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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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Downsampling impact on complex phase

For my application, I have to downsample a bandpass complex signal which spectrum is located on the second Nyquist zone. Knowing that this processing will cause a spectrum inversion, what would be ...
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Alias-free digital nonlinear filter design

@Jazzmaniac has a good answer to the question of how to design an alias-free digital nonlinear time-invariant filter here: https://dsp.stackexchange.com/a/28787/18276 Basically, according to that ...
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Decimation Aliasing

Lets say you have a signal which is sampled at rate $f_s$ and the bandwidth after sampling is $B$. Now you want to decimate this signal with a new sample rate $f_{s, new}$ where $f_{s, new} < f_s$ ...
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Designing an experiment to show blue noise not adding noise below nyquist and not aliasing above

I read this paper from 1983 "Spectral Consequences of Photoreceptor Sampling in the Rhesus Retina". This paper talks about blue noise sampling patterns in the retina and says that: The results (...
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Accelerometer BMI160 changing bias

Goal: Obtain the 3-axis accelerations from the Bosch BMI160 IMU when measuring the accelerations of the bogie of a commercial train. The accelerometer used is installed in a PCB and used by an mbed ...
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What does it mean that the DFT equals the Complex Fourier Coefficients for even frequencies?

I have a periodic signal, with period $1$ $$x(t) = \begin{cases} 1 \qquad & 0 \le t - \lfloor t \rfloor < \tfrac12 \\ 0 \qquad & \tfrac12 \le t - \lfloor t \rfloor < 1 \\ \end{cases}$$ ...
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Frequency of a single sample in a digital signal and aliasing

I'm involved with digital audio synthesis. I know that if I create a raw non band-limited waveform it would contain frequencies above Nyquist thus violating the Nyquist Shannon theorem and the signal ...
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What happens if an harmonic in a band-limited signal at Nyquist frequency is added to a 90 degrees out-of-phase replica of it?

I'm interested about aliasing in digital audio and I wonder if aliasing can be produced by simple mixing of band-limited signals. As I know a band limited signal can contain frequencies up to sample ...
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Can addition of two band limited signals create aliasing?

Can mixing/adding two band-limited signals create any frequencies above Nyquist?
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low frequency transform

I was wondering which type of signals have bounded-support Fourier transform. e.g. their transform is limited from zero to some non-infinite frequency. The main reason I'm into it is that in Shannon'...
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Determine minimum sample rate for continuous sinusoid

Consider a signal $$ x(t) = \cos(175\pi t) $$ which is sampled to produce discrete time signal $$ x[n] = x(nT_s) $$ The fundamental period of $x[n]$ is $$ N_0 = 7 $$ Given this, what is the smallest ...
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What happens on signal during aliasing?

So I have signal with frequency of $15Hz$ and sample rate frequency is $20Hz$. What happens if we sample the signal at a frequency that is lower that the Nyquist rate? We will have aliasing. Sample ...
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Band Limited Impulse Train - DC offset correction

I am trying to get band limited saw-tooth wave. I have found this paper: Alias-Free Digital Synthesis of Classic Analog Waveforms. I am prototyping this code in common LISP, here is snippet of what I ...
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Understanding the mathematical proof for the alias frequencies in a sampled sine wave

I'm struggling to get my head round the mathematical proof for the alias frequencies in a sampled sine wave. I understand that sampling a sine wave of frequency $f_0$ every $t_s$ seconds gives you: $...
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Avoid Aliasing when filming a moving car

I want to film a moving car with a rolling circumference: 190,5 cm and wheel circumference: 60 cm and 5 spokes. I record with 24Hz. What can be the maximal speed of the car to avoid aliasing?
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Circular convolution of length L of sequences of length greater than L

I'm trying to understand how may I obtain the circular convolution of length L when the sequences I'm trying to convolve are of length greater than L. For instance this Matlab code using sequences ...
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Discrete Time Exponential Signals have high frequencies near at $\pi$ and Low frequencies at $0$ and $2\pi$, why? [duplicate]

I was watching lecture on Signals and Systems subject, everything was going fine until the instructor showed a phenomena that's only occur in discrete time signal. He said, Discrete Time ...
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Aliasing due to the Convolution of Gaussian Functions

For two discrete-time sequences $f[n]$ and $g[n]$, their linear convolution $(f*g)[n]$ is also given by $$f*g = \mathcal{F}^{-1}(\mathcal{F}(f) \cdot \mathcal{F}(g)),$$ where $\mathcal{F}$ and $\...
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Aliasing in digital communication system

In a digital communication system, is it possible to counteract the aliasing problem by properly tuning the constellation order $M$ and/or the carrier frequency? Here is my train of thought, please ...
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What does it mean that one frequency aliases another?

So I was watching a video on sampling and the professor asked which frequencies will alias to 0 and which to $B$ if we are sampling at frequency $f_{s1}$. What does mean that two frequencies alias ...
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How does the earphone cable in a mobile phone pick up the FM reception?

As I understand, the RF frequency-modulated signal centered in the range of $88-108\textrm{ MHz}$, is picked by the earphone antenna and is directly sampled by the sound card adc at $48\textrm{ kHz}$ ...
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Applying Nyquist theorem to digital vs. analog audio quality

I had a recent conversation with a friend about analog vs. digital recordings. He shared his opinion that music recorded by analog techniques is of superior sound quality to music recorded by digital ...
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Aliasing in audio

Reading wikipedia to be sure and it says: In signal processing and related disciplines, aliasing is an effect that causes different signals to become indistinguishable (or aliases of one another) ...
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Effect of aliasing when sampling at higher rate

Considering a signal $f(t)=\sin(2\pi t)$ with frequency $10\textrm{ Hz}$: Middle and bottom plots show the results of sampling at different rates. I'm trying to understand the case shown at the ...
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Upsampling - What purpose does the interpolation filter have?

I want to apply some nonlinear processing to a signal, namely: I want to implement a tube emulation which adds warmth/harmonic distortion to a digital audio signal. I am worried about aliasing, so I ...
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frequency folding due to aliasing in FFT

I am having problem understanding why negative frequencies are showing up to the right of positive frequencies in discrete complex FFT. I am not sure how to apply aliasing concept to explain such ...
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How much can we downsample by? and how much can we upsample by?

e.g. let's say we have a signal with B = 100 Hz that is sampled at 400 Hz. The anti-aliasing filter will remove replicas, and there is nothing to alias, and we downsample. If we downsample by 2, we ...
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Why is aliasing inherently non-linear?

E.g. when having 2 signals $x(t)$ and $y(t)$ and transforming each one with adding their spectra, the operation is linear, as the result would be the same as the transformation of $(x + y)(t)$. Even ...
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Why does this Moiré pattern look like this?

I was making some gifs of Mobius transformations in Matlab, and some strange patterns began to appear. I'm not sure if a deeper knowledge of the filetype/algorithm is needed to understand this ...
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Sampling and the creation of multiple images at integer multiples of the sampling frequency

From what I thought I learned about sampling is that when you draw a sampled signal in the frequency domain, you can show copies or "images" of that signal at integer multiples of the sampling ...
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Does $H(-z)$ produce aliasing? [closed]

Given $H(z)$ is the z-transform of a signal, I know that $H(-z)$ results in shifting of frequencies in DTFT by $\pi$ or $-\pi$. Does it produce aliasing ? How ?
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Can picking an inappropriate roll-off frequency for a digital filter just alias the roll-off value?

I believe a related question is asked here, but my question deals more with what filter is realized if one fails to consider design parameters relative to sampling rate. In designing an IIR filter we ...
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How to Sample Smooth Random Walks of Instantaneous Frequency

I want to generate a random sequence for instantaneous frequency with as little aliasing as possible (i.e I expect to see as close to constant amplitude as possible, with only the frequency varying). ...
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what is difference between Alias vs. down sampling? [closed]

could someone help me explain downsampling in the context of Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem and tell the difference between Aliasing and downsampling.Also is downsampling and undersampling the same ?...
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DTFT reconstruction

I have a sampled DTFT. If we assume that there isn't aliasing in time domain, what is the best way to reconstruct DTFT from its equidistant samples? I though about Dirichlet interpolation. Do you know ...
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What's the impact of aliasing in the time domain?

I've been studying digital audio and come across something I can't understand. There appears to be something like a consensus (among those capable of understanding such things) that the impact of ...
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Why do Dyadic filterbanks downsample the high pass signal portions?

I'm currently programming a dyadic filter bank and have a question. I notice in all of the visual representations: (from here (Dyadic Analysis Filter Bank)), the high pass filtered output for each ...
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Determine maximum frequency of input signal to make system LTI

This is question 4.26 from the third edition of Alan Oppenheim's textbook "Discrete-time Signal Processing". It is stated as follows: Firstly, the answer is the input signal should be bandlimited to ...
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Why LFO should be alias-free?

I'm really tripping about this point! I try to reason with you and explain what's my trouble. Consider a scenario with Sample Rate 44100hz and a LFO square wave that will modulate some internal ...
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How to find whether a signal is aliased?

I am new to the concepts of signal processing and currently working on tracking multiple objects with radar. I am facing problem in associating detections at different time instants. Here is a ...
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Freeform band-limited waveforms

I'm ready to dip my toes in the scary waters of non-aliasing waveforms and wavetables. Ideally, what I'd like to do is create a (naive) wavetable/waveform in memory and subsequently generate band-...
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Every second sample noisy

I sampled a signal and unfortunately every second sample is very noisy. The noise is Gaussian and bandlimited exactly in the same bandwidth as my signal. Is there a way to improve the noise without ...
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Apply timeshift to undersampled signal after bandpass after sampling?

I have sampled my continuous signal $x(t)$ at $x[n]=x(n/f_{\rm samp})$. The signal is undersampled, and I know I will not be able to recover my original signal anymore. After sampling a bandpass is ...
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Magnitude spectrum for discrete-time signals

I am doing the following question (it is not homework, I am preparing for an exam). The time discrete signals $x_1(n)$ and $x_2(n)$ is created by sampling the continuous signal $x_a(t) = \cos (2 \...
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What's wrong with my minBLEP Hard Sync Sawtooth code?

I implemented a Sawtooth Oscillator which uses minBLEP - Eli Brandt's original paper The minBLEP approach works very well for a normal Sawtooth but I specifically want to implement Hard Sync and ...
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Samples of period to frequency, sampling theorem

In the sample rate of 96kHz there are 96000 samples in a second. So a periodic waveform with period 96000 samples has a frequency of 1Hz. A signal with period of 9 samples is ~ 10666 Hz. Of 5 ...
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Aliasing after downsampling [duplicate]

Let me start with time domain representation of the original signal \begin{equation} x_n=\sum_{k=0}^{2N-1}X_ke^{j\frac{2\pi nk}{2N}} \end{equation} where $2N$ is number of time/frequency samples ...
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Help with a product of a sum of infinite series [closed]

i would like some help with this: given: $$ h[n]=2^{-n} u[n] $$ calculate the series: $$ \sum_{r=- \infty }^ \infty h[n+4r] $$
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unexplainable aliases in spectrogram

My scope has 200 MHz bandwidth and can sample at 4GS/s I'm sampling a 138 MHz RF signal at 500 M Sa/s storing 14 M points. When I plot the spectogram in matlab I get the following spectrogram(Data,...
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Aliasing Square Wave

I'm having a really weird issue with generating waveforms from frequencies C1 to C8. When I generate sine waves, everything sounds good; no problems whatsoever. However, when I generate a square ...