freqz uses an FFT-based
algorithm to calculate the Z-transform frequency response of a digital
filter. Specifically, the statement
[h,w] = freqz(b,a,p)
returns the p-point complex frequency response, H(ejω), of the digital filter.
In its simplest form,
freqz accepts the filter
and an integer
p specifying the number of points
at which to calculate the frequency response.
the complex frequency response in vector
the actual frequency points in vector
w in rad/s.
freqz can accept other parameters, such as
a sampling frequency or a vector of arbitrary frequency points. The
example below finds the 256-point frequency response for a 12th-order
Chebyshev Type I filter. The call to
a sampling frequency
fs of 1000 Hz:
[b,a] = cheby1(12,0.5,200/500); [h,f] = freqz(b,a,256,1000);
Because the parameter list includes a sampling frequency,
f that contains the 256 frequency points
between 0 and
fs/2 used in the frequency response
This toolbox uses the convention that unit frequency is the Nyquist frequency, defined as half the sampling frequency. The cutoff frequency parameter for all basic filter design functions is normalized by the Nyquist frequency. For a system with a 1000 Hz sampling frequency, for example, 300 Hz is 300/500 = 0.6. To convert normalized frequency to angular frequency around the unit circle, multiply by π. To convert normalized frequency back to hertz, multiply by half the sample frequency.
If you call
freqz with no output arguments,
it plots both magnitude versus frequency and phase versus frequency.
For example, a ninth-order Butterworth lowpass filter with a cutoff
frequency of 400 Hz, based on a 2000 Hz sampling frequency, is
[b,a] = butter(9,400/1000);
To calculate the 256-point complex frequency response for this
filter, and plot the magnitude and phase with
freqz can also accept a vector of arbitrary
frequency points for use in the frequency response calculation. For
w = linspace(0,pi); h = freqz(b,a,w);
calculates the complex frequency response at the frequency points
w for the filter defined by
The frequency points can range from 0 to 2π.
To specify a frequency vector that ranges from zero to your sampling
frequency, include both the frequency vector and the sampling frequency
value in the parameter list.
These examples show how to compute and display digital frequency responses.
Frequency Response from Transfer Function
Compute and display the magnitude response of the third-order IIR lowpass filter described by the following transfer function:
Express the numerator and denominator as polynomial convolutions. Find the frequency response at 2001 points spanning the complete unit circle.
b0 = 0.05634; b1 = [1 1]; b2 = [1 -1.0166 1]; a1 = [1 -0.683]; a2 = [1 -1.4461 0.7957]; b = b0*conv(b1,b2); a = conv(a1,a2); [h,w] = freqz(b,a,'whole',2001);
Plot the magnitude response expressed in decibels.
plot(w/pi,20*log10(abs(h))) ax = gca; ax.YLim = [-100 20]; ax.XTick = 0:.5:2; xlabel('Normalized Frequency (\times\pi rad/sample)') ylabel('Magnitude (dB)')
Frequency Response of an FIR Bandpass Filter
Design an FIR bandpass filter with passband between and rad/sample and 3 dB of ripple. The first stopband goes from to rad/sample and has an attenuation of 40 dB. The second stopband goes from rad/sample to the Nyquist frequency and has an attenuation of 30 dB. Compute the frequency response. Plot its magnitude in both linear units and decibels. Highlight the passband.
sf1 = 0.1; pf1 = 0.35; pf2 = 0.8; sf2 = 0.9; pb = linspace(pf1,pf2,1e3)*pi; bp = designfilt('bandpassfir', ... 'StopbandAttenuation1',40, 'StopbandFrequency1',sf1,... 'PassbandFrequency1',pf1,'PassbandRipple',3,'PassbandFrequency2',pf2, ... 'StopbandFrequency2',sf2,'StopbandAttenuation2',30); [h,w] = freqz(bp,1024); hpb = freqz(bp,pb); subplot(2,1,1) plot(w/pi,abs(h),pb/pi,abs(hpb),'.-') axis([0 1 -1 2]) legend('Response','Passband','Location','South') ylabel('Magnitude') subplot(2,1,2) plot(w/pi,db(h),pb/pi,db(hpb),'.-') axis([0 1 -60 10]) xlabel('Normalized Frequency (\times\pi rad/sample)') ylabel('Magnitude (dB)')
Magnitude Response of a Highpass Filter
Design a 3rd-order highpass Butterworth filter having a normalized 3-dB frequency of rad/sample. Compute its frequency response. Express the magnitude response in decibels and plot it.
[b,a] = butter(3,0.5,'high'); [h,w] = freqz(b,a); dB = mag2db(abs(h)); plot(w/pi,dB) xlabel('\omega / \pi') ylabel('Magnitude (dB)') ylim([-82 5])
Repeat the computation using
freqs evaluates frequency
response for an analog filter defined by two input coefficient vectors,
a. Its operation is similar to that
freqz; you can specify a number of frequency
points to use, supply a vector of arbitrary frequency points, and
plot the magnitude and phase response of the filter. This example
shows how to compute and display analog frequency responses.
Comparison of Analog IIR Lowpass Filters
Design a 5th-order analog Butterworth lowpass filter with a cutoff frequency of 2 GHz. Multiply by to convert the frequency to radians per second. Compute the frequency response of the filter at 4096 points.
n = 5; fc = 2e9; [zb,pb,kb] = butter(n,2*pi*fc,"s"); [bb,ab] = zp2tf(zb,pb,kb); [hb,wb] = freqs(bb,ab,4096);
Design a 5th-order Chebyshev Type I filter with the same edge frequency and 3 dB of passband ripple. Compute its frequency response.
[z1,p1,k1] = cheby1(n,3,2*pi*fc,"s"); [b1,a1] = zp2tf(z1,p1,k1); [h1,w1] = freqs(b1,a1,4096);
Design a 5th-order Chebyshev Type II filter with the same edge frequency and 30 dB of stopband attenuation. Compute its frequency response.
[z2,p2,k2] = cheby2(n,30,2*pi*fc,"s"); [b2,a2] = zp2tf(z2,p2,k2); [h2,w2] = freqs(b2,a2,4096);
Design a 5th-order elliptic filter with the same edge frequency, 3 dB of passband ripple, and 30 dB of stopband attenuation. Compute its frequency response.
[ze,pe,ke] = ellip(n,3,30,2*pi*fc,"s"); [be,ae] = zp2tf(ze,pe,ke); [he,we] = freqs(be,ae,4096);
Design a 5th-order Bessel filter with the same edge frequency. Compute its frequency response.
[zf,pf,kf] = besself(n,2*pi*fc); [bf,af] = zp2tf(zf,pf,kf); [hf,wf] = freqs(bf,af,4096);
Plot the attenuation in decibels. Express the frequency in gigahertz. Compare the filters.
plot([wb w1 w2 we wf]/(2e9*pi), ... mag2db(abs([hb h1 h2 he hf]))) axis([0 5 -45 5]) grid xlabel("Frequency (GHz)") ylabel("Attenuation (dB)") legend(["butter" "cheby1" "cheby2" "ellip" "besself"])
The Butterworth and Chebyshev Type II filters have flat passbands and wide transition bands. The Chebyshev Type I and elliptic filters roll off faster but have passband ripple. The frequency input to the Chebyshev Type II design function sets the beginning of the stopband rather than the end of the passband. The Bessel filter has approximately constant group delay along the passband.