( {
2
1
) (
2 / 2 / e e e
+ =
j j j
e X e X e Y
Down-Sampler
Now implying
that the second term in the
previous equation is simply obtained by
shifting the first term to the right
by an amount 2t as shown below
) ( ) (
2 / ) 2 ( 2 / t e e
=
j j
e X e X
) (
2 / e

j
e X
) (
2 / e j
e X
Down-Sampler
The plots of the two terms have an overlap,
and hence, in general, the original shape
of is lost when x[n] is down-sampled
as indicated below
) (
e j
e X
Down-Sampler
This overlap causes the aliasing that takes
place due to under-sampling
There is no overlap, i.e., no aliasing, only if

Note: is indeed periodic with a
period 2t, even though the stretched
version of is periodic with a period
4t
2 / 0 ) ( t > e =
e
for
j
e X
) (
e j
e X
) (
e j
e Y
Down-Sampler
For the general case, the relation between
the DTFTs of the output and the input of a
factor-of-M down-sampler is given by

is a sum of M uniformly
shifted and stretched versions of
and scaled by a factor of 1/M

=
t e e
=
1
0
/ ) 2 (
) (
1
) (
M
k
M k j j
e X
M
e Y
) (
e j
e Y
) (
e j
e X
Down-Sampler
Aliasing is absent if and only if

as shown below for M = 2
2 / for 0 ) ( t > e =
e j
e X
M for e X
j
/ 0 ) ( t > e =
e
below
L ] [n x
] [
2
n y
) (
L
z H
L
] [n x
] [
2
n y
) (z H

M ] [n x
] [
1
n y
) (z H
M
] [n x
) (
M
z H
] [
1
n y

Filters in Sampling Rate
Alteration Systems
The bandwidth of a critically sampled
signal must be reduced by lowpass
filtering before its sampling rate is
reduced by a down-sampler to avoid
aliasing
Likewise, the zero-valued samples
introduced by an up-sampler must be
interpolated by lowpass filtering to more
appropriate values for an effective
sampling rate increase
Filter Specifications
Since up-sampling causes periodic
repetition of the basic spectrum, the
unwanted images in the spectra of the up-
sampled signal must be removed by
using a lowpass filter H(z), called the
interpolation filter, as indicated below

The above system is called an interpolator
] [n x
u
L ] [n x
] [n y
) (z H
] [n x
u
Filter Specifications
On the other hand, prior to down-
sampling, the signal v[n] should be
bandlimited to by means
of a lowpass filter, called the decimation
filter, as indicated below to avoid aliasing
caused by down-sampling

The above system is called a decimator
M / t e <
M
] [n x ) (z H
] [n y
Interpolation Filter
Specifications
If we pass x[n] through a factor-of-L up-
sampler generating , the relation
between the Fourier transforms of x[n] and
are given by

It therefore follows that if is passed
through an ideal lowpass filter H(z) with a
cutoff at t/L and a gain of L, the output of
the filter will be precisely y[n]
] [n x
u
] [n x
u
) ( ) (
L j j
u
e X e X
e e
=
] [n x
u
Interpolation Filter
Specifications
If is the highest frequency that needs
to be preserved in x[n], then

Summarizing the specifications of the
lowpass interpolation filter are thus given
by
c
e
L
c p
/ e e =

s s
s
=
t e t
e e
e
L
L L
e H
c
j
/ ,
/ ,
) (
0
Decimation Filter Specifications
In a similar manner, we can develop the
specifications for the lowpass decimation
filter that are given by

The design of the filter H(z) is a standard
IIR or FIR lowpass filter design problem

s s
s
=
t e t
e e
e
M
M
e H
c
j
/ ,
/ ,
) (
0
1
The FIR filter is realized using direct form
To avoid unnecessary calculations the decimator
is replaced with efficient transversal structure.

For the polyphase structure
] [ * ] [ ) (
1
0
n x n p n y
m m
M
m

=
=
Polyphase Decomposition
] [ ] [ ) (
1
0
n x m h n y
m
N
m

=
=
Polyphase Decomposition
Decomposition of H(z)=hm z
-m
in blocks of M:
H (z) = ... + h(M )zM + h(M + 1) z M 1 + ... + h(1) z1
+ h(0)z0 + h(1) z1 + ... + h(M 1) z(M 1)
+ h(M )zM + h(M + 1) z(M +1) + ... + h(2M 1) z(2M 1)
+ h(2M )z2M + h(2M + 1) z(2M +1) + ... + h(3M 1) z(3M 1) + ...
= z0[... + h(0) z0 + h(M ) zM + ...] + z1[... + h(1) + h(M + 1) zM + ...]
+ z2[... + h(2) + h(M + 2) zM + ...] + ...
+ z(M 1) [... + h(M 1) + h(2M 1) zM + ...]

H (z) = z Pi z
i
i=0
M 1
( )
M
where Pi (z) =
n=
z h(nM + i)
n
+
Polyphase Decomposition
Implementation of Decimation
Using noble identity:

Operations performed at Operations at low rate
high rate more efficient

Using commutator:
Implementation of Decimation
one input per D pulses;
counter-clockwise rotation
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