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The DCBlocker object filters or blocks the DC component of an incoming signal.
To filter the DC component of a signal:
Define and set up your DC blocker object. See Construction.
Call step to filter the DC component of a signal according to the properties of dsp.DCBlocker. The behavior of step is specific to each object in the toolbox.
H = dsp.DCBlocker creates a DC blocker System object™, H, that removes the DC component of each channel, i.e., column, of an input signal.
H = dsp.DCBlocker(Name,Value) creates a DC blocker object, H, with each specified property set to the specified value. You can specify additional name-value pair arguments in any order as (Name1,Value1,...,NameN,ValueN).
clone | Create DC blocker object with same property values |
fvtool | Show the frequency response of the filter used by the DCBlocker System object |
isLocked | Locked status for input attributes and nontunable properties |
release | Allow property value and input characteristics changes |
reset | Reset states of the DCBlocker System object |
step | Blocks DC components of input signal |
The DCBlocker System object subtracts the DC component from the input signal. The DC component is estimated by one of the following:
Passing the input signal through an IIR lowpass elliptical filter
Passing the input signal through an FIR filter that uses a non-recursive, moving average from a finite number of past input samples
Passing the input signal through a CIC filter. Because the CIC filter amplifies the signal, the filter gain is estimated and subtracted from the DC estimate.
Computing the mean value of the input signal
The elliptical IIR filter has a passband ripple of 0.1 dB and a stopband attenuation of 60 dB. You specify the normalized bandwidth and filter order.
The FIR filter coefficients are given as ones(1,Length)/Length, where you specify the Length parameter. The FIR filter structure is a direct form 1 transposed.
The Cascaded Integrator-Comb (CIC) filter consists of two integrator-comb pairs. This helps to ensure that the peak of the first sidelobe of the filter response is attenuated by at least 25 dB relative to the peak of the main lobe. The normalized 3-dB bandwidth is used to calculate the differential delay. The delay is used to determine the gain of the CIC filter. The inverse of the filter gain is used as a multiplier which is applied to the output of the CIC filter. This ensures that the aggregate gain of the DC estimate is 0 dB.
The aggregate magnitude response of the filter and the multiplier is characterized by the following equation:
$$\left|H({e}^{j\omega})\right|={\left|\frac{\mathrm{sin}(M{\scriptscriptstyle \frac{\pi}{2}}{B}_{norm})}{M\mathrm{sin}({\scriptscriptstyle \frac{\pi}{2}}{B}_{norm})}\right|}^{N}$$
B_{norm} is the normalized bandwidth such that 0 < B_{norm} < 1.
M is the differential delay in samples.
N is the number of sections, equal to 2.
The differential delay is found by setting M to the smallest integer such that |H(e^{jω})| < 1/√2. Once M is known, the gain of the CIC filter is calculated as M^{N}. Therefore, to precisely compensate for the filter gain, the multiplier is set to (1/M)^{N}.
[1] Nezami, M., "Performance Assessment of Baseband Algorithms for Direct Conversion Tactical Software Defined Receivers: I/Q Imbalance Correction, Image Rejection, DC Removal, and Channelization", MILCOM, 2002.
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