Category Archives: Fourier

Evaluating filter frequency response

A question that pops up for many DSP-ers working with IIR and FIR filters, I think, is how to look at a filter’s frequency and phase response. For many, maybe they’ve calculated filter coefficients with something like the biquad calculator … Continue reading

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A gentle introduction to the FFT

Some terms: The Fast Fourier Transform is an algorithm optimization of the DFT—Discrete Fourier Transform. The “discrete” part just means that it’s an adaptation of the Fourier Transform, a continuous process for the analog world, to make it suitable for … Continue reading

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The Fourier series

Experiment with harmonic (Fourier) synthesis with this Java applet! The sliders represent the levels of the first eight harmonics in the harmonic series. The second harmonic is twice the frequency of the first, the third is three times that of the first, … Continue reading

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