|Filter Design Toolbox Release Notes|
This section introduces the new features and enhancements added to the Filter Design Toolbox 2.2 since Version 2.1 (Release 12.1).
If you are upgrading from a release earlier than Release 12.1, you should read New Features in the Filter Design Toolbox 2.1 Release Notes.
Multiple Precision Fixed-Point Filters Support
The Filter Design Toolbox 2.2 now supports word lengths greater than 64 bits. Earlier versions limited your fixed-point word length to 53 bits or fewer and 64 bits or fewer for floating-point word length.
Now you can use word lengths up to the memory capacity of your machine.
In addition, fraction lengths can now be greater than the associated word length, and can be less than zero.
All MATLAB Platforms Supported
With this release, the Filter Design Toolbox runs on all MATLAB platforms.
Four Filter Design Functions Added
This version of the toolbox adds four new filter design functions:
firceqrip--design constrained equiripple FIR filters
iirnotch--design second-order IIR notch digital filters
iircomb--design IIR comb notching or peaking digital filters
iirpeak--design second-order IIR peaking (also called resonator) digital filters
Enhanced Filter Design Functions
The following design functions have been upgraded to use the Leja algorithm to determine the minimum phase polynomial and from that the filter coefficients:
firminphase--design higher-order minimum phase filters (n=100 or more), with better minimum phase characteristics. Also, added a new syntax option
gremez--design higher-order minimum phase filters (n=100 or more) with the '
minphase'input argument. No changes to the syntax.
Five New Filter-Related Functions
Filter Design Toolbox 2.2 adds the ability to read and write Xilinx CORE Generator files, and the ability to realize models of quantized filters in SimulinkTM if you own the DSP Blockset and Fixed-Point Blockset.
These three functions expand your filter options and capabilities:
coeread--Read a XILINX CORE GeneratorTM coefficient (
coewrite--Write a XILINX CORE GeneratorTM coefficient (
.coefiles when you own the Filter Design Toolbox. From the Targets menu option on the toolbar, you select Export to XILINX Coefficient (.COE) file to export your existing quantized filter coefficients to a .coe file. Your current filter must be a quantized direct-form FIR filter with one section; you cannot export nonquantized filters as
.coefiles, nor multiple-section filters.
realizemdl--Create a Simulink model of your quantized filter using blocks from the Fixed-Point Blockset, or DSP Blockset if you do not own Fixed-Point Blockset.
Two other functions provide signal interpolation and decimation capability:
cicdecimate--use a cascaded integrator-comb (CIC) decimation filter to decrease the sampling rate for a signal
cicinterpolate--use a cascaded integrator-comb (CIC) interpolation filter to increase the sampling rate for a signal
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