Transients in reconfigurable signal processing channels

Tamás Kovácsházy, Gábor Péceli, Gyula Simon

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System reconfiguration at run time may cause unacceptable transients. In this paper, a new design methodology is proposed for reducing transients due to reconfiguration in recursive digital signal processing (DSP) systems. The technique utilizes the fact that, 1) transfer functions can be realized by different processing structures, and 2) these alternative realizations show different transient properties when reconfigured in one step. By selecting processing structures that are less prone to reconfiguration transients, i.e., generate smaller transients due to the abrupt change of coefficients, transients can be reduced for a wide-range of input-output mappings. Selection of the preferable structures is based on the evaluation and control of the dynamic range of the internal variables.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)936-940
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2001



  • Infinite impulse response filters
  • Reconfigurable system
  • Reconfiguration
  • Reconfiguration method
  • Reconfiguration transient
  • Signal processing
  • State variables
  • Structure dependence
  • Transient reduction
  • Transients

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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