On The Eigenfilter Design Method and Its Applications: A Tutorial


The eigenfilter method for digital filter design involves the computation of filter coefficients as the eigenvector of an appropriate Hermitian matrix. Because of its low complexity as compared to other methods as well as its ability to incorporate various time and frequency-domain constraints easily, the eigenfilter method has been found to be very useful. In this paper, we present a review of the eigenfilter design method for a wide variety of filters, including linear-phase finite impulse response (FIR) filters, nonlinear-phase FIR filters, all-pass infinite impulse response (IIR) filters, arbitrary response IIR filters, and multidimensional filters. Also, we focus on applications of the eigenfilter method in multistage filter design, spectral/spacial beamforming, and in the design of channel-shortening equalizers for communications applications.

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@inproceedings{Tkacenko2001OnTE, title={On The Eigenfilter Design Method and Its Applications: A Tutorial}, author={Andre Tkacenko and P. P. Vaidyanathan and Truong Q. Nguyen}, year={2001} }