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Determining type of analog filter given its pole zero plot

How can i classify an analog filter given its pole zero map. For example: I've got my zero's located at $±2j$ and my poles located at $-1$ & $-2$ , then what is the nature of the filter? $ i.e, ...
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Is it possible to just remove the noisy part of signal?

Is there a way to scan through a signal and remove the parts that don't look "normal". This would mean using more advanced then a simple pass band filter, but something that can look at a period in ...
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Signals sampling

I have a simple question, but sadly I'm kind of "noob" in signals theory. A signal having 4 harmonics at the following frequencies: 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 3.5kHz and 4.2 kHz. (How can a signal have harmonics "...
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How do I add more resolution / taps to an analog -> digital filter?

(I am trying to create an IIR audio filter that adds reverb to an initial sample) Say I designed an analog filter to model acoustic attenuation based on the following mathematical model: $$ I = I_0 ...
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Digital or analogue filtering?

I'm trying to self learn the art of signal processing whilst moving through my third year pure maths degree. Sorry if my terminology is incorrect however I hope I am understandable! I am looking at ...
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Is it possible to encrypt an audio wave? NFL Example

In the NFL, quarterbacks receive playcalls from coaches over their helmet's wireless interface. Someone mentioned how occasionally, these radios will pick up interference from airplanes, and that ...
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OFDM RF signal waveform

From the Wikipedia article: "An inverse FFT is computed on each set of symbols, giving a set of complex time-domain samples. These samples are then quadrature-mixed to passband in the standard way. ...
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confusion between frequency and amplitude in digital to analog and vice versa conversion

bandwidth is defined as the difference between the highest frequency and lowest frequency. amplitude is the distance between the, let's call it a crest and a trough, in a wave. cycle is the time per ...
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How can telecommunication system know which part is signal and which is noise? [closed]

When signal is received how can receiver know which part of received signal is signal and which part is noise??
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Proof-of-concept for active noise cancellation to block consistent low-frequency HVAC noise transmission

Background We live in a multi-unit building where each unit's HVAC system/closet is located directly across a party-wall from the neighboring unit's bedroom, and adjacent to a shared external curtain ...
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How to simulate analog VU meter response to audio?

I'd like to simulate the movement of an analog VU meter dial as shown below and often found on stereos and other music monitoring equipment. I just learned through this article by Rod Elliot (ESP) ...
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Amplitude ranges for different bit-depths

In Python, I am using the library Soundfile (which uses the library libsndfile) for digital sound processing. I am working with different sound files coming from different internet databases, and ...
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Analog vs digital

If there are means to process all signals after they have been captured and digitilized, why are we still designing ICs to do analog signal processing? For any giving case, can not we just digitilize ...
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How to calculate the frequency response of LTI system based on measured impedance

I have an analog circuit containing unknown resistance, capacitance, and inductance. I have measured its complex impedance across the frequency range of interest. Is there an equation that will allow ...
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Can I apply CWT on a digital signal?

First, I am so sorry for my dumb and stupid question, I am very beginner with signals. Say that I have an ultrasonic sensor cabled to an ADC (Analog to Digital Converter). The ADC converts the analog ...
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Analog Integrator Sampling Rate

What would be the effective sampling rate of an op amp analog integrator (such as the one described here ) taking in a rapidly varying signal be? Ie what time resolution would such an integrator have? ...
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Why is TV static noise always black and white?

Most modern day Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) televisions manufactured after the 1960s (after the introduction of NTSC and PAL standards) supported the circuit-based decoding of colored signals. It is well ...
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Processing digital sound in Audiokit to sound like the 1960's

I am looking to imitate 70's analog equipments sound. I was wondering is there a way to create tape saturation / distortion inside Audiokit? I want to add that and randomized tape crackles and ...
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AM modulated signal not centered at carrier frequency [closed]

I am trying to modulate the signal bl_msg_time (this is a speech signal) using DSB-SC modulation however the signal doesn't appear centered at the carrier frequency....
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Plotting the discrete time signal

Consider the following analog signal $$x(t) = 2 \sin(100\pi t)$$ The signal $x(t)$ is sampled with a sampling rate $F_s=50\textrm{Hz}$. Determine the discrete time signal. Plot the discrete time ...
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Going from digital to analog filters

I've been learning about digital signal processing for some time, and I understand the principles in the digital world, as well as the conversion of continuous filters in the s-domain to digital ...
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Separate Complicated Signal into Exponential Components

This morning, I asked a similar question about separating simple signals - with constant frequency - into exponential components. User @AndreasH suggested that a hilbert transform can do this as ...
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Relation between Normal Phase Shift of a wave and Phase Modulation

I am little confused with the Phase Modulation and the phase of a sine wave. I get the phase modulated wave from the google images as below: Phase modulation has the form: $$PM(t)=A_c \cos\big(2\pi ...
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Signal and Space/Time

I have been reading a couple of definitions on signal such as: Any quantity measurable through time over space or any higher dimension can be taken as a signal. And this, In the physical ...
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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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Two-sided impulse response and its inverse in real life

Dear StackExchange gurus, I would like to pose this question from a practical standpoint rather than a theoretical one, although perhaps some context in the latter might come useful. Real-life ...
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What is full AM used for?

What are some applications where full AM is used nowadays? Is it used at all considering the fact that it is less power-efficient than, say, AM with suppressed carrier?
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How is multiplexing on FM signals performed? [closed]

How does multiplexing differ from FM signals to AM signals. If both FM and AM shift the message signal in frequency, then is there a difference between multiplexing for FM or AM signal?
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Given a noise-free channel with limited bandwidth, why is the channel capacity infinite? [duplicate]

In the Shannon Hartley theorem, if N = 0 but B is limited, the theorem tells us that C is infinite. Why is this intuitively true? If bandwidth is limited, I can only post so many pulses per second ...
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FIR analog low-pass filter?

Is there a way to construct FIR analog low-pass filter? (By this, I believe I am asking for no-pole analog low-pass filter, in terms of Laplace transform.)
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What is the difference between continuous, discrete, analog and digital signal?

It's my first time studying DSP and I've faced a problem finding a convenient definition. Are the following definitions correct? And if so why there are some resources defining it in other terms such ...
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Low-pass elliptic filter design: equation for calculating required minimum order

In this paper on page 4 (or in slide page, 23), it describes the equation for calculating the minimum required order for elliptic filter for design specification. However, it says it is only the ...
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Is calculus background a must for learn DSP? [closed]

I'm beginner in DSP and in the literature some Authors suggest Analog (Continuous) Signal Processing a prerequisite for learn DSP. But it demands calculus background, that I do not have. Is calculus ...
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Calculation of actual analog input from bipolar ADC's output

I have a $14$-$\textrm{bit}$ ADC which can take $-10\textrm{ V}$ to $10\textrm{ V}$ as input. So, $0$ to $16383$ (digital) represents the voltage from $-10$ to $10$. If I want to get the actual ...
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Linearizing digital-analog converters

I'm looking at ways to improve the effective resolution of DACs. It seems that element mismatch (i.e. integral non-linearity) is the main contributor to distortion in modern DACs. Apart from ...
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Can we determine if a filter is butterworth or chebyshev from its physical topology?

Can all analog filters be classified as Bessel, Elliptic, Butterworth or Chebyshev? Given a physical ladder topology of several stages of {L, C or LC} in {series or parallel}, is it possible to ...
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DAC to Analog Filter to ADC

As the order of filter needed for digital information gets higher, it takes longer to process and requires more memory. Maybe analog filtering could be of use here. I know that the words analog and ...
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Two signals with the same frequency in the same area can interfere?

If one signal is transmitting form transmitter $TX_1$ with some frequency $X$ and some other transmitter $TX_2$ is sending some other signal with same frequency $X$ will there be any clash or ...
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Understanding “voltage” and “power” in SNR of a sampled signal

I'm facing a gap in my understanding of when a signal is a "voltage" signal and when it is a "power" signal that I've always managed to avoid resolving until now... First what I think I understand, ...
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How do I normalize accelerometer signals values to an relative scale?

Different smartphone devices have accelerometers manufactured by different manufacturers. Say I want to categorize vibrations recieved from various devices into one of the following scales : ...
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Dealing with quantization level limiting dsp

There is a analog signal in the form as below: $$ f(t)=A \sin(\omega(t) t+\phi)+B \sin(\omega(t-t_1) t+\phi_1) $$ Where $$B<<A$$ We are going to calculate $\phi, \phi_1, t_1 $,using dsp. But ...
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Confused about anti-aliasing in analog filters

I'm a newbeginner when it comes to signal processing. I'm reading up about anti-aliasing, Nyquist and band-pass filters. There's something I don't get: Anti-aliasing in analog filters. Lemme try to ...
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Analog signal can be discrete time?

I am new to this site and field too.I always thought analog is continuous and digital signal is discrete. I read this today and got confused about analog signal Analog can be continuous time(CT) ...
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Essential Bandwidth of rect(t/T)

Here is a question I have been trying to solve: Estimate the "essential bandwidth" of a rectangular pulse $$ g(t) = \operatorname{rect}\left(\frac{t}{T}\right), $$ with $T>0$, where this "...
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how to detect signal noise

I have data from a power transformer that has a frequency of 60 hz. Sometimes there are faults in the system and causes a large spike in the reading of the transformer. What I want to do is run the ...
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How increasing the Signal to Quantization noise increases the resolution of ADC

Inside ADC we have a quantizer, when the sampled signal is passed through it, the signal values get discretized. The number of discrete levels in which the signal is discretized is called the ...
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Designing a practical integrator

One way to describe a practical integrator ("leaky integrator") is $$ H(s) = \frac{g R}{1 + sRC} $$ I am trying to understand how to choose the values $g$, $R$ and $C$ because in practice, I will ...
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Analog Hilbert transformer

I know the FIR approach, I have seen IIR, to, but I'd like to know if it's possible to implement a Hilbert transformer in analog domain, i.e. with integrators instead of delays. Is it possible? If yes,...
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Lpcm encoded data kept on an analog source

Let us say i have some digital data placed in a wav file by lpcm method. At a sampling rate of 44.1khz i can place 5.5kb of data per second of audio by choosing two amplitudes (quantas) for each ...
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Before the birth of computers how people calculated the bandwidths?

In these days we can able to easily calculate the bandwidths with the help of technology, but in olden days where people used the analog phones, how did they calculated the bandwidths?