New approach to the design of QMF banks

Min Chi Kao*, Sau-Gee Chen

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New L2 objective functions for the design of quadrature-mirror-filter (QMF) banks are proposed. They are based on the derivative information of the reconstruction error. Simple and explicit matrix-form expressions for the proposed objective functions are derived. An efficient design method is proposed by incorporating a separability technique into the derived optimality conditions on prototype filters. The proposed method only needs to solve linear equations iteratively without nonlinear optimization. Design examples demonstrate that good low-delay QMF banks and linear-phase QMF banks can be obtained after a few iterations. Compared to the conventional approach, the new approach leads to QMF banks with larger stopband attenuation and smaller reconstruction errors.

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