Design parametric equalizer
Note: The Parametric Equalizer block has been replaced by the Parametric EQ Filter block. Existing instances of the Parametric Equalizer block will continue to operate. For new models, use the Parametric EQ Filter block. 
Filtering / Filter Designs
dspfdesign
This block brings the filter design capabilities of the
function
to the Simulink^{®} environment.filterbuilder
See Parametric Equalizer Filter Design Dialog Box — Main Pane for more information about the parameters of this block. The Data Types and Code Generation panes are not available for blocks in the DSP System Toolbox™ Filter Designs library.
Parameters of this block that do not change filter order or structure are tunable.
This button opens the Filter Visualization Tool (fvtool
) from the Signal Processing Toolbox™ product.
You can use the tool to display:
Magnitude response, phase response, and group delay in the frequency domain.
Impulse response and step response in the time domain.
Polezero information.
The tool also helps you evaluate filter performance by providing information about filter order, stability, and phase linearity. For more information on FVTool, see the Signal Processing Toolbox documentation.
Select Minimum
to design a minimum
order filter that meets the design specifications, or Specify
to
enter a specific filter order. The order mode also affects the possible
frequency constraints, which in turn limit the gain specifications.
For example, if you specify a Minimum
order
filter, the available frequency constraints are:
Center frequency, bandwidth, passband
width
Center frequency, bandwidth, stopband
width
If you select Specify
, the available
frequency constraints are:
Center frequency, bandwidth
Center frequency, quality factor
Shelf type, cutoff frequency, quality
factor
Shelf type, cutoff frequency, shelf slope
parameter
Low frequency, high frequency
Specify the filter order. This parameter is enabled only if
the Order mode is set to Specify
.
Depending on the filter order, the possible frequency constraints change. Once you choose the frequency constraints, the input boxes in this area change to reflect the selection.
Select the specification to represent the frequency constraints. The following options are available:
Center frequency, bandwidth, passband
width
(available for minimum order only)
Center frequency, bandwidth, stopband
width
(available for minimum order only)
Center frequency, bandwidth
(available
for a specified order only)
Center frequency, quality factor
(available
for a specified order only)
Shelf type, cutoff frequency, quality
factor
(available for a specified order only)
Shelf type, cutoff frequency, shelf slope
parameter
(available for a specified order only)
Low frequency, high frequency
(available
for a specified order only)
Select the frequency units from the available drop down list
(Normalized, Hz, kHz, MHz, GHz
). If Normalized
is
selected, then the Input Fs box is disabled for
input.
Enter the input sampling frequency. This input box is disabled
for input if Normalized
is selected in
the Frequency units input box.
Enter the center frequency in the units specified by the value in Frequency units.
The bandwidth determines the frequency points at which the filter
magnitude is attenuated by the value specified as the Bandwidth
gain in the Gain specifications section.
By default, the Bandwidth gain defaults to db(sqrt(.5))
,
or –3 dB relative to the center frequency. The Bandwidth property
only applies when the Frequency constraints are: Center
frequency, bandwidth, passband width
, Center
frequency, bandwidth, stopband width
, or Center
frequency, bandwidth
.
The passband width determines the frequency points at which
the filter magnitude is attenuated by the value specified as the Passband
gain in the Gain specifications section.
This option is enabled only if the filter is of minimum order, and
the frequency constraint selected is Center frequency,
bandwidth, passband width
.
The stopband width determines the frequency points at which
the filter magnitude is attenuated by the value specified as the Stopband
gain in the Gain specifications section.
This option is enabled only if the filter is of minimum order, and
the frequency constraint selected is Center frequency,
bandwidth, stopband width
.
Enter the low frequency cutoff. This option is enabled only
if the filter order is user specified and the frequency constraint
selected is Low frequency, high frequency
.
The filter magnitude is attenuated by the amount specified in Bandwidth
gain.
Enter the high frequency cutoff. This option is enabled only
if the filter order is user specified and the frequency constraint
selected is Low frequency, high frequency
.
The filter magnitude is attenuated by the amount specified in Bandwidth
gain.
Depending on the filter order and frequency constraints, the possible gain constraints change. Also, once you choose the gain constraints the input boxes in this area change to reflect the selection.
Select the specification array to represent gain constraints, and remember that not all of these options are available for all configurations. The following is a list of all available options:
Reference, center frequency, bandwidth,
passband
Reference, center frequency, bandwidth,
stopband
Reference, center frequency, bandwidth,
passband, stopband
Reference, center frequency, bandwidth
Specify the gain units either dB
or squared
.
These units are used for all gain specifications in the dialog box.
The reference gain determines the level to which the filter magnitude attenuates in Gain units. The reference gain is a floor gain for the filter magnitude response. For example, you may use the reference gain together with the Center frequency gain to leave certain frequencies unattenuated (reference gain of 0 dB) while boosting other frequencies.
Specifies the gain in Gain units at which
the bandwidth is defined. This property applies only when the Frequency
constraints specification contains a bandwidth
parameter,
or is Low frequency, high frequency
.
Specify the center frequency in Gain units
The passband gain determines the level in Gain units at which the passband is defined. The passband is determined either by the Passband width value, or the Low frequency and High frequency values in the Frequency specifications section.
The stopband gain is the level in Gain units at
which the stopband is defined. This property applies only when the Order
mode is minimum and the Frequency constaints are Center
frequency, bandwidth, stopband width
.
The boost/cut gain applies only when the designing a shelving
filter. Shelving filters include the Shelf type
parameter
in the Frequency constraints specification. The
gain in the passband of the shelving filter is increased by Boost/cut
gain dB from a floor gain of 0 dB.
Select the design method from the dropdown list. Different methods are available depending on the chosen filter constraints.
Select the check box to scale the filter coefficients.
Specify filter structure. Choose from:
Directform I SOS
Directform II SOS
Directform I transposed SOS
Directform II transposed SOS
Select this check box to implement the filter as a subsystem of basic Simulink blocks. Clear the check box to implement the filter as a highlevel subsystem. By default, this check box is cleared.
The highlevel implementation provides better compatibility across various filter structures, especially filters that would contain algebraic loops when constructed using basic elements. On the other hand, using basic elements enables the following optimization parameters:
Optimize for zero gains — Terminate chains that contain Gain blocks with a gain of zero.
Optimize for unit gains — Remove Gain blocks that scale by a factor of one.
Optimize for delay chains — Substitute delay chains made up of n unit delays with a single delay by n.
Optimize for negative gains — Use subtraction in Sum blocks instead of negative gains in Gain blocks.
Select this check box to scale unit gains between sections in SOS filters. This parameter is available only for SOS filters.
Specify how the block should process the input. The available options may vary depending on he settings of the Filter Structure and Use basic elements for filter customization parameters. You can set this parameter to one of the following options:
Columns as channels (frame based)
—
When you select this option, the block treats each column of the input
as a separate channel.
Elements as channels (sample based)
—
When you select this option, the block treats each element of the
input as a separate channel.
Note:
The 
When the Filter type parameter specifies a multirate filter, select the rate processing rule for the block from following options:
Enforce singlerate processing
—
When you select this option, the block maintains the sample rate of
the input.
Allow multirate processing
—
When you select this option, the block adjusts the rate at the output
to accommodate an increased or reduced number of samples. To select
this option, you must set the Input processing parameter
to Elements as channels (sample based)
.
Select this check box to enable the specification of coefficients using MATLAB^{®} variables. The available coefficient names differ depending on the filter structure. Using symbolic names allows tuning of filter coefficients in generated code. By default, this check box is cleared.
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