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Re: What is the difference equation of a Butterworth filter?


In article <972ge7$4kr at smc.vnet.net>, "Elias Kyriakides"
<elias_kyriakides at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Can anybody provide me with the difference equation of a Butterworth
> filter? e.g. something like y[n] = a1x[n] +a2x[n-1] etc
> 
> Thanks, Elias
> 
> 

No. The Butterworth filter has a frequency response that is a rational
function of finite order. Such a response can be realized by differential
equations, but not by difference equations.

The Buttterworth filter is a classic utilizing the capabilities of analog
electronic components. Attempting to approximate it digitally probably
isn't a particularly useful exercise: digital filters have different
capabilities and limitations.

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