Quantization effects in high-speed pipelined recursive filters

Keshab Parhi, Gregory S. Munson, Lai Q. Pham

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An exploration is made of roundoff and quantization errors in pipelined high-speed recursive filters, implemented using look-ahead computation and a two's complement number system. These errors are theoretically estimated for a first-order recursive filter, for both decomposed and nondecomposed implementations. The maximum total roundoff error in decomposed scattered look-ahead filters is shown to be less than that in the nondecomposed scattered look-ahead filters. Further, the quantization error in decomposed filters is less when poles are closer to origin (as compared with nondecomposed ones). Experimental results are presented for a sixth-order Butterworth and a fourth-order Chebyshev low-pass filter. High speed can also be obtained by using redundant arithmetic in standard filter structures. These filters may suffer from reduced dynamic range and degraded finite word-length effects. Experimental results for such implementations are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1743-1746
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
Event1990 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing: Speech Processing 2, VLSI, Audio and Electroacoustics Part 2 (of 5) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Duration: Apr 3 1990Apr 6 1990


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