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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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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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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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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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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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(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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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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When listening in to an AM signals of various frequencies, how do we exactly tune in?

Alright, so I read on AM and Double Sideband AM, but I don't the more fundamental idea - the frequencies. Frequency is just: $ \frac{1}{T} $, where T is period So difference between 5 Hz and 30 Hz ...
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How to convert multi-band Energy Time Curve (ETC) to Impulse Response (IR)?

I am running my own sound simulator. Now I have obtained the Energy Time Curve (ETC, expressed by energy) by physical simulation, and they are stored in 8 discrete frequency bands (because decay of ...
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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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Calculating SPL from pressure signal - Amplitude vs Power method

I have a pressure signal from a Fluent FFowcs-Williams Hawkings acoustics analysis. I converted this pressure signal into the frequency domain in order to get SPL values, using Matlab. I used the ...
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Equal power crossfade

I am working on an audio system where I need to implement an equal power crossfade between two signals over a specified number of samples. Initially I implemented a linear fade but this creates a dip ...
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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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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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What is the right way to extract particular frequency phase information from FFT?

Signals acquisition: Two proximity sensors are positioned Orthogonal to each other. These would be measuring the vibrations of a rotating shaft. Problem: Each of these 2 signals has two dominant ...
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Help me understand how Pulse-Amplitude Modulation (PAM) works

Reading on the Internet i learned that PAM is basically a sampling technique which converts an analog signal into a discrete signal. It modulates a train of pulses by varying the amplitudes of the ...
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Cross location Cross frequency coupling

Let's say there are 2 sensors recording data at some sampling rate. I'd like to know, how to calculate Cross frequency coupling (Phase amplitude coupling, for now) between these 2 channels ? I have ...
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Amplitude of an Image

If I take a two dimensional image and conduct a fourier transform on it, I would get a two dimensional matrix of complex values. If I want to find the amplitude of each value, is that the same as ...
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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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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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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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Converting raw I/Q to dB

I am getting I/Q data from a software-defined radio. I want to do some stuff on signals in the data, but only if it exceeds a certain range. What is the general procedure to get dB (dBm, or anything)...
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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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Is phase and amplitude information necessarily lost when undersampling?

Is phase and amplitude information necessarily lost when undersampling if you have a constant periodic single frequency sinusoidal? My second question is: How can one determine the undersampling ...
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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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Lock-in amplifier

From what I have studied so far I have understood that the benefit of a lock in amp is its ability to resolve the amplitude of a signal which is deep into noise. I was wondering if the same concept ...
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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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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 to generate the amplitude of a signal with a certain power spectral density?

I am a newbie. If I posted a question someone else already asked, please forgive me. Thank you! Now, I have a power spectral density named $P(f)$ as a function of $f$. Let's say this function is ...
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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 ...