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

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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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Segment audio signals + calculate the variances

I don't know any thing about Matlab, but I need to use it to analyze data as a part of my current project. So, could you please help me to figure how to do the following ? First, I need to segment ...
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Time frequency analysis in wavelet transform

The obvious reason we need wavelet transform is we can not analyse the time and frequency components of non-stationary signal using FT. But because of uncertainty principle,the frequency and time ...
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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 ...
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Demodulation with matlab

I am trying to listen VLF radio signals. I have a recorded wave file (download) and here is the frequency spectrum: I have produced this spectrum using this matlab code: ...
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Power Spectrum: Defnition

I am new to the study of time series. Recently I have asked a question about the covariance of real and imaginary part of a real(in time domain) stochastic time series and I have received an answer ...
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Determine frequency content of variable rate signal

What is the proper way to calculate the frequency content or spectrum of a signal with a variable (but measured) sample rate? I.e. get similar results as you would from an FFT, but for data not ...
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UWB radar to find heartbeat

I have a UWB radar that Im playing with. The problem is that my algorithms at the moment can clearly, reliably and validly pick up 1-2mm movements of a pendulum i've set up. However, when I use it on ...
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Frequency spectrum analysis

How do you find the phase and inverse Fourier transform of this frequency spectrum?
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Frequency spectrum of a sinc function

I am doing one example from my book as a preparation for exam. The assignment is: It is given that: $$\mathbb{rect}(t)=pf(t) \leftrightarrow PF(f)=2AT_0 \cdot \mathbb{sinc}(2\pi fT_0)$$ you ...
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Uncertainty, time-bandwidth product, harmonics

For a signal that is not corrupted with noise, how is the time-bandwidth product affecting the uncertainty or error introduced when extracting the fundamental frequency ? I mean, instead of choosing ...
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How are phase values able to capture motion from video?

I know that the phase spectrum contains most of the structural information about the image importance of phase. But I want to know more about importance of phase spectrum related to video signals. I ...
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Is it possible to decompose an image into basis images using MATLAB?

I have read that: Using Fourier decomposition any arbitrary image can be represented as summation of orthogonal basis images. I want to see the basis images for any image say Lena or ...
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Inverse DTFT of $e^{-j\omega}$

I've been trying to solve the following problem, but I noticed that I get two different answers by means of two different techniques: Find the impulse response, $h(n)$, of the following system, ...
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frequency response of a signal in which two signal added in

Here goes the problem I faced: Sig1= A*sin(w*n) Sig2= B*sin(w*n+phi) Length of both signal is L. Then, I put them in ...
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Under what condition is the available bandwidth $f_s$ instead of $\frac{f_s}{2}$?

Can someone help me with this interview question? It is about the sampling frequency rate. Under what condition the available bandwidth is $f_s$ instead of $\frac{f_s}{2}$?
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Dimensions of a spectral representation [closed]

I'm currently trying to perform analysis of a spectrogram, with the use of PCA. I'm confused about what the dimensions of the result should therefore be. Currently, the dimensions are: ...
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Interpreting Cepstrum of plucked string

in my attempts to synthesize a plucked electric guitar string (using supercollider's digital waveguide, which is based on the Karplus-Strong algorithm) I came to a dead end and decided to look that ...
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Deep zeros in the spectrum of the input data?

I wanted to know the meaning of "deep zeros" in the spectrum of the input data. I came across this terminology while going through the introduction of chapter 2 (Bussgang techniques for blind ...
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Spectral estimation from noisy time-series data

This is the first time I'm posting a question on here so I hope I'm doing it right. I've tried searching on here for an answer but haven't found anything particularly relevant. I have some data ...