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What is the x and y axis showing for this matplotlib.pyplot histogram of a .wav file?

The python code below generates a histogram from a .wav file, but what exactly does the histogram show? Is the x axis amplitude binned by sampling rate? Is the y axis a count of how many samples are ...
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Instantaneous amplitude of a constant frequency sine wave?

I am playing around with the Hilbert transform using Python's scipy.signal.hilbert package to better understand what the various instantaneous properties are given different input signals. One input ...
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Discussion of simulation results of a signal sequence: amplitude

I need your help in understanding if the simulation result is correct. I have simulated a random BPSK sequence that was upsampled and filtered with a raised cosine filter. The length of the filter is ...
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Calculating transmitter power from spectral density

I want to find out what is the real transmit power of my USRP 2922, unfortunately the only results I get when looking at the spectrum analyzer is the spectral power density. These are the results of ...
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What equation predicts the amplitudes of harmonics from a square/triangle/sawtooth/pulse oscillator?

I have seen pictures like this which depict the shapes of amplitudes from the various common types of audio oscillators: Similar pictures of spectra are shown here. I am attempting recreating these ...
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Is there an equation that will graph the shape or predict the maximum amplitude of a single sample impulse fed through a One-Pole LPF?

If you feed a single sample impulse of a given amplitude through a One-Pole LPF you get an envelope that looks like this: The output of the LPF from its peak will settle into an exponential decay ...
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How to describe voltage fluctuations

I am looking for a way to describe the properties of voltage fluctuations - is the RMS amplitude a suitable measure? Attached is a screenshot showing the random current fluctuations (in the case of ...
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Quantify the amplitude of fluctuations

I consider the potential of a nerve cell, which is -65mV. If I introduce a random noise source, for example, this leads to fluctuations (see attached picture). I would like to know what is a good ...
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Find which signal was transferred in 32QAM

I've been assigned to solve a problem for 32QAM signals. The thing is, there are little to none sources in my native language to get any decent information on the topic. The problem is (in its ...
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How to quantify amplitude of oscillations in marginally stable systems?

Transfer function pole on the Imaginary axis indicates that the system is marginally stable which in time domain can be represented as a sinusoidal motion with constant amplitude and frequency of the ...
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Relationship between amplitude and sampling rate

I'm loading a signal with librosa in python. With the original sample rate of 22050 Hz, i get the following waveplot: When i choose to resample my signal with the sample rate of 512 Hz, i get the ...
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Amplitude modulation vs sampling rate? [closed]

As a sampled tone's frequency nears $f_s / 2$, amplitude modulation grows apparent: ("Actual" curve in grey; blue is what we get if taking samples (dots) "at face value"). This is ...
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Establish instantaneous amplitude of signal

I'm using the YIN algorithm to establish the pitch of my humming / whistling voice. This is a time domain algorithm and gives me the instantaneous frequency as a function of time ($f(t)$). I now wish ...
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(Newbie question) Calculation DC-offset and RMS

Being a newbie on this topic I beg you to be indulgent to me if my questions should be kind of "too" simple ;-) For doing automatic analysis on my audio material I started calculating the ...
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Why the bandwidth in frequency spectrum of AM wave is 2fm and not 2fc?

We know, the instantaneous voltage of AM wave is: ...
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How do decibels scale with wave amplitude?

I know the decibel scale is logarithmic in nature. Given that at 1V amplitude the power of the sound generated by this wave is 80dB, what would the dB be for the wave with amplitude 0.4V? I'm trying ...
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why does the additive synthesis method for a triangle wave require amplitude scaling by 8/pi^2?

I had to make a bunch of band limited digital triangle waves recently, so I went to (where else) wikipedia for the equations. I noticed that there is a constant amplitude scalar of ...
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RMS of signal vs average amplitude

I am trying to estimate the average amplitude of some signal with frequency 6 Hz, sampled at ~300 Hz. See figures for a part of the signal and its dft calculated using matlab. I estimate the average ...
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Equalization of ultrasonic transducer [duplicate]

I am working with ultrasonic transducers with frequencies 100 kHz, one for transmission one for reception. The transmitted signals are chirps. I would like to measure the time of flight between ...
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modulation depth

When a value for the power dissipated by an AM signal is given, and the depth of modulation is also given. Then you are told to find the modulation depth required to increase the power to a higher ...
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Minimum value of G (Amplitude) that guarantees an error probability of at least $10^{-2}$ in a 32-PAM transmission system

pretty much new here. This question comes from an Online course quiz which i have already completed but cant seem to get a good sleep over, just because i cant figure it out. Below is the question ...
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What is the step response curve of a second order low pass filter? And what if it is set for resonance?

I am doing a lot of audio synthesis DSP where I need to use low pass filters to shape the decay of an impulse. I understand that a one pole filter fed a discontinuity, say from a steady state of 1's ...
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Understanding FFTs for simple Sin / Cos

this is my first question in this forum, and although I read several threads on this side and googled a lot I could not find the answer to my question (maybe it is too basic)? For anyone reading this ...
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Is there a way to break down a signal into its respective phases (4 in this case) to be later analysed individually

Is there a way to extract amplitude information but over 4 phases of the same frequency. That is, if the frequency is known could I extract amplitude peaks (between given values)in the time domain in ...
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Amplitude reduction of Simple Moving Average on sinusoid

When a -causal/non-centered- simple moving average filter (arithmetic mean) with length $n$, is applied to a sinusoidal curve with period $p$, and the resulting curve is compared to the original input ...
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Amplitude of a signal. [-1, 1] vs variants and MFCC implications

I've seen two sort of audio signals, one where the y-axis takes values between -1 and +1. I'd think this means 1 means loudest? Not really sure And the second one I saw goes between $-10 000$ and $+...
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frequency amplitude asymmetry

I want to calculate the frequency amplitude asymmetry between two signals, EEG signals in particular. As a result, I expect a value ranging from 0 to 1. I have some references regarding that, but it's ...
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Decimation with IIR filter altering amplitude of signal

I'm downsampling a signal through decimate (scipy implementation), but the result has a different amplitude than the original signal, which if I understood correctly, shouldn't happen. The original ...
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Normalizing white noise to match pink noise's amplitude at a given frequency?

I have a pinking filter which I am running white noise through to get pink noise. I would like to then mix the white noise with this pink noise, where the amplitude of the white noise will match the ...
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Amplitude estimation of sinusoid in known spiky spectral noise

What is the "best" way to estimate amplitude of a known-frequency sinusoid in the presence of known spiky spectral noise (i.e. noise comprising a few spectral peaks at known frequencies)? By "best", ...
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How accurate is Python's FFT?

I am getting started with Python's FFT. I tested it on a signal that is a sum of three signals, two of which have an eigenfrequency of the grid, the third one does not (but due to large no. of data ...
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Is there a way to filter out low volume content in an audio sample?

Imagine you are listening to a digital file that contains some random speech. Now, while you are listening to it, you also hear in the background (spatially) some low volume content, either noise, ...
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Amplify a signal and phase shift it by multiplying by a complex number

Still need help 25th October 2019 I have a real time domain signal contained in an array, it's just two different frequencies summed together. If I want to amplify this signal by 10 and phase ...
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Amplitude modulation in pure sine wave [duplicate]

I am generating sine wave in MATLAB with following code ...
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Characterization of transfer functions with no local peaks

Assume that you are giving an arbitrary amplitude frequency response $A(\omega)=|H(j\omega)|$ Is there a characterization that ensures that $A$ is monotone? i.e, $A$ has a global maximum at $\omega=0$...
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Estimate amplitude of signal between 45 Hz-60 Hz

I have to estimate the amplitude of vibration of a real world robot. The signal is originating from a laser distance measurement, and the vibrations are somewhere between 45 and 60 Hz. I'm using ...
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MATLAB FFT Amplitude

I am trying to understand FFT, DFT through Matlab and I am fairly inexperienced in all of these. I have a time vector t and a corresponding simple sine wave x = 0.25*sin(t). Now I would like to view ...
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Diode demodulation for AM

What is the capacitor and resistance at output of LPF meant for in the document it was mentioned that it is DC blocker I don't get it can't message contain DC value.
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How is the decay of a signal exemplified in a Fourier Transform?

Is there any way to tell if a signal is decaying from its fourier transform?
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number of samples and Amplitude accuracy,what's the solution to this problem

I'm colleceting data samples from a device (temporal signal) in order to analyze it with FFT function in MATLAB R2015b,first i get N=4063 data points with (delta_t=0.000015s) so my frequency ...
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Relationship between spectral efficiency and PAR

Low PAR means less fluctiations in the magnitude of a signal and hence analog signal processing (e.g., power amplifier) is tremendously reduced. For example, constant envelope modulation schemes like ...
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are Ultra sound signal amplitude dangerous? [closed]

First sorry if this question if it's out of topic but I'm very intrigued The human ear can hear a specific range of sound waves frequency. and huge amplitude of those sounds can damage the ears but ...
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What is the (approximate) function for amplitude of a plucked string over time? Does it differ between string types?

Impetus: I'm currently working on my first synthesizer, after many years of playing with them. I've just added an ADSR envelope to modify the gain, but for some reason it sounds wrong to me. I've ...
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frequencies in sound: multiple possibilities?

First, I am by no mean a sound engineer (as you will guess later). I was just wondering something while looking at the waveform of a .wav for a given shape of waveform on a duration of 2 sec for ...
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What is the name of this very simple spectral subtraction technique?

Let $S = X + N$ be the sum of two audio signals $X$ and $N$ which are both stationnary (let's think X is a constant volume 440 Hz sinusoid and N is constant volume noise). If the sum S has a -20 dB ...
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How to measure acoustic pressure level under water with a hydrophone?

this is my first post here and I am also new in signal processing. Let's say I have a hydrophone with amplifier which is connected to a sound card plugged in to a computer. I gather the sounds to a ...
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Find Amplitude of each period of time series

I would like to determine the of each period amplitude of a time series (e.g. the amplitude of each day). The time series has a constant period of 1 day and varies only in amplitude. I have tried ...
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How do I calculate peak amplitude of the signal components after zero padding and FFT?

I am learning about DFT and trying to apply it to some audio processing. I am new to DSP but experienced in programming and have some background in math and physics. The FFT algorithm I use (lomontFFT)...
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FFT amplitude vs IQ amplitude

I'm very new to digital signal processing, so please let me know if my question doesn't make sense. I calculated the amplitudes (using the formula : $10 \log_{10}(i^2 + q^2)$) for some IQ data ...
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How to assess perceptual volume from FFT

So far I could estimate signal volume from FFT using amplitude information, then adding all amplitudes together and divide this number by the number of frequencies. But I think this method does not ...