# iirlp2lp

Transform lowpass IIR filter to different lowpass filter

## Description

`[`

transforms lowpass IIR filter to different lowpass filter.`num`

,`den`

] = iirlp2lp(`b`

,`a`

,`wo`

,`wt`

)

The prototype lowpass filter is specified with the numerator and denominator
coefficients, `b`

and `a`

respectively. The
function returns the numerator and denominator coefficients of the transformed
lowpass digital filter.

The function transforms the magnitude response from lowpass to a different lowpass. For more details, see Lowpass IIR Filter to Different Lowpass Filter Transformation.

`[`

in addition returns the numerator and the denominator coefficients of the allpass
mapping filter.`num`

,`den`

,`allpassNum`

,`allpassDen`

] =
iirlp2lp(`b`

,`a`

,`wo`

,`wt`

)

## Examples

### Extend Passband of Lowpass Filter

Transform the passband of a lowpass IIR filter by moving the magnitude response from one frequency in the source filter to a new location in the transformed filter.

**Input Lowpass IIR Filter**

Generate a least P-norm optimal IIR lowpass filter using the `iirlpnorm`

function. Specify a numerator order of 10 and a denominator order of 6. The function returns the coefficients both in the vector form and in the second-order sections (SOS) form. The output argument `g`

specifies the overall gain of the filter when expressed in the second-order sections form.

[b,a,~,sos,g] = iirlpnorm(10,6, ... [0 0.0175 0.02 0.0215 0.025 1], ... [0 0.0175 0.02 0.0215 0.025 1],[1 1 0 0 0 0], ... [1 1 1 1 10 10]);

Visualize the magnitude response of the filter.

fvtool(b,a)

**Transform Filter Using iirlp2lp**

Transform the passband of the lowpass IIR filter using the `iirlp2lp`

function. Specify the filter as a vector of numerator and denominator coefficients.

To generate a lowpass filter whose passband extends out to 0.2π rad/sample, select the frequency in the lowpass filter at 0.0175π, the frequency where the passband starts to roll off, and move it to the new location.

Moving the edge of the passband from 0.0175π to 0.2π results in a new lowpass filter whose peak response in-band is the same as in the original filter, with the same ripple and the same absolute magnitude. The rolloff is slightly less steep and the stopband profiles are the same for both filters. The new filter stopband is a "stretched" version of the original, as is the passband of the new filter.

wc = 0.0175; wd = 0.2; [num,den] = iirlp2lp(b,a,wc,wd);

Compare the magnitude response of the filters.

hvft = fvtool(b,a,num,den); legend(hvft,"Prototype Filter (TF Form)", ... "Transformed Lowpass Filter")

Alternatively, you can also specify the input lowpass IIR filter as a matrix of coefficients. Pass the scaled second-order section coefficient matrices as inputs. Apply the scaling factor `g`

to the first section of the filter.

sosg = sos; sosg(1,1:3) = g*sosg(1,1:3); [num2,den2] = iirlp2lp(sosg(:,1:3),sosg(:,4:6),wc,wd);

Compare the magnitude response of the filters.

hvft = fvtool(sosg,[num2 den2]); legend(hvft,"Prototype Filter (Matrix Form)",... "Transformed Lowpass Filter")

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## Input Arguments

`b`

— Numerator coefficients of prototype lowpass IIR filter

row vector | matrix

Numerator coefficients of the prototype lowpass IIR filter, specified as either:

Row vector –– Specifies the values of [

*b*_{0},*b*_{1}, …,*b*_{n}], given this transfer function form:$$H(z)=\frac{B(z)}{A(z)}=\frac{{b}_{0}+{b}_{1}{z}^{-1}+\cdots +{b}_{n}{z}^{-n}}{{a}_{0}+{a}_{1}{z}^{-1}+\cdots +{a}_{n}{z}^{-n}},$$

where

*n*is the order of the filter.Matrix –– Specifies the numerator coefficients in the form of an

*P*-by-(*Q*+1) matrix, where*P*is the number of filter sections and*Q*is the order of each filter section. If*Q*= 2, the filter is a second-order section filter. For higher-order sections, make*Q*> 2.$$b=\left[\begin{array}{ccccc}{b}_{01}& {b}_{11}& {b}_{21}& \mathrm{...}& {b}_{Q1}\\ {b}_{02}& {b}_{12}& {b}_{22}& \mathrm{...}& {b}_{Q2}\\ \vdots & \vdots & \vdots & \ddots & \vdots \\ {b}_{0P}& {b}_{1P}& {b}_{2P}& \cdots & {b}_{QP}\end{array}\right]$$

In the transfer function form, the numerator coefficient matrix

*b*of the IIR filter can be represented using the following equation:_{ik}$$H(z)={\displaystyle \prod _{k=1}^{P}{H}_{k}}(z)={\displaystyle \prod _{k=1}^{P}\frac{{b}_{0k}+{b}_{1k}{z}^{-1}+{b}_{2k}{z}^{-2}+\cdots +{b}_{Qk}{z}^{-Q}}{{a}_{0k}+{a}_{1k}{z}^{-1}+{a}_{2k}{z}^{-2}+\cdots +{a}_{Qk}{z}^{-Q}}},$$

where,

**a**–– Denominator coefficients matrix. For more information on how to specify this matrix, see`a`

.*k*–– Row index.*i*–– Column index.

When specified in the matrix form,

**b**and**a**matrices must have the same number of rows (filter sections)*Q*.

**Data Types: **`single`

| `double`

**Complex Number Support: **Yes

`a`

— Denominator coefficients of prototype lowpass IIR filter

row vector | matrix

Denominator coefficients for a prototype lowpass IIR filter, specified as one of these options:

Row vector –– Specifies the values of [

*a*_{0},*a*_{1}, …,*a*_{n}], given this transfer function form:$$H(z)=\frac{B(z)}{A(z)}=\frac{{b}_{0}+{b}_{1}{z}^{-1}+\cdots +{b}_{n}{z}^{-n}}{{a}_{0}+{a}_{1}{z}^{-1}+\cdots +{a}_{n}{z}^{-n}},$$

where

*n*is the order of the filter.Matrix –– Specifies the denominator coefficients in the form of an

*P*-by-(*Q*+1) matrix, where*P*is the number of filter sections and*Q*is the order of each filter section. If*Q*= 2, the filter is a second-order section filter. For higher-order sections, make*Q*> 2.$$a=\left[\begin{array}{ccccc}{a}_{01}& {a}_{11}& {a}_{21}& \cdots & {a}_{Q1}\\ {a}_{02}& {a}_{12}& {a}_{22}& \cdots & {a}_{Q2}\\ \vdots & \vdots & \vdots & \ddots & \vdots \\ {a}_{0P}& {a}_{1P}& {a}_{2P}& \cdots & {a}_{QP}\end{array}\right]$$

In the transfer function form, the denominator coefficient matrix

*a*of the IIR filter can be represented using the following equation:_{ik}$$H(z)={\displaystyle \prod _{k=1}^{P}{H}_{k}}(z)={\displaystyle \prod _{k=1}^{P}\frac{{b}_{0k}+{b}_{1k}{z}^{-1}+{b}_{2k}{z}^{-2}+\cdots +{b}_{Qk}{z}^{-Q}}{{a}_{0k}+{a}_{1k}{z}^{-1}+{a}_{2k}{z}^{-2}+\cdots +{a}_{Qk}{z}^{-Q}}},$$

where,

**b**–– Numerator coefficients matrix. For more information on how to specify this matrix, see`b`

.*k*–– Row index.*i*–– Column index.

When specified in the matrix form,

**a**and**b**matrices must have the same number of rows (filter sections)*P*.

**Data Types: **`single`

| `double`

**Complex Number Support: **Yes

`wo`

— Frequency value to transform from prototype filter

positive scalar

Frequency value to transform from the prototype filter, specified as a
real positive scalar. Frequency `wo`

must be normalized to
be between `0`

and `1`

, with
`1`

corresponding to half the sample rate.

**Data Types: **`single`

| `double`

`wt`

— Desired frequency location in transformed target filter

positive scalar

Desired frequency location in the transformed target filter, specified as
a real positive scalar. Frequency `wt`

must be normalized
to be between `0`

and `1`

, with
`1`

corresponding to half the sample rate.

**Data Types: **`single`

| `double`

## Output Arguments

`num`

— Numerator coefficients of transformed lowpass filter

row vector | matrix

Numerator coefficients of the transformed lowpass filter, returned as one of the following:

Row vector of length

*n*+1, where*n*is the order of the input filter. The`num`

output is a row vector when the input coefficients`b`

and`a`

are row vectors.*P*-by-(*Q*+1) matrix, where*P*is the number of filter sections and*Q*is the order of each section of the transformed filter. The`num`

output is a matrix when the input coefficients`b`

and`a`

are matrices.

**Data Types: **`single`

| `double`

**Complex Number Support: **Yes

`den`

— Denominator coefficients of transformed lowpass filter

row vector | matrix

Denominator coefficients of the transformed lowpass filter, returned as one of the following:

Row vector of length

*n*+1, where*n*is the order of the input filter. The`den`

output is a row vector when the input coefficients`b`

and`a`

are row vectors.*P*-by-(*Q*+1) matrix, where*P*is the number of filter sections and*Q*is the order of each section of the transformed filter. The`den`

output is a matrix when the input coefficients`b`

and`a`

are matrices.

**Data Types: **`single`

| `double`

`allpassNum`

— Numerator coefficients of mapping filter

row vector

Numerator coefficients of the mapping filter, returned as a row vector.

**Data Types: **`single`

| `double`

`allpassDen`

— Denominator coefficients of mapping filter

row vector

Denominator coefficients of the mapping filter, returned as a row vector.

**Data Types: **`single`

| `double`

## More About

### Lowpass IIR Filter to Different Lowpass Filter Transformation

Lowpass IIR filter to different lowpass filter transformation
takes a selected frequency from your lowpass filter, `wo`

, and maps
the corresponding magnitude response value onto the desired frequency location in
the transformed lowpass filter, `wt`

. Note that all frequencies are
normalized between zero and one and that the filter order does not change when you
transform to the target lowpass filter.

When you select `wo`

and designate `wt`

, the
transformation algorithm sets the magnitude response at the `wt`

values of your bandstop filter to be the same as the magnitude response of your
lowpass filter at `wo`

. Filter performance between the values in
`wt`

is not specified, except that the stopband retains the
ripple nature of your original lowpass filter and the magnitude response in the
stopband is equal to the peak response of your lowpass filter. To accurately specify
the filter magnitude response across the stopband of your bandpass filter, use a
frequency value from within the stopband of your lowpass filter as
`wc`

. Then your bandstop filter response is the same magnitude
and ripple as your lowpass filter stopband magnitude and ripple.

The fact that the transformation retains the shape of the original filter is what makes this function useful. If you have a lowpass filter whose characteristics, such as rolloff or passband ripple, particularly meet your needs, the transformation function lets you create a new filter with the same characteristic performance features.

In some cases transforming your filter may cause numerical problems, resulting in
incorrect conversion to the target filter. Use `fvtool`

to verify the response of your converted filter.

## References

[1] Nowrouzian, B., and A.G.
Constantinides. “Prototype Reference Transfer Function Parameters in the Discrete-Time
Frequency Transformations.” In *Proceedings of the 33rd Midwest
Symposium on Circuits and Systems*, 1078–82. Calgary, Alta., Canada: IEEE,
1991. https://doi.org/10.1109/MWSCAS.1990.140912.

[2] Nowrouzian, B., and L.T.
Bruton. “Closed-Form Solutions for Discrete-Time Elliptic Transfer Functions.” In [1992]
*Proceedings of the 35th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and
Systems*, 784–87. Washington, DC, USA: IEEE, 1992.
https://doi.org/10.1109/MWSCAS.1992.271206.

[3] Constantinides,
A.G.“Spectral transformations for digital filters.” *
Proceedings of the IEEE*, vol. 117, no. 8: 1585-1590. August
1970.

## Extended Capabilities

### C/C++ Code Generation

Generate C and C++ code using MATLAB® Coder™.

## Version History

**Introduced in R2011a**

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