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The ideas of using the DFT to filter a signal and recover a signal from a noisy transmission are addressed based on the ideas of the DFT and convolution.


y n x n h n k x k h n k
Assume that H is specified.

How can we implement X H in a computer?

Discretize (sample) X and H . In order to do this, we should take the DFTs of x n and h n to get X k and X k . Then we will compute y ~ n IDFT X k H k Does y ~ n y n ?

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Recall that the DFT treats N -point sequences as if they are periodically extended ( ):

Compute idft of y[k]

y ~ n 1 N k N 1 0 Y k 2 k N n 1 N k N 1 0 X k H k 2 k N n 1 N k N 1 0 m N 1 0 x m 2 k N m H k 2 k N n m N 1 0 x m 1 N k N 1 0 H k 2 k N n m m N 1 0 x m h (( n m )) N
And the IDFT periodically extends h n : h ~ n m h (( n m )) N This computes as shown in :

y ~ n m N 1 0 x m h (( n m )) N
is called circular convolution and is denoted by .

The above symbol for the circular convolution is for an N -periodic extension.

Dft pair

Note that in general:

Regular vs. circular convolution

To begin with, we are given the following two length-3 signals: x n 1 2 3 h n 1 0 2 We can zero-pad these signals so that we have the following discrete sequences: x n 0 1 2 3 0 h n 0 1 0 2 0 where x 0 1 and h 0 1 .

  • Regular Convolution:
    y n m 2 0 x m h n m
    Using the above convolution formula (refer to the link if you need a review of convolution ), we can calculate the resulting value for y 0 to y 4 . Recall that because we have two length-3 signals, our convolved signal will be length-5.
    • n 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
      y 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 1
    • n 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
      y 1 1 0 2 1 3 0 2
    • n 2 0 1 2 3 0 0 2 0 1 0
      y 2 1 2 2 0 3 1 5
    • n 3
      y 3 4
    • n 4
      y 4 6

Regular convolution result

Result is finite duration, not periodic!

  • Circular Convolution:
    y ~ n m 2 0 x m h (( n m )) N
    And now with circular convolution our h n changes and becomes a periodically extended signal:
    h (( n )) N 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 2
    • n 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 1
      y ~ 0 1 1 2 2 3 0 5
    • n 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 0
      y ~ 1 1 1 2 1 3 2 8
    • n 2
      y ~ 2 5
    • n 3
      y ~ 3 5
    • n 4
      y ~ 4 8

Circular convolution result

Result is 3-periodic.

illustrates the relationship between circular convolution and regularconvolution using the previous two figures:

Circular convolution from regular

The left plot (the circular convolution results) has a "wrap-around" effect due to periodic extension.
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Regular convolution from periodic convolution

  • "Zero-pad" x n and h n to avoid the overlap (wrap-around) effect. We will zero-pad the two signals to a length-5 signal (5being the duration of the regular convolution result): x n 1 2 3 0 0 h n 1 0 2 0 0
  • Now take the DFTs of the zero-padded signals:
    y ~ n 1 N k 4 0 X k H k 2 k 5 n m 4 0 x m h (( n m )) 5
Now we can plot this result ( ):

The sequence from 0 to 4 (the underlined part of the sequence) is the regular convolution result. From thisillustration we can see that it is 5-periodic!

We can compute the regular convolution result of a convolution of an M -point signal x n with an N -point signal h n by padding each signal with zeros to obtain two M N 1 length sequences and computing the circular convolution (or equivalently computing the IDFT of H k X k , the product of the DFTs of the zero-padded signals) ( ).

Note that the lower two images are simply the top images that have been zero-padded.

Dsp system

The system has a length N impulse response, h n

  • Sample finite duration continuous-time input x t to get x n where n 0 M 1 .
  • Zero-pad x n and h n to length M N 1 .
  • Compute DFTs X k and H k
  • Compute IDFTs of X k H k y n y ~ n where n 0 M N 1 .
  • Reconstruct y t

Questions & Answers

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