When considering under-sampling and its potential effects on bandwidths and spectrum, an associated question naturally occurs: 'What are the expected effects to amplitude response or sensitivity that would arise from undersampling'?
Thanks for your comments. The column should have had the headline, "Undersampling Shifts Bandwidths," but it got posted before I suggested that change.
Op-amp filters and digital filters would make for interesting columns. I have a couple of columns about sensors but can tackle filters after that. Thanks for the good suggestion. In the meantime keep in mind the digital filters also represent sampling devices, which adds another "wrinkle" to the sample-rate selection. More later.
Thanks for the link to your Filter Wizard articles. These webpage is awesome! This webpage will serve as a great resource for the Design News community, my ITT Tech Electronics Technology students, and myself as well.
Hi mrdon - if you're interested in comparing the performance of digital and analog filters, my Filter Wizard articles on that topic might be of interest. You can access them all at http://www.electronics-eetimes.com/en/News/filter-wizard.html#. Undersampling is, by definition, a sampled domain activity. But mixing, in other words multiplication by a carrier waveform, has very similar behaviour in the continuous time world. moving signals around between different frequency bands is essentially what a radio does. best / Kendall
Hi naperlou, Thanks for the comment and your vote on the op-amp. I'm somewhat gravitating towards the op-amp as well. I agree, Jon should do a column on the performance of op-amps(Active Filters) versus digital filtering techniques via DSP ICs and microcontrollers as well as the signal management benefits of each as it relates to Controls theory and analysis.
mrdon, I vote for the op-amp based filter. I looked it up after reading your comment. An op-amp was the first IC I played with when I was young (about 12 years old).
Jon, perhaps you could address that in your next column. It would be interesting to compare some of the operational parameters and performance of the two. Filtering is an important concern in many types of applications.
Hi Jon, Nice article as usual. The question I have relates to the best prototyping method to see the signal behavior in Undersampling Changes related to bandwiidth. Although digital filters seems to be the choice technique in doing controls analysis for Mechatronics of this subject matter, is it possible to obtain good analysis results using op-amp based Active Filters?
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is