Linear or polyphase FIR interpolation
The dsp.Interpolator
System
object™ interpolates values between real-valued input samples using linear or polyphase
FIR interpolation. Specify which values to interpolate by providing a vector of interpolation
points. An interpolation point of 1 refers to the first sample in the input. To interpolate
the value halfway between the second and third sample in the input, specify an interpolation
point of 2.5. Interpolation points that are not within the valid range are replaced with the
closest value in the valid range.
To interpolate a real-valued input signal:
Create the dsp.Interpolator
object and set its properties.
Call the object with arguments, as if it were a function.
To learn more about how System objects work, see What Are System Objects? (MATLAB).
interp = dsp.Interpolator
interp = dsp.Interpolator(Name,Value)
creates an
interpolation System
object, interp
= dsp.Interpolatorinterp
, to interpolate values between real-valued
input samples using linear interpolation.
creates
an interpolation System object, interp
= dsp.Interpolator(Name,Value
)interp
, with each specified property
set to the specified value. Enclose each property name in single quotes.
Unless otherwise indicated, properties are nontunable, which means you cannot change their
values after calling the object. Objects lock when you call them, and the
release
function unlocks them.
If a property is tunable, you can change its value at any time.
For more information on changing property values, see System Design in MATLAB Using System Objects (MATLAB).
InterpolationPointsSource
— Source of interpolation points'Property'
(default) | 'Input port'
Method to specify the interpolation points, specified as one of the following:
'Property'
— Specify the interpolation points through the
InterpolationPoints property.
'Input port'
— Pass the interpolation points as an input to
the System
object algorithm.
InterpolationPoints
— Interpolation points[1.1;4.8;2.67;1.6;3.2]
(default) | vector | matrix | N-D arrayInterpolation points, specified as a vector, matrix, or an N-D
array. The valid range of the values in the interpolation vector is from 1 to the number
of samples in each channel of the input. If you specify interpolation points outside the
valid range, the object clips the point to the nearest point in the
valid range. For example, if the input is [2;3.1;-2.1]
, the valid
range of interpolation points is from 1
to 3
. If
you specify a [-1;1.5;2;2.5;3;3.5]
vector of interpolation points,
the interpolator object clips -1
to 1
and
3.5
to 3
. This clipping results in the
interpolation points [1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3]
.
For details on the dimension of the interpolation points array and how that influences the dimension of the output, see the tables in the ipts input of the System object.
Tunable: Yes
This property applies only when you set the InterpolationPointsSource property to
'Property'
.
Method
— Interpolation method'Linear'
(default) | 'FIR'
Interpolation method, specified as one of the following:
'Linear'
–– The object interpolates data values by
assuming that the data varies linearly between samples taken at adjacent sample
times.
'FIR'
–– The object uses polyphase interpolation to
replace filtering (convolution) at the upsampled rate with a series of
convolutions at the lower rate. If the input has insufficient low-rate samples to
perform FIR interpolation, the interpolator object performs linear interpolation.
For more details, see the FilterHalfLength property.
FilterHalfLength
— Half-length of interpolation filter3
(default) | integer scalar greater than 0For a filter half-length of P, the polyphase FIR subfilters have length 2P. FIR interpolation always requires 2P low-rate samples for every interpolation point.
If the interpolation point does not correspond to a low-rate sample, FIR interpolation requires P low-rate samples below and P low-rate samples above the interpolation point.
If the interpolation point corresponds to a low-rate sample, the 2P-sample requirement includes the low-rate sample.
If the input has less than 2P neighboring low-rate samples, the interpolator object uses linear interpolation.
For example, for an input [1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4]
, upsampling by a
factor of 4 results in equally spaced interpolation points, InterP =
[1:0.25:8]
. The points InterP(9:12)
are [3.0
3.25 3.5 3.75]
. If you set FilterHalfLength
to 2,
interpolating at these points uses the 4 low-rate samples from the input with indices
(2,3,4,5)
. If you set FilterHalfLength
to 4,
the interpolator object uses linear interpolation, because the input does not have
enough low-rate samples to perform FIR interpolation.
The longer the FilterHalfLength
property, the better the
quality of the interpolation. However, increasing the filter half-length increases
computation time and requires more low-rate samples below and above the interpolation
point. In general, setting the FilterHalfLength
property between 4
and 6 provides a reasonably accurate interpolation.
This property applies only when you set the Method property to 'FIR'
.
InterpolationPointsPerSample
— Upsampling factor3
(default) | integer scalar greater than 0Upsampling factor, specified as an integer scalar greater than 0. An upsampling
factor of L inserts L – 1 zeros between low-rate
samples. Interpolation results from filtering the upsampled sequence with a lowpass
anti-imaging filter. The interpolator object uses a polyphase FIR implementation with
InterpolationPointsPerSample
subfilters of length
2P, where P is the value you specify in the
FilterHalfLength property. For nL
low-rate samples in the upsampled input, where n=1,2,..., the
interpolator object uses exactly one of the
InterpolationPointsPerSample
subfilters to interpolate at the
points nL+i/L, where i = 0, 1, 2, …,
L – 1.
If you specify interpolation points that do not correspond to a polyphase
subfilter, the object rounds the point down to the nearest interpolation point
associated with a polyphase subfilter. Suppose you set the
InterpolationPointsPerSample
property to 4 and interpolate at the
points [3 3.2 3.4 3.6 3.8]
. The interpolator object uses the first
polyphase subfilter for the points [3.0 3.2]
, the second subfilter
for the point 3.4
, the third subfilter for the point
3.6
, and the fourth subfilter for the point
3.8
.
This property applies only when you set the Method property to 'FIR'
.
Bandwidth
— Normalized input bandwidth0.5
(default) | real scalar greater than 0 and less than or equal to 1Bandwidth to which the interpolated output samples must be constrained, specified as
a real scalar greater than 0 and less than or equal to 1. A value of 1 equals the
Nyquist frequency, or half the sampling frequency, Fs. Use this
property to take advantage of the bandlimited frequency content of the input. For
example, if the input signal does not have frequency content above
Fs/4, you can specify a value of 0.5 for the
Bandwidth
property.
This property applies only when you set the Method property to 'FIR'
.
For versions earlier than R2016b, use the step
function to run the System object algorithm. The arguments to
step
are the object you created, followed by
the arguments shown in this section.
For example, y = step(obj,x)
and y = obj(x)
perform equivalent operations.
interpOut = interp(input)
interpOut = interp(input,ipts)
outputs the interpolated sequence, interpOut
= interp(input
)interpOut
, of the input vector or
matrix input, as specified in the InterpolationPoints property. Each column of
input
is treated as an independent channel of the input.
outputs the interpolated sequence as specified by interpOut
= interp(input
,ipts
)ipts
.
To specify the interpolation points, set the InterpolationPointsSource property to 'Input
port'
.
t = 0:.0001:.0511; x = sin(2*pi*20*t); x1 = x(1:50:end); ipts = 1:0.1:length(x1); interp = dsp.Interpolator('InterpolationPointsSource','Input port'); interpOut = interp(x1',ipts');
input
— Data inputInput that is interpolated by the object, specified as a vector, matrix, or N-D array.
Example: t = 0:0.0001:0.0511; input = sin(2*pi*20*t);
Data Types: single
| double
ipts
— Interpolation pointsInterpolation array I_{Pts}, specified as a vector, matrix, or N-D array. The interpolation array represents the points in time at which to interpolate values of the input signal. An entry of 1 in I_{Pts} refers to the first sample of the input, an entry of 2.5 refers to the sample halfway between the second and third input sample, and so on. In most cases, when I_{Pts} is a vector, it can be of any length.
Valid values in the interpolation array
I_{Pts} range from 1 to the number of samples
in each channel of the input. For instance, given a length-5 input vector
D
, all entries of I_{Pts}
must range from 1 to 5. I_{Pts} cannot contain
entries such as 7 or –9, because D
does not have a seventh or ninth
entry.
The algorithm replaces any out-of-range values in I_{Pts} with the closest value in the valid range (from 1 to the number of input samples). Then it performs the interpolation using the clipped version of I_{Pts}.
Consider the following input data and interpolation points vector:
D = [11 22 33 44]'
I_{Pts} = [10 2.6 -3]'
Because D
has four samples, valid interpolation points range
from 1 to 4. The algorithm clips interpolation point 10 down to to 4 and the point –3
up to 1. The result is the clipped interpolation vector
I_{PtsClipped} = [4 2.6 1]'
.
Depending on the dimension of the input and the dimension of I_{Pts}, the algorithm applies I_{Pts} to the input in one of the following ways:
If I_{Pts} is an array, the object applies I_{Pts} across the first dimension of an N-D array, resulting in an N-D array output.
If I_{Pts} is a vector, the object applies I_{Pts} to each input vector (as if the input vector were a single channel), resulting in a vector output with the same orientation as the input (row or column).
The following tables summarize how the object applies the interpolation array I_{Pts} to all the possible types of inputs. The table also shows the resulting output dimensions.
This table describes the behavior when
InterpolationPointsSource
is set to
'Property'
.
Input Dimensions | Valid Dimensions of Interpolation Array I_{Pts} | How Object Applies I_{Pts} to Input | Output Dimensions |
---|---|---|---|
M-by-N-by-K matrix |
P-by-1 column |
Applies I_{Pts} to the first dimension of the input |
P-by-N-by-K array |
P-by-N-by-K matrix |
Applies each column element of I_{Pts} to the corresponding column of the input matrix |
P-by-N-by-K array | |
M-by-N matrix |
1-by-N row |
Applies each column element of I_{Pts} to the corresponding column of the input matrix |
1-by-N row |
P-by-1 column |
Applies I_{Pts} to each input column |
P-by-N matrix | |
P-by-N matrix |
Applies the columns of I_{Pts} to the corresponding columns of the input matrix | ||
M-by-1 column |
1-by-P row (the algorithm treats I_{Pts} as a column) |
Applies I_{Pts} to the input column |
P-by-1 column |
P-by-1 column | |||
1-by-N row (not recommended) |
1-by-N row |
Not applicable. Object copies input vector. |
1-by-N row, a copy of the input vector |
P-by-1 column |
P-by-N matrix, where each row is a copy of the input vector | ||
P-by-N matrix |
This table describes the behavior when
InterpolationPointsSource
is set to 'Input
port'
.
Input Dimensions | Valid Dimensions of Interpolation Array I_{Pts} | How Object Applies I_{Pts} to Input | Output Dimensions |
---|---|---|---|
M-by-N-by-K matrix | Column vector of length P |
Applies I_{Pts} to the first dimension of the input |
P-by-N-by-K array |
P-by-N-by-K matrix |
Applies each column element of I_{Pts} to the corresponding column of the input matrix |
P-by-N-by-K array | |
M-by-N matrix |
1-by-N row |
Applies each column element of I_{Pts} to the corresponding column of the input matrix |
1-by-N row |
P-by-1 column |
Applies I_{Pts} to each input column |
P-by-N matrix | |
P-by-N matrix |
Applies the columns of I_{Pts} to the corresponding columns of the input matrix | ||
M-by-1 column |
1-by-P row |
Applies I_{Pts} to the input column |
P-by-1 column |
P-by-1 column | |||
1-by-N row (not recommended) |
1-by-N row |
Not applicable. Object copies input vector. |
1-by-N row, a copy of the input vector |
P-by-1 column |
P-by-N matrix, where each row is a copy of the input vector | ||
P-by-N matrix |
Example: ipts = [1:10];
Data Types: single
| double
interpOut
— Interpolated sequenceInterpolated sequence, returned as a vector, matrix, or N-D array. The dimension of the output depends on the dimensions of the input and the interpolation points array. For more details on the dimensions, see the tables in ipts.
Data Types: single
| double
To use an object function, specify the
System
object as the first input argument. For
example, to release system resources of a System
object named obj
, use
this syntax:
release(obj)
Note: If you are using R2016a or earlier, replace each call to the object with the equivalent step syntax. For example, obj(x)
becomes step(obj,x)
.
x = [1 4]; x = repmat(x,1,4); x1 = 1:0.25:8; firInterp = dsp.Interpolator('Method','FIR','FilterHalfLength',2,... 'InterpolationPoints',x1','InterpolationPointsPerSample',4); linInterp = dsp.Interpolator('InterpolationPoints',x1'); OutFIR = firInterp(x'); OutLin = linInterp(x'); stem(OutFIR,'b-.','linewidth',2); hold on; stem(OutLin,'r','markerfacecolor',[1 0 0]); axis([0 30 0 5]); legend('FIR','Linear','Location','Northeast');
The interpolation points at indices 1 to 5 and 25 to 29 do not have enough low-rate samples surrounding them to use FIR interpolation with the specified filter length. Therefore, the interpolator object uses linear interpolation instead.
Note: If you are using R2016a or earlier, replace each call to the object with the equivalent step syntax. For example, obj(x)
becomes step(obj,x)
.
t = 0:.0001:.0511; x = sin(2*pi*20*t); x1 = x(1:50:end); I = 1:0.1:length(x1); interp = dsp.Interpolator('InterpolationPointsSource',... 'Input port'); y = interp(x1',I'); stem(I',y, 'r'); title('Original and Interpolated Signal'); hold on; stem(x1, 'Linewidth', 2); legend('Interpolated','Original');
Note: If you are using R2016a or earlier, replace each call to the object with the equivalent step syntax. For example, obj(x)
becomes step(obj,x)
.
Interpolate a sum of sinusoids with FIR interpolation, and with 'Input port' as the source of interpolation points.
Fs = 1000; t = 0:(1/Fs):0.1-(1/Fs); x = cos(2*pi*50*t)+0.5*sin(2*pi*100*t); x1 = x(1:4:end); I = 1:(1/4):length(x1); interp = dsp.Interpolator('Method','FIR',... 'FilterHalfLength',3,'InterpolationPointsSource','Input Port'); y = interp(x1',I'); stem(I,y,'r'); hold on; axis([0 25 -2 2]); stem(x1,'b','linewidth',2); legend('Interpolated Signal','Original',... 'Location','Northeast');
Note: If you are using R2016a or earlier, replace each call to the object with the equivalent step
syntax. For example, obj(x)
becomes step(obj,x)
.
The dsp.Interpolator
object with the Method
property set to 'FIR'
models a polyphase FIR Interpolator. The polyphase implementation splits the lowpass FIR filter impulse response into several subfilters. Each subfilter occupies a specific narrow frequency band. This example shows how to determine the polyphase subfilters.
The default upsampling factor and the default polyphase half-length is 3. Using these values, design the linear phase FIR filter by using the intfilt
function. The filter returned is of length 2 * P * L -1, where P is the upsampling factor and L is the filter half length.
interp = dsp.Interpolator('Method','FIR'); L = interp.InterpolationPointsPerSample; P = interp.FilterHalfLength; FiltCoeffs = intfilt(L,P,interp.Bandwidth); FiltLen=length(FiltCoeffs); FiltCols = ceil(FiltLen/2/L);
The filter needs 2*P*L coefficients. Prepending a zero does not affect the filter magnitude.
FiltCoeffs = [zeros(FiltCols*2*L-FiltLen,1); FiltCoeffs(:)];
Each column of PolyPhaseCoeffs
is a polyphase subfilter.
PolyPhaseCoeffs = reshape(FiltCoeffs,FiltCols,2*L)';
In the linear interpolation mode, the algorithm interpolates data values by assuming that the data varies linearly between samples taken at adjacent sample times.
Suppose the input signal is D = [1 2 1.5 3 0.25]'
. The left plot
shows the samples in D
and the right plot shows the linearly interpolated
values between the samples in D
.
When the interpolation points are out of range, the algorithm clips the invalid
interpolation points. Consider an input signal, D = [1 2 1.5 3 0.25]'
,
and an interpolation vector, I_{Pts} = [-4 2.7 4.3
10]'
. The interpolated output is given by [1 1.65 2.175
0.25]'
.
In the FIR interpolation mode, the algorithm interpolates data values using an FIR interpolation filter. The FIR filter is implemented using a polyphase structure. A polyphase implementation splits the lowpass FIR filter impulse response into a number of different subfilters.
Let L represent the number of interpolation points per sample, or the upsampling factor. Let P represent the half length of the polyphase subfilters. Indexing from zero, if h(n) is the impulse response of the FIR filter, the kth subfilter is:
$$\begin{array}{l}{h}_{k}(n)=h(k+nL)\text{\hspace{1em}}k=0,1,\dots ,L-1\text{\hspace{1em}}n=0,1,\dots ,2P-1\\ \\ \end{array}$$
The table describes the decomposition of an 18-coefficient FIR filter into 3 polyphase subfilters of length 6, the defaults for the FIR interpolator object.
Coefficients | Polyphase Subfilter |
---|---|
h(0),h(3),h(6), ..., h(15) | h_{0}(n) |
h(1),h(4),h(7), ..., h(16) | h_{1}(n) |
h(2),h(5),h(8), ..., h(17) | h_{2}(n) |
An upsampling factor of L inserts L – 1 zeros between low-rate samples. Interpolation results from filtering the upsampled sequence with a lowpass anti-imaging filter.
Usage notes and limitations:
See System Objects in MATLAB Code Generation (MATLAB Coder).
dsp.CICCompensationInterpolator
| dsp.CICInterpolator
| dsp.FIRHalfbandInterpolator
| dsp.FIRInterpolator
| dsp.IIRHalfbandInterpolator
| dsp.VariableFractionalDelay
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