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using iFFT on a Continuous Time Transfer Function

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  • Subject: [mg48643] using iFFT on a Continuous Time Transfer Function
  • From: car_d_active_unit at (Vin)
  • Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 04:17:04 -0400 (EDT)
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I know what my signal looks like in the frequency domain, because I
have a analytic expression for that (i.e., a function of frequency). I
don't have a time domain counterpart though, but I expect it to be a
real valued pulse-like signal, lasting a few nanoseconds.

I am wondering, can I somehow apply the IFFT to this frequency domain
function to get a discrete time representation of the time domain

If so, any hints as to how to go about it?

I have already tried sampling my frequency domain function to produce
something like the output of a FFT, e.g., with the -ve frequency
function values being generated from the complex conjugate of the
positive frequency function values etc. However, when I apply the
IFFT, I get nothing like what I expect.

thanks for any help


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