# 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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### Increasing Image Resolution

I know of some oscilloscopes (DSA8300) that repeatedly sample at a few hundred kS/s to reconstruct a few GHz signal. I was wondering if this could be extended to 2D signals (photographs). Can I take a ...
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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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### Is there such a thing as band-limited non-linear distortion?

So if you generate a square wave by just switching a signal between two values, at sample boundaries, it produces an infinite series of harmonics, which alias and produce tones below your fundamental, ...
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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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### What is the antialiasing algorithm employed by video cards?

What is the algorithm employed by video cards when one talks about for example 8xAA? I thought the algorithm was about looking at neighboring pixels for correction. ...
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### What is the effect of aliasing on the magnitude of the autocorrelation?

I've a question about the effect of aliasing on the magnitude of autocorrelations. From a simulation in MATLAB, I don't see any effect of aliasing or any need to anti-alias filter when I take the ...
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### Demonstrating the effect of aliasing

How does the signal look when we don't use the Nyquist rate to remove aliasing from a signal during sampling? Let's suppose the signal is sinusoidal, with a frequency of 500 Hz and an amplitude ...
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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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### 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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### Sampling of band-limited white noise

The context is communication where we have a front-end that samples a signal and a noise (but here we focus only on the noise). My goal is to determine the noise power that I should use to simulate (...
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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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### 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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### Does sampling in the frequency domain cause time-domain aliasing?

Let's say I have an impulse response $h[n]$. I analyze the power spectrum of that impulse response similar to fourier transformed $h[n]$ corresponding to roughly $H[f]$. Now I compare $H[f]$ with ...
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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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### 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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### Spectral images - How do they appear during ADC?

Why is it that spectral images appear? I know they appear for $F_s$, but why those replicas appear, I don't know. E.g., sampling $x(t) = sin(1000 * 2\pi t)$ with a sample frequency of 230 Hz. I know ...
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### Why is a square wave aliased?

I understand an ideal analog square wave contains sine-wave-components above Nyquist frequency (and towards infinity) and is thus subject to aliasing. So obviously we need an anti-aliasing-filter. Or ...
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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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### Sampling pure tone sine waves [closed]

What would happen if I am using the maximum frequency as the sample rate for sampling a pure tone sine wave? For example, a $10\ \rm kHz$ sampling frequency for a $10\ \rm kHz$ monotone sine wave. ...
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### Illustration of time domain aliasing cancellation (TDAC, MDCT, lapped transform)

Can someone find or make a visual illustration of how time domain aliasing cancellation works in lapped transforms such as the MDCT? I think a graphic would make it a lot easier to understand, and I ...
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### What is the right way to downsample using Fourier method?

I want to know what is the right way to downsample a sampled signal using Fourier transform as the implementation in scipy.signal.resample confuses me. Reading ...
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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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### how to correct minBLEP sawtooth oscillator DC bias

In my implementation of minBLEP, overlapping minBLEPs result in a DC bias as the frequency increases. This is because each minBLEP correction (i.e. the minBLEP minus the aliased step) has a DC bias. ...
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### What is the proof of the equation for the aliased frequency fa = |R*n - fs|?

R (sampling rate) fs (signal being sampled fN (the Nyquist frequency) fa (aliased frequency) I was hoping someone could explain to me why this is true with a more mathematical proof. it seems ...
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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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### Soft question: Why do we need to reconstruct a signal?

I am currently reviewing the Nyquist criterion which says I need to sample the signal at 2 times the maximum frequency in order to avoid aliasing in the reconstructed signal. My question is that in ...
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### PolyBLEP: solving two part residual

The Polynomial Bandlimited Step (PolyBLEP) methodology involves approximating the sinc() function with a polynomial. The most basic polynomial to choose is a uni-polar triangular pulse as it is the ...
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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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### 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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### Visualizing aliasing in Matlab

I am trying to verify for myself that aliasing actually makes it impossible to distinguish the "real" and the aliased frequency. What I have done it set the sampling rate to 20 Hz and created two sine ...