The frequency spectrum of a time-domain signal is a representation of that signal in the frequency domain.

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Square signal: from a period histogram to a frequency analysis

I have a dataset of square waves (with periods slightly varying from the nominal one) and I read the times between edges with a PIC microcontroler, so I can obtain a histogram of periods. The data ...
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Find significant frequencies in a spectrum [closed]

Are there any proven methods to select the few really important frequencies in a spectrum, without losing too much? My goal is to reduce computation time, for some heavy algorithm. What I tried so far ...
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Applying a custom filter to FFT results?

I think I am missing something here and I do not quite understand why. Background: I am collecting quadrature signals from a software defined radio. There are two signals, the I, and the Q which is ...
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Removing periodic noise from image using Fourier transform

I'm trying to get rid of some periodic flicker noise through post-processing of the recorded images. The reason for these artifacts is that the electronic rolling shutter of the camera reads each line ...
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Formulas to plot Frequency Impulse Response Coefficients

I made this question newbie:Plotting FFT and Impulse Response Coefficients, using Java I have the IRC: Impulse Response Coefficients: $h(k), k = 0, 1,.., N-1$ Low Pass: ...
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Is a negative Es/No for an SCPC RF signal possible, and what would such a value signify?

I apologize if this isn't the correct Stack on which to ask this question, but it seemed like the best fit. I've tried to Google an answer, but I haven't been able to find anything that applies ...
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How to plot the amplitude spectrum of the Ricker wavelet in MATLAB?

I have the following MATLAB code and I would like to plot the Ricker wavelet both in time domain and frequency domain. I would like some help because I am getting amplitude greater than one for the ...
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Using only positive frequencies in fourier domain, How will it affect the ifft?

I am going to do some kind of transformation and transform a data to another domain, and again back to the first domain. For this, I take a fourier transform of the data and separate the positive part ...
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How to transform one graph to a spectrum?

Recently, I studied a paper called "What Does Your Chair Know About Your Stress Level? It can be download at the link below. ...
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How to measure spectrum envelope in matlab

I would like to measure the energy change of the spectrum envelope of a wav file like 20hz - 40 hz and plot a graph like this in matlab: Sorry I have no knowledge about signal and would like someone ...
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What does it mean compute spectra of Center of Press?

Recently, I studied a paper called "What Does Your Chair Know About Your Stress Level? It can be download at the link below. ...
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Normalization purpose in signal processing

What is the purpose of normalizing the signal? If we have two signals on hand, how is it used when comparing these two signals?
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For a standard second order transfer function, what is the equivalent time domain significance of $\zeta>0.707$?

In frequency domain $\zeta>0.707$ implies no resonant peak in frequency response. But I am unable to correlate what is the exact time domain effect of this? If $\zeta=0.707$ acts like an ...
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fundamental question regarding bandwidth

What I've learnt so far is that, if we change a time-domain signal into frequency domain, its bandwidth shows the range of frequency of radio waves that required to generate such signal. However, for ...
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What is the distance metric in dynamic time warping?

I am reading the lecture slides from this site http://luthuli.cs.uiuc.edu/~daf/courses/CS-498-DAF-P/Lecture%2018%20-%20Time%20series,%20DTW.pdf In slide 24, the lecture suggest using metric of the ...
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Confusion in the spectrum of FSK modulated signal by using matlab fskmod module

I want to do a comparison of power spectral density of BFSK, 4FSK and 8FSK by using matlab baseband module "fskmod".Following is ...
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How to, efficiently, identify telephone number from the key pressed data audio file?

A very common homework question. You are given an audio file(.wav) which has the recording of the keys pressed during a telephone call. You have to identify the telephone number from this audio file ...
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Detect Frequency of Incoming Audio on Raspberry Pi

I've been lurking around these forums for a while and they've been a great help to me in the past. However, I've been researching this problem for the past 2 days or so and can't seem to find a ...
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Downsampling fft results to a graphics display

I'm new to dsp. I've got a complex signal that was sampled at 192kHz then an fft of 16384 bins created. This now needs to be plotted on a graph for a real time spectrum display. The problem is if ...
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Help on implementing an IIR filter

I am new to signal processing and and having difficulty understanding how to implement an IIR filter. The reference is athttp://www.dxatlas.com/rocky/Advanced.asp in the Band scope section. It ...
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Suppose we have the following data. How can we calculate the channel capacity and R?

A channel has a bandwith of 5MHz. If signal strength to spectral noise density S/N0 is 107 Hz, calculate the channel capacity C and R. The problem is that I can use Shannon-Hartley theorem because ...
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Is there any tool to anlyze audio specturm of a song and give the average visually ?

I have a lot of songs I made over the 20 years and was thinking it would be interesting to see how the overall EQ changed on the various songs I made. Any tool out there to help me with something ...
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why upsampling contracts the spectrum?

I'm trying to understand why Matlab function upsample causes contraction in the spectrum, like the following figure shows. Also showed in mathwork online document. enter link description here ...
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Detecting a frequency swept sinusoid and its parameters?

Given a (FFT-sized) frame of data, and detection of a spectral component statistically above the noise floor in the FFT of this window, what characteristics or signal analysis could be used to ...
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FFT on Hamming Window Function [duplicate]

I want to apply Hamming window function the Audio sample then find out its fft.. ...
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Developing a classifier for a periodic music

I am trying to develop a classifier for Indian Taals, for which I would be focusing only on the Tabla. Now once a extract a period of the Tala(a repetitive pattern), I want to develop some feature ...
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Choosing the best measure for machine learning on a Spectrogram

I am working on an application to classify Talas(a piece of music with onsets). For that, I have the spectrogram of a Tala, which I want to compare with the test Tala, or compare 2 Talas. For this I ...
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How to remove modulation frequency and its harmonics

I have amplitude modulated sound file signal and after demodulation using FFT I got fundamental frequency and its harmonics and of course noise. How to remove that fundamental modulation frequency ...
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Signal corrupted using peak (biquad) filter at low frequencies

I'm trying to process an audio stream through a series of peak filters at static frequencies that range from 0 to nyquist. If I start the range from anything below about 25Hz, the audio gets corrupted ...
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Spectral effects of multiplying a signal by itself?

This has to do with creating the synchronization circuit for MSK in a DSP as described in "Minimum Shift Keying" by Subbarayan Pasupathy published in IEEE Communications Magazine. At the beginning of ...
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Can all pass filers have a pole/zero at the origin of the root locus

I came across this root locus diagram in my DSP class. It has a pole at the origin, another pole within the unit circle and a zero just outside the unit circle. I understand that the poles and zeros ...
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Simplest approach to classify signal based on its 'smoothness'?

First of all, I have no experience with signal processing whatsoever and I may not even use proper terms so please bare with me. I am just humble software developer trying to find the simplest and the ...
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What is a translation property in DFT

Hi someone please explain me the translation property of DFT. I am not able to understand it neither from Gonzalez nor from internet. I have done extensive study on this but not able to get it. Really ...
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How to learn MUSIC algorithm?

I was actually preparing for my semester project and decided to take up Frequecncy estimation.I ll directly come to the point that I want to know how should I learn MUSIC algorithm. How do I start it? ...
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Spectral Content of two waveforms

I have found this interesting question here: Which of these two waveforms has a richer spectral content, and why? Intuitively speaking, I think that the first one is richer, but I cant really ...
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Python module request: Spectral density estimation for multivariate time series

I have worked with scipy.signal.welch and spectrum.pptm to calculate power spectral density with Welch and Multitaper methods. However as far as I can see these functions are meant for one dimensional ...
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fft magnitude scaling

I use the following code to calculate the fft of 1024 samples of a 200 Hz windowed sinusoid (code taken from aurio touch apple example app): ...
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Calculation of sampling rate and its effect on an Image?

I know that for a given signal, the sampling frequency $F_s$ must be twice or more than maximum frequency of the signal $F_m$. It is easy to understand the concept for a 1D signal. But I don't know ...
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Get Mirrored FFT Results in Real part

Ok, I'm new to the whole Dsp thing, so sorry if the question is a lame one I'm trying to extract frequencies from a signal provided by a radio Device (Win Radio G31DDC- IFstream). The radio provides ...
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Why is level of power spectrum dependent on FFT resolution?

I created a sinusoidal wave in some noise, and plotted the power spectrum of the signal using two periodogram estimates (welch procedure). One estimate is 'high resolution' - i.e. it uses a longer ...
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What filter should I pass to these signals to make them constant on every piece

I'm analysing the frequencies of something I'm recording (whistling), which is resulting like this (yes, it's super mario bros' beginning song: I'd like to filter it to make it remain like: in ...
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Why does a gold sequence have $2^m + 1$ symbols while a single m-sequence has only $2^m - 1$

As explained in here: Gold sequences help generate more sequences out of a pair of m-sequences giving now many more different sequences to have multiple users. Gold sequences are based on ...
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Comparing vibration frequencies

I have two iron pipes, one bent and cracked, and one whole. On one end Ive attached a vibration motor (200hz) and on the other end Ive attached a vibration sensor. I do a fft and then get out the ...
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FFT analysis of binned data of different length

I am conducting experiments to collect wind speed data from wind anemometers placed on a moving platform. Closely, there is a fixed wind mast holding a wind vane. Prior to analysing the wind data from ...
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Determine spectrum amplitudes for half-wave rectified sine

I am trying to learn how to solve a bunch of digital signal problems and I have trouble understanding the solutions provided by this book I'm using. Basically, this problem asks me to determine ...
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Why are window functions used when calculating spectral estimates, really?

Having just read the rather long article on Wikipedia about window functions, I still do not see the mathematical point in using window functions when calculating spectral estimates (using e.g. ...
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Signal Plus Weakly Stationary Noise

I was reading the book "Spectral Analysis of Time Series" By Herman Koopmans. On Page 55, he explains that a specific type of non-stationary signal which is the result of adding weakly stationary ...
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Do Spread Spectrum technologies combat time-selective fading of a channel?

The Spread Spectrum technologies such as DSSS and FHSS are successful against frequency-selective fading because the original signal is spread to a larger bandwidth and different frequencies are used ...
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Measuring spectral tilt

I have quite a few noisy signals and I want to calculate their spectral tilt over time, preferably using a method from literature. So far, I can only come up with the slope of the line between the F0 ...
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What Information does the phase of a cross power spectra give me?

I obtain the cross power spectra by the following steps: compute the FFT of signal A and B Multiply A with the conjugate of B store it in C (cross power spectra) Now looking at the Phase of this ...