DSP First, 2nd edition

Published by Pearson (August 2, 2015) © 2016

  • James H. McClellan Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ronald W. Schafer Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Mark Yoder


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For introductory courses (freshman and sophomore courses) in Digital Signal Processing and Signals and Systems. Text may be used before the student has taken a course in circuits.

DSP First and it's accompanying digital assets are the result of more than 20 years of work that originated from, and was guided by, the premise that signal processing is the best starting point for the study of electrical and computer engineering. The "DSP First" approach introduces the use of mathematics as the language for thinking about engineering problems, lays the groundwork for subsequent courses, and gives students hands-on experiences with MATLAB. 

The Second Edition features three new chapters on the Fourier Series, Discrete-Time Fourier Transform, and the The Discrete Fourier Transform as well as updated labs, visual demos, an update to the existing chapters, and hundreds of new homework problems and solutions.

  • NEW! Three chapters on Discrete-Time Fourier Transform, and the The Discrete Fourier Transform.

  • NEW! Updated labs, visual demos, an update to the existing chapters, and hundreds of new homework problems and solutions.

  • Four chapters on analog signal processing systems, plus many updates and enhancements.

  • Creative use of innovative, computer technology—Makes abstract content more accessible, enabling it to reach a wider range of students. Unique features from this work, such as visual learning animations, hands-on demonstrations, and integrated laboratories in multimedia format are widely hailed as essential learning tools for mastering fundamental concepts.

  • Many actual signals and sound files can be viewed with a Web browser or imported into MATLAB.

  • Archive of hundreds of solved exercises on the Companion Website, plus much more.

  • NEW! Three chapters on Discrete-Time Fourier Transform, and the The Discrete Fourier Transform.

  • NEW! Updated labs, visual demos, an update to the existing chapters, and hundreds of new homework problems and solutions.


1-1 Mathematical Representation of Signals  

1-2 Mathematical Representation of Systems       

1-3       Systems as Building Blocks

1-4       The Next Step


2-1       Tuning Fork Experiment   

2-2 Review of Sine and Cosine Functions

2-3Sinusoidal Signals

2-3.1Relation of Frequency to Period

2-3.2  Phase and Time Shift

2-4 Sampling and Plotting Sinusoids

2-5Complex Exponentials and Phasors

2-5.1 Review of Complex Numbers

2-5.2 Complex Exponential Signals

2-5.3  The Rotating Phasor Interpretation

2-5.4  Inverse Euler Formulas Phasor Addition

2-6Phasor Addition

2-6.1  Addition of Complex Numbers

2-6.2  Phasor Addition Rule

2-6.3  Phasor Addition Rule: Example

2-6.4  MATLAB Demo of Phasors

2-6.5  Summary of the Phasor Addition Rule Physics of the Tuning Fork

2-7.1  Equations from Laws of Physics

2-7.2  General Solution to the Differential Equation

2-7.3  Listening to Tones

2-8Time Signals: More Than Formulas

Summary and Links


Spectrum Representation  

3-1 The Spectrum of a Sum of Sinusoids

3-1.1  Notation Change

3-1.2  Graphical Plot of the Spectrum

3-1.3  Analysis vs. Synthesis

Sinusoidal Amplitude Modulation

3-2.1  Multiplication of Sinusoids

3-2.2  Beat Note Waveform

3-2.3  Amplitude Modulation

3-2.4  AM Spectrum

3-2.5  The Concept of Bandwidth

Operations on the Spectrum

3-3.1  Scaling or Adding a Constant

3-3.2  Adding Signals

3-3.3  Time-Shifting x.t/ Multiplies ak by a Complex Exponential

3-3.4  Differentiating x.t/ Multiplies ak by .j 2nfk/

3-3.5  Frequency Shifting

Periodic Waveforms

3-4.1  Synthetic Vowel

3-4.3  Example of a Non-periodic Signal

Fourier Series

3-5.1  Fourier Series: Analysis

3-5.2  Analysis of a Full-Wave Rectified Sine Wave

3-5.3  Spectrum of the FWRS Fourier Series

3-5.3.1  DC Value of Fourier Series

3-5.3.2  Finite Synthesis of a Full-Wave Rectified Sine

Time—Frequency Spectrum

3-6.1  Stepped Frequency

3-6.2  Spectrogram Analysis

Frequency Modulation: Chirp Signals

3-7.1  Chirp or Linearly Swept Frequency

3-7.2  A Closer Look at Instantaneous Frequency

Summary and Links


Fourier Series

Fourier Series Derivation

4-1.1  Fourier Integral Derivation

Examples of Fourier Analysis

4-2.1  The Pulse Wave

4-2.1.1  Spectrum of a Pulse Wave

4-2.1.2  Finite Synthesis of a Pulse Wave

4-2.2  Triangle Wave

4-2.2.1  Spectrum of a Triangle Wave

4-2.2.2  Finite Synthesis of a Triangle Wave

4-2.3  Half-Wave Rectified Sine

4-2.3.1  Finite Synthesis of a Half-Wave Rectified Sine

Operations on Fourier Series

4-3.1  Scaling or Adding a Constant

4-3.2  Adding Signals

4-3.3  Time-Scaling

4-3.4  Time-Shifting x.t/ Multiplies ak by a Complex Exponential

4-3.5  Differentiating x.t/ Multiplies ak by .j!0k/

4-3.6  Multiply x.t/ by Sinusoid

Average Power, Convergence, and Optimality

4-4.1  Derivation of Parseval’s Theorem

4-4.2  Convergence of Fourier Synthesis

4-4.3  Minimum Mean-Square Approximation

Pulsed-Doppler Radar Waveform

4-5.1  Measuring Range and Velocity


Sampling and Aliasing  


5-1.1  Sampling Sinusoidal Signals

5-1.2  The Concept of Aliasing

5-1.3  Spectrum of a Discrete-Time Signal

5-1.4  The Sampling Theorem

5-1.5  Ideal Reconstruction

Spectrum View of Sampling and Reconstruction

5-2.1  Spectrum of a Discrete-Time Signal Obtained by Sampling

5-2.2  Over-Sampling

5-2.3  Aliasing Due to Under-Sampling

5-2.4  Folding Due to Under-Sampling

5-2.5  Maximum Reconstructed Frequency

Strobe Demonstration

5-3.1  Spectrum Interpretation

Discrete-to-Continuous Conversion

5-4.1  Interpolation with Pulses

5-4.2  Zero-Order Hold Interpolation

5-4.3  Linear Interpolation

5-4.4  Cubic Spline Interpolation

5-4.5  Over-Sampling Aids Interpolation

5-4.6  Ideal Bandlimited Interpolation

The Sampling Theorem

Summary and Links


FIR Filters         

6-1 Discrete-Time Systems

6-2 The Running-Average Filter

6-3 The General FIR Filter

6-3.1  An Illustration of FIR Filtering

The Unit Impulse Response and Convolution

6-4.1  Unit Impulse Sequence

6-4.2  Unit Impulse Response Sequence

6-4.2.1  The Unit-Delay System

6-4.3  FIR Filters and Convolution

6-4.3.1  Computing the Output of a Convolution

6-4.3.2  The Length of a Convolution

6-4.3.3  Convolution in MATLAB

6-4.3.4  Polynomial Multiplication in MATLAB

6-4.3.5  Filtering the Unit-Step Signal

6-4.3.6  Convolution is Commutative

6-4.3.7  MATLAB GUI for Convolution

Implementation of FIR Filters

6-5.1  Building Blocks

6-5.1.1  Multiplier

6-5.1.2  Adder

6-5.1.3  Unit Delay

6-5.2  Block Diagrams

6-5.2.1  Other Block Diagrams

6-5.2.2  Internal Hardware Details

Linear Time-Invariant (LTI) Systems

6-6.1  Time Invariance

6-6.2  Linearity

6-6.3  The FIR Case

Convolution and LTI Systems

6-7.1  Derivation of the Convolution Sum

6-7.2  Some Properties of LTI Systems

Cascaded LTI Systems

Example of FIR Filtering

Summary and Links

Problems Frequency Response of FIR Filters

7-1 Sinusoidal Response of FIR Systems

7-2 Superposition and the Frequency Response

7-3 Steady-State and Transient Response

7-4 Properties of the Frequency Response

7-4.1  Relation to Impulse Response and Difference Equation

7-4.2  Periodicity of H.ej !O /

7-4.3  Conjugate Symmetry Graphical Representation of the Frequency Response

7-5.1  Delay System

7-5.2  First-Difference System

7-5.3  A Simple Lowpass Filter Cascaded LTI Systems

Running-Sum Filtering

7-7.1  Plotting the Frequency Response

7-7.2  Cascade of Magnitude and Phase

7-7.3  Frequency Response of Running Averager

7-7.4  Experiment: Smoothing an Image

Filtering Sampled Continuous-Time Signals

7-8.1  Example: Lowpass Averager

7-8.2  Interpretation of Delay

Summary and Links


The Discrete-Time Fourier Transform

DTFT: Discrete-Time Fourier Transform

8-1.1  The Discrete-Time Fourier Transform

8-1.1.1  DTFT of a Shifted Impulse Sequence

8-1.1.2  Linearity of the DTFT

8-1.1.3  Uniqueness of the DTFT

8-1.1.4  DTFT of a Pulse

8-1.1.5  DTFT of a Right-Sided Exponential Sequence

8-1.1.6  Existence of the DTFT

8-1.2  The Inverse DTFT

8-1.2.1  Bandlimited DTFT

8-1.2.2  Inverse DTFT for the Right-Sided Exponential

8-1.3  The DTFT is the Spectrum

Properties of the DTFT

8-2.1  The Linearity Property

8-2.2  The Time-Delay Property

8-2.3  The Frequency-Shift Property

8-2.3.1  DTFT of a Complex Exponential

8-2.3.2  DTFT of a Real Cosine Signal

8-2.4  Convolution and the DTFT

8-2.4.1  Filtering is Convolution

8-2.5  Energy Spectrum and the Autocorrelation Function

8-2.5.1  Autocorrelation Function

Ideal Filters

8-3.1  Ideal Lowpass Filter

8-3.2  Ideal Highpass Filter

8-3.3  Ideal Bandpass Filter

Practical FIR Filters

8-4.1  Windowing

8-4.2  Filter Design

8-4.2.1  Window the Ideal Impulse Response

8-4.2.2  Frequency Response of Practical Filters

8-4.2.3  Passband Defined for the Frequency Response

8-4.2.4  Stopband Defined for the Frequency Response

8-4.2.5  Transition Zone of the LPF

8-4.2.6  Summary of Filter Specifications

8-4.3  GUI for Filter Design

Table of Fourier Transform Properties and Pairs

Summary and Links


The Discrete Fourier Transform              

Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT)

9-1.1  The Inverse DFT

9-1.2  DFT Pairs from the DTFT

9-1.2.1  DFT of Shifted Impulse

9-1.2.2  DFT of Complex Exponential

9-1.3  Computing the DFT

9-1.4  Matrix Form of the DFT and IDFT

Properties of the DFT

9-2.1  DFT Periodicity for XŒk]

9-2.2  Negative Frequencies and the DFT

9-2.3  Conjugate Symmetry of the DFT

9-2.3.1  Ambiguity at XŒN=2]

9-2.4  Frequency Domain Sampling and Interpolation

9-2.5  DFT of a Real Cosine Signal

Inherent Periodicity of xŒn] in the DFT

9-3.1  DFT Periodicity for xŒn]

9-3.2  The Time Delay Property for the DFT

9-3.2.1  Zero Padding

9-3.3  The Convolution Property for the DFT

Table of Discrete Fourier Transform Properties and Pairs

Spectrum Analysis of Discrete Periodic Signals

9-5.1  Periodic Discrete-time Signal: Fourier Series

9-5.2  Sampling Bandlimited Periodic Signals

9-5.3  Spectrum Analysis of Periodic Signals


9-6.0.1  DTFT of Windows

The Spectrogram

9-7.1  An Illustrative Example

9-7.2  Time-Dependent DFT

9-7.3  The Spectrogram Display

9-7.4  Interpretation of the Spectrogram

9-7.4.1  Frequency Resolution

9-7.5  Spectrograms in MATLAB

The Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)

9-8.1  Derivation of the FFT

9-8.1.1  FFT Operation Count

Summary and Links



Definition of the z-Transform

Basic z-Transform Properties

10-2.1  Linearity Property of the z-Transform

10-2.2  Time-Delay Property of the z-Transform

10-2.3  A General z-Transform Formula

The z-Transform and Linear Systems

10-3.1  Unit-Delay System

10-3.2  z-1 Notation in Block Diagrams

10-3.3   The z-Transform of an FIR Filter

10-3.4   z-Transform of the Impulse Response

10-3.5  Roots of a z-transform Polynomial

Convolution and the z-Transform

10-4.1  Cascading Systems

10-4.2  Factoring z-Polynomials

10-4.3  Deconvolution

Relationship Between the z-Domain and the !O -Domain

10-5.1   The z-Plane and the Unit Circle

The Zeros and Poles of H.z/

10-6.1  Pole-Zero Plot

10-6.2   Significance of the Zeros of H.z/

10-6.3  Nulling Filters

10-6.4  Graphical Relation Between z and !O

10-6.5  Three-Domain Movies

Simple Filters

10-7.1   Generalize the L-Point Running-Sum Filter

10-7.2  A Complex Bandpass Filter

10-7.3  A Bandpass Filter with Real Coefficients

Practical Bandpass Filter Design

Properties of Linear-Phase Filters

10-9.1  The Linear-Phase Condition

10-9.2  Locations of the Zeros of FIR Linear-Phase Systems

Summary and Links


IIR Filters          

The General IIR Difference Equation

Time-Domain Response

11-2.1  Linearity and Time Invariance of IIR Filters

11-2.2  Impulse Response of a First-Order IIR System

11-2.3  Response to Finite-Length Inputs

11-2.4  Step Response of a First-Order Recursive System

System Function of an IIR Filter

11-3.1  The General First-Order Case

11-3.2  H.z/ from the Impulse Response

11-3.3  The z-Transform Method

The System Function and Block-Diagram Structures

11-4.1  Direct Form I Structure

11-4.2  Direct Form II Structure

11-4.3  The Transposed Form Structure

Poles and Zeros

11-5.1  Roots in MATLAB

11-5.2  Poles or Zeros at z D 0 or 1

11-5.3  Output Response from Pole Location

Stability of IIR Systems

11-6.1  The Region of Convergence and Stability

Frequency Response of an IIR Filter

11-7.1  Frequency Response using MATLAB

11-7.2  Three-Dimensional Plot of a System Function

Three Domains

The Inverse z-Transform and Some Applications

11-9.1  Revisiting the Step Response of a First-Order System

11-9.2  A General Procedure for Inverse z-Transformation

Steady-State Response and Stability

Second-Order Filters

11-11.1 z-Transform of Second-Order Filters

11-11.2 Structures for Second-Order IIR Systems

11-11.3 Poles and Zeros

11-11.4 Impulse Response of a Second-Order IIR System

11-11.4.1  Distinct Real Poles

11-11.5 Complex Poles

Frequency Response of Second-Order IIR Filter

11-12.1 Frequency Response via MATLAB

11-12.23-dB Bandwidth

11-12.3 Three-Dimensional Plot of System Functions

Example of an IIR Lowpass Filter

Summary and Links


Dr. James H. McClellan received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1969 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Rice University in 1972 and 1973, respectively. During 1973-4 he was a member of the research staff at M.I.T.'s Lincoln Laboratory. He then became a professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at M.I.T. In 1982, he joined Schlumberger Well Services where he worked on the application of 2-D spectral estimation to the processing of dispersive sonic waves, and the implementation of signal processing algorithms for dedicated high-speed array processors. He has been at Georgia Tech since 1987. Prof. McClellan is a Fellow of the IEEE and he received the ASSP Technical Achievement Award in 1987, and then the Signal Processing Society Award in 1996.

Ronald W. Schafer is an electrical engineer notable for his contributions to digital signal processing. After receiving his Ph.D. degree at MIT in 1968, he joined the Acoustics Research Department at Bell Laboratories, where he did research on digital signal processing and digital speech coding. He came to the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1974, where he stayed until joining Hewlett Packard in March 2005. He has served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing and as Vice-President and President of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. He has received the IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Engineer Award, the 1980 IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award, the Distinguished Professor Award at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the 1992 IEEE Education Medal and the 2010 IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal.

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