# 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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### Where to apply zero-padding for convolution dealiasing and appropriate scale

After hours of browsing the DSP posts and resources online, I still struggle to understand why my code diverges when I activate zero-padding dealiasing. When I deactivate it, everything 'works well', ...
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### Digital to analog aliasing or mirror query… DAC can output negative frequency?

Using a clock Fs = 1 MHz. The Digital to Analog (DAC) can make frequencies upto 500 KHz. 500 kHz to 1 MHz is an alias? Or is it called a mirror?? Is aliasing a concept only on the ADC and sampling ...
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### Problem Involving Aliasing and Critical Fusion Frequency Concepts

I have been trying to study a course from MIT on Biomedical Signal Processing and I thought that the best way to learn would be to solve some problems. Although they might be out of my depth, I am not ...
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### Where should I set my anti-aliasing filter corner frequency for this signal?

I have a Fourier transform of an arbitrary digital signal. The transform has For 1024 frequency bins. The magnitude plot of the first 100 is below, with no surprises in the unplotted 924 bins. Now, ...
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### Values of angular frequency of discrete-time sinusoidal signal

Why are the values of angular frequency of discrete-time sinusoidal signals in between -pi and pi?
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### How to prevent distortion after down-sampling?

I am new to audio signal processing, but in one of my machine learning projects that I am working on, I need to down-sample my audio somewhere in the middle of my neural network. Therefore, I need a ...
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### Why does my sinusoid look “AM” in shape?

My code is : Fs=200e6; Ts=1/Fs; NFFT=2^14; Runtime=(NFFT-1)*Ts; t=0:Ts:Runtime; f_in=90*1e6; y_in=sin(2*pi *f_in *t); plot(t,y_in) ylim([-1.5 1.5]) Then why does ...
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### Aliasing correspondance with respect to DFT

Given a sampling frequency Fs lets say we plot the magnitude of the fft of a temporal signal $x$, for different frequencies above the Nyquist frequency, to show the effect of aliasing: ...
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### Is spectral leakage normal for FFT?

I record a sample of 2000 data points, with a sampling rate of 40khz, so freq. resolution is 20hz. I multiplied the chunk of data with a Hanning window prior to doing the FFT. I recorded a 1khz test ...
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### Aliased Signal's Frequency

So I have an incoming signal of 137.9 MHz and a sampling frequency of 1.4 MHz. Once sampled how do I calculate the aliased ...
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### Sampling Audio Signal [closed]

I generate a 19kHz audio signal with sampling frequency of 44100 using Matlab. Due to the sampling, some other frequencies are generated in addition to the 19 kHz signal. When I play this audio, I ...
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### Calculate aliasing of $x_a(t) = \cos{(2\pi300t)} + \cos(2\pi600t)$ when sampled with $F_s = 1000$

I'm asked to sample the signal $$x_a(t) = \cos{(2\pi300t)} + \cos(2\pi600t)$$ with sampling frequency $F_s = 1000$ and plot the magnitude spectrum for the resulting sampled signal. My thinking is ...
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### Aliasing from downsampling and Nyquist

In a book Conceptual Wavelets in Digital Signal Processing by Lee Fugal 2009 on page 246 the author talks about aliasing present in DWT subbands due to downsampling by 2 and states: Recall from DSP ...
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### Understading sampling theorem and aliasing

A real-valued analog signal with a flat spectrum between f = 0 Hz, and fmax is sampled at a sampling frequency fs = 24 kHz. The sampled signal is then processed with an ideal lowpass filter with ...
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### Amplitude Response at greater than half the sampling frequency

I am hoping to clear up some confusion I have. In a lab I am taking, we analyzed the amplitude response of a simple system. We found that as we increased the input signal frequency to greater than ...
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### Minimum sample frequency that allows reconstruction of information signal but VIOLATES Nyquist?

Say in the frequency spectrum, you have an information signal between (-100, 100) Hz, and a noise signal between (-700, -500) and between (500, 700) Hz. What is the minimum possible sample frequency ...
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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 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 ...