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This paper provides several tricks to reduce the complexity and enhance the usefulness of cascaded integrator-comb (CIC) filters. The first trick shows a way to reduce the number of adders and delay elements in a multi-stage CIC interpolation filter. The result is a multiplierless scheme that performs high-order linear interpolation using CIC filters. The second trick shows a way to eliminate the integrators from CIC decimation filters. The benefit is the elimination of unpleasant data word growth problems.