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# kaiserord() - Signal Processing

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kaiserord returns a filter order n and beta parameter to specify a Kaiser window for use with the fir1 function. Given a set of specifications in the frequency domain, kaiserord estimates the minimum FIR filter order that will approximately meet the specifications. kaiserord converts the given filter specifications into passband and stopband ripples and converts cutoff frequencies into the form needed for windowed FIR filter design.[n,Wn,beta,ftype] = kaiserord(f,a,dev) finds the approximate order n, normalized frequency band edges Wn, and weights that meet input specifications f, a, and dev. f is a vector of band edges and a is a vector specifying the desired amplitude on the bands defined by f. The length of f is twice the length of a, minus 2. Together, f and a define a desired piecewise constant response function. dev is a vector the same size as a that specifies the maximum allowable error or deviation between the frequency response of the output filter and its desired amplitude, for each band. The entries in dev specify the passband ripple and the stopband attenuation. You specify each entry in dev as a positive number, representing absolute filter gain (not in decibels).Note If, in the vector dev, you specify unequal deviations across bands, the minimum specified deviation is used, since the Kaiser window method is constrained to produce filters with minimum deviation in all of the bands.fir1 can use the resulting order n, frequency vector Wn, multiband magnitude type ftype, and the Kaiser window parameter beta. The ftype string is intended for use with fir1; it is equal to 'high' for a highpass filter and 'stop' for a bandstop filter. For multiband filters, it can be equal to 'dc-0' when the first band is a stopband (starting at f = 0) or 'dc-1' when the first band is a passband.To design an FIR filter b that approximately meets the specifications given by kaiser parameters f, a, and dev, use the following command.b = fir1(n,Wn,kaiser(n+1,beta),ftype,'noscale') [n,Wn,beta,ftype] = kaiserord(f,a,dev,fs) uses a sampling frequency fs in Hz. If you don't specify the argument fs, or if you specify it as the empty vector [], it defaults to 2 Hz, and the Nyquist frequency is 1 Hz. You can use this syntax to specify band edges scaled to a particular application's sampling frequency. The frequency band edges in f must be from 0 to fs/2.c = kaiserord(f,a,dev,fs,'cell') is a cell-array whose elements are the parameters to fir1.Note In some cases, kaiserord underestimates or overestimates the order n. If the filter does not meet the specifications, try a higher order such as n+1, n+2, and so on, or a try lower order.Results are inaccurate if the cutoff frequencies are near 0 or the Nyquist frequency, or if dev is large (greater than 10%).

[n,Wn,beta,ftype] = kaiserord(f,a,dev)[n,Wn,beta,ftype] = kaiserord(f,a,dev,fs)c = kaiserord(f,a,dev,fs,'cell')

b = fir1(n,Wn,kaiser(n+1,beta),ftype,'noscale')