American Journal of Applied Sciences

Configurable Multirate Filter Banks

Ali Al-Haj

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.788.797

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 7

Pages 788-797


Multimedia communications require efficient and real-time implementations of multirate digital signal processing systems. The backbone structures of multirate systems are digital multirate filter banks. Therefore, efficient multimedia communications rely, in the first place, on real-time implementations of multirate filter banks. In this paper, we describe a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) implementation of the analysis and synthesis filter banks which are the fundamental components of multirate systems. The implementation utilizes the parallel form of the distributed arithmetic technique which enables maximum exploitation of the parallelism inherent in the multirate filtering operation. Performance results demonstrate the effectiveness of the implementation and suggest that the FPGA platform is indeed attractive for implementing multirate filter banks.


© 2008 Ali Al-Haj. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.