# Questions tagged [aliasing]

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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### What should be my sampling frequency for a peak detector output where it is extremely important for me to capture the first time the peak occured?

Following is the output of the peak detector: The amplitude is not important to me, however the time when the peak occurs is extremely important. So my microcontroller will have an algorithm like ...
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### IQ Sampling and Oversampling Differences? *Confused*

Two different thought process that produce two different alias band calculations .... What concepts are these? If I have two 1 GHz ADC's and they sample with 90 degree offset (A comment said this is ...
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### What does the frequency band mean when it comes to finding aliases?

The time signal which i'm trying to find the aliases for is: $$x:{\mathbb R}\rightarrow {\mathbb R}\\\ x(t)=\cos(50t) +2\cos(70t).$$ If the sample period is $T_s = \frac{\pi}{60}$ then according ...
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### Aliasing below $f_s/2$

phi = exp(linspace(0, log(511), 1024)) - 1 x = cos(2 * pi * phi) Above will alias, despite peak instantaneous frequency evaluating to ...
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### Resampling pitch shifter

I’m trying to build a very basic resampling pitch shifter which reads samples from disk. I only want to change -+6 semitones without keeping the original sample length. I already have all the classes ...
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### Nyquist frequency isn't working

The situation is that I have a signal with linearly increasing frequency, $$\text{sin}(2\pi\omega(t)t),$$ where $\omega(t)=a+bt$ for some $a$ and $b$, and we constantly sample at one point per second ...
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### Band limited discrete signals division

If I take two analog, band limited signals $x(t)$ and $y(t)$ with non-zero $y(t)$ I can define the division: $$z(t) = \frac{x(t)}{y(t)}$$ In general $z(t)$ may have a very wide bandwidth, also ...
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### How is sampling affecting this sine wave?

I am trying to create a sine wave in python, but when I graph it, it looks like this: here is the code I used to make the signal: ...
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### Sample-rate, filtering, digital-filtering and aliasing

I am strugling with a question that I hope someone can help me with. I am recording single molecule events which I detect is picoampere square deflections. I wish to use as gentle low-pass bessel ...
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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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my book about RADAR says that: If a Continuous wave radar sends a sine wave at frequency $f_T$ to a moving object (at speed V), a frequency $f_R$ is received. Their difference is called Doppler ...
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### Alias frequency Formula

I'm taking a multimedia systems class in my MSc Computer Science, and I'm having some trouble understanding the formula for the alias frequency - this could stem from my misunderstanding of the alias ...
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### Digital lowpass filter causing aliasing

I'm writing a biquad filter program in C++, using the LBJ Cookbook as the source for the formulas. https://webaudio.github.io/Audio-EQ-Cookbook/audio-eq-cookbook.html The lowpass filter that I've made ...
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### How to verify and plot expression for sampled signal is correct?

Given the signal $x_a(t)=4cos(2\pi\times40t+\pi/3)+10cos(2\pi\times160t-\pi/6)$, I am to sample it at $f_s=200Hz$ and find the expression for $x[n]$ My process: x[n]=x_a(nT)=x_a({n\over f_s})=4cos(0....
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### Aliasing Issues in Sub Band Coding

The general structure of Sub-Band Coding (SBC) is shown below: The diagram shows that after each of the analysis filters, decimation is performed by a factor M which corresponds to the number of ...
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### Is spectral density conserved after aliasing?

Will the integral of the PSD of a down-sampled signal still equal the variance in all cases
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### Choosing a Sampling Rate and a Cutoff frequency

I have an assignment: You wish to generate a pure 1000 Hz tone digitally using a computer. How would you choose a sample rate that assures that you could generate the tone and use the same sample ...
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### Condition for aliasing

Which one of the following is the condition of aliasing? (a) Tails of the replicas enter into the Nyquist interval (b) The tails of the replicas enter into the Nyquist interval and add to the ...
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As far as I understand, you can have two different continuous-time signals with the same discrete-time frequency spectrum after they are sampled and it may be possible these shifted replicas in the ...
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### Multichannel sampling with aliasing

if i have 2 sensors, sensor1 and sensor2, that sample a signal on complementary points so that sensor2 samples always between sensor1s sampling points. can I achieve the doubled sampling rate with the ...
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### Loosing information in decimation - without aliasing

We sample each other sample (01010101). Now say we have a signal - that is inside the original sample which has the pattern of (010-1). Decimation gives us 000 for this sub-signal. How to prove this ...
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### How do you sub-sample an FFT?

I'm currently trying to understand this paper on a Sparse Fourier Transform. On page four, there is a section on a sub-sampled FFT. The purpose of this section is to show that you can compute a sub-...
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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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### Nyquist Theorem adding two same frequency near to Nyquist Frequency with phase shift

This is my first question on this platform. Sorry if I made mistakes. What happens if we add two or more same frequency signals near to Nyquist Frequency with phase shift and sample them? For ...
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### aliasing folding phenomena in frequency domain matlab

Hello i am trying to create the folding phenomena of undersampling in matlab, When i undersample the sampling frequency is 135 less than the Nyquist frequency for 70 Hz signal ou will see that it is ...
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### Measuring Phase Difference at DC bin aliased frequency using FFT

I have a code in which two complex signals (I/Q) are created having same frequency but with phase difference. FFT of both signals is taken and atan2 is used to compute phase after which the difference ...
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### How do Anti-Aliasing Filters filter the signal?

I have programmed a anti-aliasing filter that uses the fourier-transformation and makes a perfect cutoff on my desired cutoff frequency for downsampling without aliasing. I have read about other ...
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### Super resolution with aliased signal

SKIP to Questions below if you want : In super resolution I can create a high resolution signal from a low resolution signal. But it is also possible that the low resolution signal contains aliasing. ...