Questions tagged [analog-to-digital]

An analog-to-digital converter (ADC, A/D, or A-to-D) is a system that converts an analog signal into a digital signal.

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Flash ADC's nonlinear output and response

I don't understand this paragraph about flash ADC. A flash converter can produce a non-linear output which is an additional advantage. The voltage divider network consists of equal-value resistors ...
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Phase locked loop for three phase grid

I have been implementing a control software where one of its core functionalities is the ability to synchronize with the three phase grid. Basically I need to implement some form of the phase locked ...
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Can Oversampling help to mitigate the effect of additive white gaussian noise?

Oversampling the signal at the receiver's ADC is a common technique to improve the ADC's resolution, dynamic range and to improve the signal to noise ratio (SNR) due to ADC quantizaiton noise, thermal ...
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How to find peak value of an analog signal efficiently after sampling in the digital domain?

I have a bandlimited analog signal for which I want to find the peak value in real time. The signal is sampled and processed digitally at just enough sampling rate. Since the peak of the analog signal ...
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Filter to eliminate a 60 Hz frequency range

I have a analog signal that is converted into a discrete-time signal with an ideal A/D converter with a sampling frequency $fs$. The bandwidth of the signal of interest is $1 kHz$. The resulting ...
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LPF in the stage of IQ demodulator is it a analgor filter or digital filter?

I recently designed the LPF of the IQ demodulator using the Butterworth LPF refering to https://dspillustrations.com/pages/posts/misc/baseband-up-and-downconversion-and-iq-modulation.html. But I have ...
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Question regarding sampling rate of sine wave

I am trying to determine my sampling rate, or the delay between each sample, but I am a little unsure if my math is correct. I have generated a sine wave f = 1000 Hz...
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Difficulty absorbing Idea of interpolation?

I am trying to develop my understand of interpolation and signal reconstruction and uptill now i have understood that there are 3 commonly studied types of interpolation 1)Zero order hold ...
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Should we use a digital low pass or high pass filter to remove sensor bias?

Consider a continuous signal oversampled at, say $2 \;kHz$, and then system digital low pass filtered to a $100\;Hz$ frequency which is the control loop frequency. It is known that there is some bias ...
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Question on PCM Sampling and Quantization order

I had a doubt in my mind regarding the orders of sampling and quantization in PCM. What is the impact if the order is reversed, that is, the continuous time signal is first quantized and then sampled? ...
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How to apply settings for mu law

I am trying to understand reconstruction of analog signal I am using the files available on mediafire There are two files, M-files through which we get input values from user and then feed those ...
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piecewise-quadratic vs piecewise-cubic vs higher order polynomial interpolation?

There is a question available on DSP SE that mentions types of interpolation used for signal reconstruction but there isn't any mention about the difference between piecewise-quadratic,piecewise-cubic ...
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Zero order hold interpolation and Nearest-neighbor interpolation?

Is there any difference between Zero order hold interpolation and Nearest-neighbor interpolation I want to perform zero order hold interpolation in MATLAB,but there isn't any information about zero ...
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Measuring sine amplitude with ADC

My problem is similar to this one: Measure Sine Wave Amplitude from ADC Signal I have a microcontroller that produces a sine wave by means of its DAC. I can choose the frequency anywhere between about ...
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Beginner Educational Resources

New member here. Recently got hired into a mid level EE position. Have a BSEE but performed more radar performance analysis at a higher system level previously. In my new group we're doing a lot of ...
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Triangular dither - What does it mean to say that an input signal is uncorrelated with the dither

In the oft-cited ADC dithering appnote: Oversampling Techniques using the TMS320C24x Family http://www.ti.com/lit/pdf/spra461, it notes under triangular dither: However, this approach requires that ...
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How to find the minimum no of bits required to express the filter coefficients in fixed point format from Histogram plot?

I have designed a filter in MATLAB and now I have to convert the filter coefficient in fixed point format from floating point format. For that my professor asked me to find histogram first and then ...
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Logic analyzer for acquiring EEG signals?

Is it possible? I haven't found anything about it on the internet. I found a logic analyzer here, which is marketed as having the capability to monitor analog signals too: "One useful feature of ...
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How to simulate a continuous signal passing through a capacitor (simple coupling capacitor)

the differential equation for the current flowing through a serial capacitor (see for example https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/direct-current/chpt-13/capacitors-and-calculus/) indicates that ...
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ADC sampling rate and signal bandwidth for FHSS

If i am correct; for a radio receiver the ADC sample rate will have to be higher than at least twice the BW of the data (disregarding sparse sampling techniques). So for frequency hopping spread ...
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Electric Bass with RJ45 Digital Output

I'm working on a project bass guitar with individual outputs per string using Nu pickups from Cycfi Research: https://www.cycfi.com/ The common sense approach is to simply take their circular ...
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Quantization error of SAR-ADCs

My question is related to the quantization error and the functionality of SAR-ADCs. In general, the quantization error of an ADC is defined as +-0.5LSB. If this concept is correct a voltage that ...
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I/Q sampling with just one ADC

Usually I/Q sampling is performed on two signals with a 90° phase shift using separate ADCs. Suppose I have only a single (fast) ADC available to perform I/Q sampling, which approaches do exist? Is ...
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transfer function of a sampler in the s domain

I would like to modelize my whole system into the S-domain. This is a mixed system, there a numerical part (corrector, ADC, DAC) and an analogic part (plant transfer function, sensors, etc...). I know ...
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Increasing ADC output accuracy

Say we have a 12-bit ADC with 30 MHz sampling frequency. I want to perform several DSP operations on output digital signal so that resulting signal would have increased accuracy to 14 bits and output ...
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Oversampling in quantization

Q: It is said that "to maintain the same quality in the two cases, we require that the power spectral densities remain the same". Why is this a measure of the same quality? Why is not the ...
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Condition for aliasing

Which one of the following is the condition of aliasing? (a) Tails of the replicas enter into the Nyquist interval (b) The tails of the replicas enter into the Nyquist interval and add to the ...
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Timbre vs sound via oscilloscope

My understanding is that a distinct sound will generate waves of identical amplitude and frequency, but that most things (such as people's voices, music intsruments, etc) produce multiple distinct &...
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Using oversampling to increase resolution of a DC-signal as input

Currently I'm working on a project which uses oversampling to increase the resolution of a 12 bit ADC to a maximum of 16 bits. My goal is to fully understand the theory behind oversampling and why it ...
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Sampling interval $T$ as a multiplier in digital processing of a continuous-time signals

[from: Discrete-Time Signal Processing, Oppenheim and Schafer, p.224] Q: Why do we have $T$ as multiplier in $TY_a(j\Omega)$ in Eq.155?
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Is this an error in Oppenheim and Schafer's Discrete-Time Signal Processing?

In Discrete-Time Signal Processing by Alan V. Oppenheim and Ronald W. Schafer (3rd Ed.), in Figure 4.47 the input of D/A converter is $\hat{y}[n]$ but later in Figure 4.64 the input of D/A converter ...
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Why do we need DFT when we already have DTFT?

We already have DTFT so why do we need DFT? Please don't write DTFT is used for discrete, aperiodic signal which transfers in the frequency domain to periodic and continuous, but in DFT is discrete ...
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How can I do a validity check of an FFT

The aim is to identify problems in an ADC FFT simulation in an early phase of the simulation using the output bitstream of the ADC. The reason is to avoid long simulation times while using wrong data. ...
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Measuring the frequency of the Analog input signal of an ADC, which is operated by Raspberry PI

I'm building a monitoring package for a sensor via a raspberry PI and an ADC, which reads the analog signal (for the moment from a DC power supply instead the real sensor) and transfer it to my ...
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Understanding this Hanning Window implemented in microcontroller

I'm trying to calculate RMS of an AC signal which input frequency may vary from 40 to 70 Hz. I would like to use a window function because it accounts for frequency variations and also my ADC sampling ...
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Response time of residual current device and sampling times

The table below is from this document: Schneider RCD When the maximum response of the device is 40 mS, does it measure current doing RMS or peak detection? The document does not explicitly say it. ...
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Output signal is being attenuated after the Biquad filter direct Form 1, why?

Thought this would deserve a separate post on its own. What's going on is that I finally got my low pass digital filter working on the STM32H753ZI using the PMODI2S2 peripheral and I noticed the ...
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DSP low pass filter (IIR) no longer works when changed to a new MCU

Having troubles understanding why a DSP low pass filter was that working on the M4 is no longer working on an M7. I recently switched over to a STM32H753ZI from a STM32L432KC. In addition to switching ...
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Increasing SNR and Dynamic Range using Oversampling

How much gain in dynamic range and SNR can be expected if we are to oversample a signal with fixed analog input bandwidth. For Example if I have a analog filter at the input which limits the bandwidth ...
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How to modify zeros and poles in a delta-sigma modulator loop?

In this specific case, I am modeling a delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter with a basic loop in which the output $V$ is fed back with unity gain to be subtracted from the previously sampled input $...
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OFDM Signal Recovery with DAC & ADC

I have implemented 256-QAM based OFDM design on FPGA. The data flow is as follows - QAM -> Hermitian Symmetry -> IFFT -> Pilot Insertion -> Cyclic Prefix I have done Hermitian Symmetry ...
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Downsampling vs. ADC with lower Sample-Rate

I would like to know in general where the advantages and disadvantages are: Downsampling of a high sampled continuous analog signal in FPGA or µC and Direct use of a lower sampling rate, i.e. using ...
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How to calculate Integral Non Linearity (INL) the direct way

In the situation bellow we have a 3bit Analog to Digital Converter (ADC). where avarage the LSB from the non ideal system is I want to calculate the Integral Non Linearity (INL) purely from the ...
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FSK technique to superpose the digital communication on top of 4–20 mA signals

I start a working with HART devices and I really try to understand how digital data is transferred trough 4-20ma current loop. I start read this article: https://instrumentationtools.com/hart-...
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minimum oversampling factor for D/A converter

Consider a D/A converter for audio signals consisiting of a zero-order-hold interpolator followed by a continuous-time lowpass filter with positive passband between 0 and 20KHz and stopband starting ...
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D/A converter with

I am trying to figure out how to consider digital-to-analog conversion and how to consider oversampling based on a course I am taking online and figuring out the logic behind this. Unfortunately there ...
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μ-law compression technique

In μ-law compression formula i have always seen that the value of Xmax and Ymax is always same but can they be different?
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DC bias from ADC in frequency detection scenarios

In real-world applications where a frequency or multiple frequencies need to be detected from a digital signal that comes from an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), what are the typical 0 Hz (direct ...
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Snapshot of a signal

I need to understand what a snapshot of a signal is. Suppose I have a signal of duration, say, 10 microseconds from multiple channels and that the ADC samples every 20 nanoseconds from each channel. ...
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Do we have to insert the DC null in OFDM when using RF direct sampling ADC architecture?

Generally, DC Nulls are added in OFDM because zero-IF receivers don't pass the DC component. But what if I use an RF direct sampling architecture? Will there be DC offset? If not, then is it okay not ...