In signal processing and related disciplines, aliasing refers to an effect that causes different signals to become indistinguishable (or aliases of one another) when sampled.

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100 kHz sinewave contaminating a signal sampled at 48 kHz

If sampling at a rate of 48 kHz, with no anti-aliasing filter on the input, and the input signal is contaminated by a 100 kHz sine, at what frequency would the sinewave signal appear in the output ...
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Does MSAA make sense in audio / 1d data streams?

In graphics, MSAA is a technique where you take multiple samples of something per pixel and then average the values to get the final pixel value. The image quality improves as a result, and its ...
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Exact formula for alias of Discrete Fourier transform for periodic sigals

Suppose that $f(t): \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{C}$ is a $T$-periodic signal, with highest frequency $f_h$. Now suppose that our sampling rate frequency is lower than $f_h$, and is not any multiples of ...
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aliasing to a 50 Hz sine wave sampled at 5000 Hz sampling rate?

I sampled a 50Hz sine wave (its not perfectly a sine wave, it's a data coming from current sensor using Arduino). Using real time graphing technique by sending the data from Arduino to the PC I ...
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Can sample aliasing of strictly white noise lead to random walk (drift) in the sampled signal?

Aliasing of tones higher than the Nyquist frequency, and where the tone may have some degree of nonlinear distortion can appear as low frequency 'drift' or even near static bias in the sampled signal. ...
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How does sampling and subsequent resampling affect aliased harmonics?

If I sample a signal with a harmonic higher than half my sample frequency I can predict the aliased frequency easily as $$|F_h-kF_s|$$ But what if after sampling the signal, I re-sample at a lower ...
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What is the proof of the equation for the aliased frequency fa = |R*n - fs|?

R (sampling rate) fs (signal being sampled fN (the Nyquist frequency) fa (aliased frequency) I was hoping someone could explain to me why this is true with a more mathematical proof. it seems ...
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Soft question: Why do we need to reconstruct a signal?

I am currently reviewing the Nyquist criterion which says I need to sample the signal at 2 times the maximum frequency in order to avoid aliasing in the reconstructed signal. My question is that in ...
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Illustration of timed domain aliasing cancellation (TDAC, MDCT, lapped transform)

Can someone find or make a visual illustration of how time domain aliasing cancellation works in lapped transforms such as the MDCT? I think a graphic would make it a lot easier to understand, and I ...
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How can I enforce aliasing with Audacity?

I would like to hear how aliasing sounds like. How can I get this with Audacity? (I was told that I should adjust the Fourier coefficients in Audacity. I have no idea where I can do so / how I should ...
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why Sampling with higher than nyquist frequency is causing aliasing?

fm=20000 and I am sampling following signal at 65000 Hz: ...
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How does the number of frequency-domain sampling points influence the outcome of an inverse FFT?

Given some frequency-domain representation of an impulse response. How does the number of frequency-domain sampling points influence the outcome of an inverse FFT, if I keep the sampling frequency ...
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Designing the filtering for a time domain data acquisition application

I want to filter sensor signals for a data acquisition application on an ATmega microcontroller. The interesting parts of the signal are in the range 0-5Hz, and I'd like to leave these mostly ...
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Strange interaction between aliasing and filtering: does it have a name?

Reversing the multiplication (or division) of two signals and the filtering of these signals seems to me to be a not too uncommon mistake. For any reasonable linear and time-invariant lowpass filter ...
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Visualizing aliasing in Matlab

I am trying to verify for myself that aliasing actually makes it impossible to distinguish the "real" and the aliased frequency. What I have done it set the sampling rate to 20 Hz and created two sine ...
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What does “two signals aliasing to each other” mean?

So I just read something that two signals are aliasing to each other. I know what a single signal is being aliased - that is when sampling rate is not higher than or equal to the Nyquist rate. But I ...
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Spectral images - How do they appear during ADC?

Why is it that spectral images appear? I know they appear for $F_s$, but why those replicas appear, I don't know. E.g., sampling $x(t) = sin(1000 * 2\pi t)$ with a sample frequency of 230 Hz. I know ...
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Generating a sound where end frequency is 1/2 of the start frequency

I am very very new to signals, and I am trying to generate sounds based on some parameters from a database. So, the database stores the following: startFrequency endFrequency startAmplitude ...
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Which antialiasing filter before equispaced sampling

I am using MIT-BIH arrhythmical database where I have a digital signal of 1200 Hz so 1200 samples per second. This means that analog filters have already applied to remove the frequencies over Nyquist ...
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Create an aliased image in FD

Is there an accurate way to create an aliased image from the Fourier transform of the original image? in other words, i have the Fourier coefficients of an image and i want to make down-sample in ...
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Simple analog anti aliasing filter good enough if signal frequency is far from sampling frequency ? What about equivalent time sampling?

I have one and only one frequency signal, a sine signal at f = 10 kHz that is sampled at Fs = 320 kHz. I have read about applying a simple analog anti aliasing (AAA) filter then oversample, do some ...
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Aliasing beating frequency

As I understand aliasing is because you sample a high frequency with a low sample rate, and the sample points don't have enough information about the high frequency component. Here is an example of ...
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FFT and aliasing

I have got a txt file which contains voltage and time data. When I did fourier transform using fft function in matlab I got complex numbers. I understand that the real part is the magnitude and the ...
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How to predict the spectrum of an aliased/folded signal without looking at the FFT?

This seems like a trivial concept but I just can't get the hold of it. I have a signal with two complex sinusoids having frequencies -25MHz and 17MHz. Currently it is being sampled at 64MHz so I get ...
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reduce harmonics produced by microcontroller

I'm generating an 18kHz sine signal using a dsPIC microcontroller at 44100kHz (I'm not sure I can call it sampling rate, maybe generation rate, although the concept is the same). The dsPIC's DAC then ...
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Increasing image resolution

I know of some oscilloscopes (DSA8300) that repeatedly sample at a few hundred kS/s to reconstruct a few GHz signal. I was wondering if this could be extended to 2D signals (photographs). Can I take a ...
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Using Spectrogram to check whether aliasing will occur

I was wondering if the spectrogram can be used as a MATLAB tool to check whether or not aliasing will occur when the signal is downsampled from let's say, 44.1kHz to 8kHz? And if yes, how do I go ...
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Is there such a thing as band-limited non-linear distortion?

So if you generate a square wave by just switching a signal between two values, at sample boundaries, it produces an infinite series of harmonics, which alias and produce tones below your fundamental, ...
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Alias frequency Formula

I'm taking a multimedia systems class in my MSc Computer Science, and I'm having some trouble understanding the formula for the alias frequency - this could stem from my misunderstanding of the alias ...
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Demonstrating the effect of aliasing

How does the signal look when we don't use the Nyquist rate to remove aliasing from a signal during sampling? Let's suppose the signal is sinusoidal, with a frequency of 500 Hz and an amplitude ...
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What is the antialiasing algorithm employed by video cards?

What is the algorithm employed by video cards when one talks about for example 8xAA? I thought the algorithm was about looking at neighboring pixels for correction. ...
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What is the effect of aliasing on the magnitude of the autocorrelation?

I've a question about the effect of aliasing on the magnitude of autocorrelations. From a simulation in MATLAB, I don't see any effect of aliasing or any need to anti-alias filter when I take the ...