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Finite Impulse Response filters are those filters present a non-zero finite length response when excited with a very brief (ideally an infinite peak) input signal. A linear causal FIR filter can be described by the following difference equation

This operation describe a nonrecursive system, i.e. a system that only depends on current
and past samples of the input data stream `x[n]`

The LTPDA Toolbox allows the implementation of FIR filters by means of the mfir class.

The following example creates an order 64 highpass filter with high frequency gain 2. The filter is designed for 1 Hz sampled data and has a cut-off frequency of 0.2 Hz.

pl = plist('type', 'highpass', ... 'order', 64, ... 'gain', 2.0, ... 'fs', 1, ... 'fc', 0.2); f = mfir(pl)

The filter can be defined in terms of two vectors specifying the coefficients of the filter and the sampling frequency. The following example creates a FIR filter with sampling frequency 1 Hz and the following recursive equation:

b = [-0.8 10]; fs = 1; f = mfir(b,fs)

A FIR filter can be generated based on the magnitude of the input Analysis Object or fsdata object. In the following example a fsdata object is first generated and then passed to the mfir constructor to obtain the equivalent FIR filter.

fs = 10; % sampling frequency f = linspace(0, fs/2, 1000); y = 1./(1+(0.1*2*pi*f).^2); % an arbitrary function fsd = fsdata(f,y,fs); % build the fsdata object f = mfir(ao(fsd));

Available methods for this option are: 'frequency-sampling' (uses fir2), 'least-squares' (uses firls) and 'Parks-McClellan' (uses firpm)

The mfir constructor also accepts as an input existing models in different formats:

LISO files:

```
f = mfir('foo_fir.fil')
```

XML files:

```
f = mfir('foo_fir.xml')
```

MAT files:

```
f = mfir('foo_fir.mat')
```

From repository:

f = mfir(plist('hostname', 'localhost', 'database', 'ltpda', 'ID', []))

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