In signal processing, sampling is the reduction of a continuous signal to a discrete signal.

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Basic sampling problem - could use some advice

I have a problem in my DSP class that I could use some advice with. An analog signal of length 2.5s is sampled with a Nyquist frequency and the sampled sequence has 5001 values. What is the highest ...
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Can uneven sampled points generate valid PSD and spectrogram?

My recording device samples signal at 100 Hz. At each sampling point, it generates 512 values (I assume due to non-ideal impulse in practice, so each impulse is actually a window with certain width ...
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Sampling distance

In paper: A. Vlad, A. Luca, and M. Frunzete, "Computational measurements of the transient time and of the sampling distance that enables statistical independence in the logistic map," in ...
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detecting frequency bursts in GSM using ALE, mystery peaks

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/icp.jsp?arnumber=1404796 I've implemented the algorithm in the mentioned paper. From the error function, I can clearly see the filter converging to the FCH (Frequency ...
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Sampling rate in Wifi 802.11 -> 20 MHz enough with a BW of 20 MHz?

In a Wifi 802.11n context, I'm looking to find the sampling rate to perform some processing on the signal and I've something I cannot understand : in the book Next Generation Wireless LAN's: 802.11n ...
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FFT of signals with different sampling frequency

I am trying to combine two sets of data together, each of them having different sampling rates. For example if I sampled a 100 Hz sin wave at 1KSPS, and another 150Hz sin wave at 1.5KSPS, would it be ...
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relationship between energy and sampling rate

Excuse my silly question, but i really want to know does changing the sampling rate affects the energy (bandwidth) of a signal? therefore improves cross correlation output?
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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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Gaussian kernel standard deviation and spacing

Suppose I know the normalized gaussian weights for a kernel of standard deviation 1.0 evaluated in the sample positions $O = \{-2, -1, 0, 1, 2\}$. Let's call these G. I know that the same values G ...
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Why do we choose 44.1 kHz as recording sampling rate

People's ear can hear sound whose frequencies range from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. Based on the Nyquist theorem, recording rate should be at least 40 kHz, is it the reason choosing 44.1 kHz?
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Anti-aliasing requirements for a Muxed Sigma-Delta Converter

It seems to be reasonably well accepted that Sigma-Delta ADCs have much looser requirements for the anti-aliasing filter due to both the noise shaping and high modulation frequency. However, it seems ...
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Decimate/downsample a signal from 1920.93Hz to 1920Hz. Possible? [duplicate]

I've just learned that the A/D converter I am using is not sampling at my desired sampling rate. I request 20 seconds of data at 1920Hz and I receive 38400 points of data that were actually sampled ...
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Using Goertzel Algorithm in under-sampling

I plan to calculate a signal's phase using Goertzel Algorithm. I have 2 signals coming to microcontroller's ADC. Need to measure the phase difference between them. Signals are 15MHz sinusoids. Sample ...
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Sample vs. sample values

Is there any difference between the terms sample and sample value in DSP? In statistics, those are very different concepts: a sample is a subset of a population: it is a set of random variables. A ...
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Recording square waves at sample frequency

For a project I am working on, I need to incorporate GPS data into an audio file. As things currently are, the easiest way for me is to record the audio in a multi-channel .wav file, and add the GPS ...
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How may samples per symbol in ieee 802.11 g

I am doing a baseband simulation for IEEE 802.11 g. The standard uses 64 IFFT length ($3.2 \mu s$) and 20 Msamples per second. This result in one sample per symbol. I am wondering what the structure ...
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Vector of random numbers with fixed sampling rate

How to create a vector of random numbers(in Matlab), when each value is [0,1] . And the sampling rate should be fixed ? thanks
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Identification of sampling frequency

I have the following vector: %create vector of sampling t=0:pi/100:2*pi; x=sin(t); What is the sampling frequency (of this vector) ? Thanks
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Is there a way to break an analog sound signal up and send it through two radio chips at double the data rate of one?

Here is a radio chip for audio that sends at a CD-level data rate. Could you sample an analog signal (for instance from a guitar pick-up or microphone) in such a way that you could transmit using two ...
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Sampling fast sinusoidal signal with low sampling rate

I have sampling problem that I am trying to solve analytically I have sampling frequency, let say 1kHz. I have number of target frequencies, let say 10kHz,100kHz,1MHz For each target frequency I ...
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What does it mean for audio to be 'sped up'? How can I undo it?

I very simply have a .wav audio file, but there is a note with it that says "This audio has been sped up by 10x". I am wondering, what does it mean exactly from a signal processing perspective for an ...
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Implementations of Low-Pass Filter

I should say which of the filters from the following image implements an ideal low-pass filter with cutoff frequency $\frac{\pi}{4}$. In the picture, Sa is a zero insertion filter, which inserts a ...
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oversampled coefficient for existing exponential smoothing

Say I have an exponential smoothing for certain $\Delta t$, $t_{i+1} = t_i + \Delta t$. In this sampling, I choose a particular $\alpha$ to filter signal $z_i$ like $$ v_1 = z_0 \\ v_{i+1} = ...
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Why can't DFT be used when samples are not equally spaced in time?

I found the following comment here The DTFT can be used when the samples are not equally spaced in time, the DFT cannot My initial thought was that this had to do with periodicity of the basis ...
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how to sample sine wave to 4 points dft output

sinusoid x(t)=1+sin(2*pi *500) sampling rate :1000 samples/s Can I have 4 points DFT output with the above data.
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Is phase and amplitude information necessarily lost when undersampling?

Is phase and amplitude information necessarily lost when undersampling if you have a constant periodic single frequency sinusoidal? My second question is: How can one determine the undersampling ...
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Ideal Reconstruction of Upsampled Signal

Problem: The signal $cos(2\pi14100t)$ is sampled at $F_s = 400 Hz$. It is then upsampled with a factor 3 and the reconstructed ideally with a new frequency $F = 500 Hz$. I now want to find the new ...
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FFT of Square Wave and Sin Wave

When we have FFT of Square wave of a pure real signal with high frequency(close to f(max), less than half of sampling frequency) we see only 2 symmetric high peaks but when we decrease the frequency ...
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Calculate Max Number Of Harmonics for given Sample Rate?

How do I calculate the maximum number of harmonics a complex wave can have based on the sample rate? Say I Have a 20hz fundamental and a sampling rate of 44100 hz. My instinct is to take 44100/2 = ...
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Sampling frequency of modulated signal

A very naive question... A signal with bandwidth of 20 MHz is modulated using a carrier of 1 GHz. What will be the sampling frequency? I was asked this question during an interview. I answered 2 GHz ...
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Does audio upsampling create noise/artifacts or degrade the signal?

I've read that upsampling performed in digital music playback can color the sound, produce artifacts, etc. For example, an audio file ripped from a CD might be 44.1Khz/16-bit, and then upconverted to ...
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Calculate the intersample peak of a periodic sequence?

Similar to Calculating the PDF of a waveform from its samples, but for periodic sampled signals, and I just want the peak. Is there a way to calculate the highest inter-sample peak of the ...
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Computing shifted signal without first reconstructing

Looking for a solution to the following problem: A signal $x(t)$ is band limited to $B$ Hz, and sampled above the Nyquist rate, with corresponding $f_s = 1/T$. If the sampled signal is given ...
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How to calculate BW ofdm?

HI I have these specification for an OFDM program I was wondering, what is the bandwidth and the sampling frequency? I'm not a student of Digital signal processing, hence I am so confused. ...
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Nonuniform sampling band-limited gaussian white noise

I'd like to sample band-limited Gaussian white noise non-uniformly. One way to approximate this would be to filter Gaussian white noise with a lower cutoff frequency and non-uniformly pick samples ...
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correcting delay between two samples

I'm sampling two signals with fundamental frequency of 50 Hz. I want to sample them at the same instant, but there's a delay between the first and the second conversion. I don't keep the previous ...
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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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Matlab:Sampling Curve into Frames and Plotting

I have a Output Curve of following characteristics http://i.imgur.com/hABfsiC.jpg Following is the data which represents the output curve cited above ...
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Why do we observe band when recording CRT monitors or Flouroscent lamp via video recorder?

I understand that this has something to do with difference between refresh rate of monitor (or line frequency used by the ballast in case of Fluoroscent lamp) and frame capture rate of video recorder. ...
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Interpolating on the borders of differently-resolved images

I'm creating a three-dimensional model of the earth based on SRTM height data. The data set is pretty huge, so only a small fraction of the data is available at any given time. The height data is ...
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Java amplitude processing

I have some code that collects amplitudes from a complex sound like a song. I now want to plot a graph of amplitude vs time, for the graph plotting I use JavaFX. However I get about 9 million ...
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Why need an low pass filter after up-sampling? [duplicate]

I understand why there need an low pass filter before down-sampling, the sample frequency need to be at least twice of the max frequency signal, else there will be ...
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Dealing with Random Errors in Sampling Rates?

I wonder what generalization I can make about what happens when I introduce some error in my sampler spacing. For example, If I sample once every second I would want my sampler to take a signal at ...
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What's the Model for a DAC followed by a sampler

I have a situation where a sampled signal is passed through a DAC and re-sampled by a switched capacitor circuit. I can't see a model for this in the literature. The standard model of a DAC is the ...
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How to prove energy is preserved in sampling using Parseval's Relation?

I have a continuous signal,xc(t) which is bandlimited to =pi/T , and x[n] = xc(nT) are samples of this signal. I need to show there is a Parseval's relation between the original signal and the sampled ...
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Standard deviation of Gaussian corresponding to perfect low pass filter [1,1]

For a time discrete signal, the rect-filter (for 1D signal [1,1]) is a perfect low pass filter. I was wondering, what is the best gaussian approximation of this filter? For a current problem, I ...
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Using under-sampled data, what determinations can be made about the Nyquist rate (correct sampling rate)?

Using under-sampled data, what determinations can be made about the Nyquist rate (correct sampling rate)? If my instrumentation limits me to sampling data at a fixed but insufficient rate what, if ...
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doubt regarding sampling frequencies

I have a speech file that was recorded with a sampling frequency of 8kHz. I read the file in Matlab as [x,fs,nbits]=wavread('speech.wav). Now I play the file in ...
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Sample and hold - LTI filter

I've found a material explaining the sample and hold operation pretty well, but there's one thing I can't understand. ...
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How do you deconvolve irregularly sampled points?

$f:\mathbb{R}^2\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ is an unknown signal, and $g:\mathbb{R}^2\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ is a known point-spread function (in my particular case it's just a Gaussian). A system samples ...