Polynomial-Based Interpolation Filters—Part I: Filter Synthesis


This paper introduces a generalized design method for polynomial-based interpolation filters. These filters can be implemented by using a modified Farrow structure, where the fixed finite impulse response (FIR) sub-filters possess either symmetrical or anti-symmetrical impulse responses. In the proposed approach, the piecewise polynomial impulse response of the interpolation filter is optimized directly in the frequency domain using either the minimax or least mean square criterion subject to the given time domain constraints. The length of the impulse response and the degree of the approximating polynomial in polynomial intervals can be arbitrarily selected. The optimization in the frequency domain makes the proposed design scheme more suitable for various digital signal processing applications and enables one to synthesize interpolation filters for arbitrary desired and weighting functions. Most importantly, the interpolation filters can be optimized in a manner similar to that of conventional linear-phase FIR filters.

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Correspondence to Jussi Vesma or Tapio Saramaki.

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Vesma, J., Saramaki, T. Polynomial-Based Interpolation Filters—Part I: Filter Synthesis. Circuits Syst Signal Process 26, 115–146 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00034-005-0704-8

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  • Impulse Response
  • Finite Impulse Response
  • Magnitude Response
  • Fractional Delay
  • General Interpolation