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### Can digital filters actually separate signals?

I've come to realize what appears to be a hard limit in convolution theorem: to avoid time-domain aliasing, we must pad the signal/filter, but the padding distorts the spectrum. Consider a ...
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### What Is the Point of Doing the Zero Padding? [duplicate]

What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing Zero-padding, in particular the case of speech signals?
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### What does it mean when you zero pad data and why does one do it? [duplicate]

I am struggling to understand what effect zero padding data would have on EMG data. How does it improve the signals? Any help in simple terms that's not too mathematical would be greatly appreciated!
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### What proportion of a padded FFT should be actual values

For a given signal, I've been told that you can pad the vector with $0$s at the end to get a larger DFT, and as a result get more precision in frequency bins. What are the limits to this approach? ...
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### What happens when N increases in N-point DFT [duplicate]

I am curious about DFT, and I wrote a simple MATLAB code to test what happens when $N$ increases. I took a rectangular signal with length $L=15$, an then found th DFT of 16, 32 and 64 points. I looked ...
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### Digital signal and frequency analysis

I am generating a digital signal with software. I have defined the vector $$[0,1,1,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]$$ and my sampling rate is 8 million per second. The frequency spectrum is ...
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### Bin spacing in FFTs

I have a signal that I sample at some frequency (currently 100Hz), and want to extract low frequency information (between 0.8 and 3 Hz) I have three constraints on this: I would prefer to compute ...
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### Mathematical justification for zero padding?

This question asks what's the point of zero padding. The accepted answer is certainly very insightful, but I don't understand a big chunk of it: Zero padding allows one to use a longer FFT, which ...
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### The frequency response function (FRF) fails to detect the antiresonance of a system

I am trying to identify a vibrational systems by computing the frequency response function (FRF) of the system when a chirp signal is applied to its input. After comparing the FRF computed and the ...
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### Beginner question on aperiodic samples and DFT behavior

I have a strongly aperiodic signal and I get weird artifacts after running a fft, using a low-pass filter, and then doing an inverse fft. I believe the artifacts are due to the way the signal is ...
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I would like to know what are the advantages/disadvantage of zero padding with respect to frequency measurement and amplitude measurement
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### Autocorrelation and FFT : avoid zero-padding

Some posts evocate the computation of convolution or cross-correlation using FFT and zero-padding the temporal signal. I want to compute the autocorrelation of a 3D array using FFTW (2 dimensions are ...
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### disadvantages of FFT, it can not extract enough frequencies without enough samples

Let's say sampling rate is $Fs = 44\mathtt{kHz}$, now I have $N = 2048$ samples, then I can get $N/2 + 1 = 1025$ frequencies. I'm confused by Matlab's FFT documentation that says the frequencies are ...