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IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing
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Transform-Domain Digital Filtering with Number Theoretic Transforms and Limited Word Lengths

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While the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) is defined in the field of complex numbers, number theoretic transforms (NTT’s) operate in finite rings and fields. Some of these NIT's have a fast-transform structure similar to that of the fast Fourier transform (FFT) and can be used for fast digital signal processing. Both the computational effort and the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) performance of transform-domain signal processing with NTT's are investigated in this paper. In particular, the effect of limited word lengths, i.e., b ≤ 16, and long transform lengths on the SNR of NIT filtering is analyzed. For small word lengths and/or moderate to large transform lengths, NTT filtering is shown to achieve a better SNR than FFT filtering with fixed-point arithmetic. Finally, new NTT's with a single- or mixed-radix fast-transform structure are presented. While these NTT's require efficient implementations of modulo arithmetic operations, their transform length is optimum for any given work length b in the range 8 ≤ b ≤16. © 1978 IEEE

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01 Jan 1978

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IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing

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