On the design of an energy efficient digital IIR A-weighting filter using approximate multiplication
ID Pilipović, Ratko (Author), ID Risojević, Vladimir (Author), ID Bulić, Patricio (Author)

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This paper presents a new A-weighting filter’s design and explores the potential of using approximate multiplication for low-power digital A-weighting filter implementation. It presents a thorough analysis of the effects of approximate multiplication, coefficient quantization, the order of first-order sections in the filter’s cascade, and zero-pole pairings on the frequency response of the digital A-weighting filter. The proposed A-weighting filter was implemented as a sixth-order IIR filter using approximate odd radix-4 multipliers. The proposed filter was synthesized (Verilog to GDS) using the Nangate45 cell library, and MATLAB simulations were performed to verify the designed filter’s magnitude response and performance. Synthesis results indicate that the proposed design achieves nearly 70% reduction in energy (power-delay product) with a negligible deviation of the frequency response from the floating-point implementation. Experiments on acoustic noise suggest that the proposed digital A-weighting filter can be deployed in environmental noise measurement applications without any notable performance degradation.

Keywords:band-pass digital filters, A-weighting filter, approximate computing, approximate filter, noise sensing
Work type:Article
Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FRI - Faculty of Computer and Information Science
Publication status:Published
Publication version:Version of Record
Number of pages:22 str.
Numbering:Vol. 21, iss. 3, art. 732
PID:20.500.12556/RUL-134881 This link opens in a new window
ISSN on article:1424-8220
DOI:10.3390/s21030732 This link opens in a new window
COBISS.SI-ID:48247043 This link opens in a new window
Publication date in RUL:10.02.2022
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Shortened title:Sensors
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Licensing start date:01.02.2021

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Keywords:pasovno prepustni digitalni filtri, A-utežnostni filter, aproksimativno računanje, aproksimativni filter


Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:P2-0359
Name:Vseprisotno računalništvo

Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:P2-0257
Name:Sistemi na čipu z integriranimi mikromehanskimi, s THz, z magnetnimi in z elektrokemijskimi senzorji

Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:BI-BA/19-20-047

Funder:Other - Other funder or multiple funders
Funding programme:Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry of Civil Affairs

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