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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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Faster way to find the quantization level of a sample

Given a sequence of real numbers that represent a sound signal i.e [1.8, 2.2, 2.2, 1.9, -1.5, -0.7], we must quantize this sequence by dividing the range [-4, 4] to 32 equal parts. If we had to do ...
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Design Enhancement of DAC and ADC [closed]

I want to enhance my hardware performance therefore want to change current design ADC-ADS62P48 and DAC- AD9777. Please suggest part numbers for both ADC and DAC with highest performance that can be ...
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Threshold Estimation from a Linear FM Pulse Position Modulated signal

I have a signal chain to detect multi channel LFM (Linear Fm - Hann window being applied as shaping filter for the pulses) pulses as shown in picture below. (Numbers in the picture is in Hz., for ...
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Are there analog re-configurable filters?

I know that we can build a chip (or circuit) or use FPGA to have re-configurable digital filters. But how about analog filters, can we have re-configurable analog filters? thanks
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synchronize adcs with neuronal network

if i have two adcs(analog to digital converters) sampling a signal. Is it possible to synchronize the two adcs with deep learning? as far as i know, with super-resolution on image processing it is the ...
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Aperture Jitter in Digital to Analog Converters

I have noticed in the literature that there is an internally induced timing jitter inside Analog to digital converters called (aperture jitter). It is caused by the sample-and-hold circuit of the ADC. ...
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Sample and Hold Circuit at Digital to Analog Converters

Does DACs contain sample-and-hold circuits? I am a bit confused thanks
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how to do smoothing a linear noise adc signal to a exponencial curve to increase and logarithmic to decrease

I am studying methods of signal smoothing obtained in an Analog Digital converter that is operated by a common potentiometer that generates a certain noise, such potentiometer is linear and I cannot ...
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How to adjust receiver gains to avoid saturation and quantization noise to optimise post digital processing?

I am using a Hack RF One as SDR and the software GNU Radio to receive and process signals emitted from a drone. Given that the drone is moving and is emitting signals from a wide zone, received signal ...
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what is the DNL of flash converter

i have a flash ADC converter with 1V vref and idial ressistors but in the comparator i have standart deviation of 3mV. how do i calculate from the the standart deviation of the whole device(DNL INL)? ...
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Are resolution increase and noise reduction from oversampling mutually exclusive?

Oversampling a signal means sampling it with a significantly higher sampling frequency than the Nyquist rate. As far as I know, there are three advantages: Easier design of anti alias filter Increase ...
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How to Compensate for Frequency Offset in single carrier transmission Using Coarse and Fine Compensation?

How to compensate for the frequency offset of a PAM, PSK, or QAM signal when we are using single carrier transmission, I am looking for algorithms, explanations to be able to carry out the ...
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Reconstruction of Contiuous - Time Signals

In terms of analog signals, we can represent digital signal as : $$ x[n] \triangleq x_{a}(nT) = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}X_{a}(f) \, e^{j2\pi f nT} \ \mathrm{d}f $$ While if we focused on the integral ...
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How to plot noise shaped spectrum of First order Incremental Sigma Delta ADC's output?

A little background: This question is about viewing the output spectrum of incremental delta sigma modulators (IDSM). IDSM is a subcategory of general delta sigma modulators where the integrators are ...
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What does an ADC DNL specification mean, exactly?

I'm looking at the differential non-linearity specification for an Analog-Digital converter. The spec sheet claims that the DNL ranges from -1LSB to +1LSB, with a typical value of $\pm$0.6LSB. What ...
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Does delta-sigma ADC also reduce Gaussian noise on input signal to ADC or just quantization noise?

The motive for posing this questions arises from a difference of analysis between a colleague an myself. Our general environment is in the construction of an analog front-end which takes in signals ...
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Why use a 1-bit ADC in a Sigma Delta Modulator?

When looking at the discrete model of a Sigma-Delta Modulator as shown below, we can see that the quantizer is modelled as a white-noise source $e[n]$. From this model, we can derive the noise shaping ...
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Sigma Delta Sampling

I am using a Sigma Delta ADC and really understood the working of it I need to sample a signal at 8.5 Mhz. The SD ADC has a Demodulator and decimating FIR filter The Oversampling ratio options are 32/...
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A/D converter quantization noise

I read that in A/D converter we usually use rounding or two's complement truncation and not the sign magnitude or 1's complement truncation as in this case the quantization error is correlated to the ...
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DAC ADC for BPSK modulation

I have written Matlab script for BPSK modulation. The way my code works is as follow: series of 0 and 1----> NRZ data (continuous rectangular pulses with amplitude -1 and 1)--->multiply by carrier----...
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DAC and ADC architecture in SDRs

What are the DAC and ADC architectures in SDRs for inphase and quadrature phase channels? Do we have separate ADC and DAC for each channel or there is some clever way that they are multiplexed to ...
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ZOH DAC amplitude formula testing

We have an expression shown in red bellow for non ideal DAC ZOH,which links the sampling frequency to the amplitude loss of the input signal. I took $f_b=1kHz$ and $f_{noise}=4kHz$ $f_{in}=f_b+f_{...
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Calculating dBFS for I/Q

I'm trying to figure out how to calculate the dBFS for a complex input. I have an AD9361 part which has a 16-bit A/D and I believe outputs I and Q samples. Now I know you can calculate the dBFS for a ...
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Modeling ADC in Active Noise Cancellation

I'm tinkering in Matlab with a problem that's very similar to active noise cancellation. In the literature, the secondary path is described as the transfer function from the output of the adaptive ...
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Does FFT magnitude of recorded sound depends on the sound card used?

Based on some reading, here's my understanding of how sound recording works: Microphone outputs a voltage based on sound pressure. The microphone voltage is amplified and the amplified voltage goes ...
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Calculating filter coefficients of a Moving average with error correction

I have an oversampling ADC where I need to correct Gain/offset errors 'during' each conversion. This also links to my previous question - Moving average and linearization of two piecewise linear ...
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DC Spur in DAC output

I have a design in which a signal from ADC is filtered and then played by DAC. In FPGA the real signal is converted to quadrature using DDS with 70 MHz frequency. After filtering, the baseband signal ...
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Conversion from counts to dB

I have a sound signal, recorded by a hydrophone, which units are counts. I would like to convert the counts into dB re uPa (Decibels relative to microPascals), is that possible?
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How to add a particular noise on a signal?

I have a simple ADC model (an input signal == sampled signal ). The adc should be modelled as with following values: 1.5 V (peak to peak).. meaning --> +1.5 V --> 0 dBFS ... how to do this ? The ...
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Difference between formula of SNR and SQNR?

Is there any difference between formula/expressionsof SNR and SQNR? where SNR is Signal to noise ratio and SQNR is signal to quantization noise . The following DSP SE question shows both SNR and SQNR ...
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How we can quantize a sampled signal in MATLAB?

I have a continuous time signal $x(t)=\sin(2πft)$ where $0 \leq t \leq 3$. I want to sample the continuous time signal and then quantize that sampled signal and then plot both sampled and quantized ...
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Is it theoretically possible to perfectly quantize a continuous signal?

So, I'm completely new to digital signal processing, but while reading a piece this morning about quantization it got me daydreaming: could a machine ever be fast enough to sample the position and ...
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ADC sampling rate implications Matlab/Simulink M-PSK modulation

I am trying to find a way to evaluate what would be the minimum sampling rate used in a modulated waveform using matlab / Simulink. The real scenario would be let say a M-PSK waveform of Y bandwidth ...
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confusion sampling vs quantization?

while converting analog signal to digital equivalent,we have a process that is called analog to digital conversion and it has two main steps/stages sampling and quantization? I am confused whether y ...
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Understanding shift in Q values?

Can any one help me understand why there is a shift in Q values? It seems there is a DC offset/bias. How do I remove it or set it accordingly to make it equal to the I values/waveform? I am using a ...
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Realize Simulink block “Ideal ADC Quantizer” in Matlab

Yesterday I posted following topic: "FFT alternates '0' for a quantized SIN wave". During post editing I was perturbed by some affair, I didn't formulate correctly the problem. So, my post was blocked ...
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Is there a relation between the dead zone of sigma delta modulator and filter order?

This question refers to the link https://pure.tue.nl/ws/portalfiles/portal/1546321/521243.pdf. In chapter 4 it discusses the topic of dead zone, which appears in the delta sigma modulator. Dead zone ...
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Nyquist sampling theorem / Nyquist - Shannon theorem evaluation over M-PSK

I am trying to simulate an M-PSK Tx-Rx System on Simulink and analyse what the effect of sampling rate reduction would have on it. More, particular I am trying to prove what Nyquist sampling theorem ...
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Sample & Hold: Estimate jitter delay of an ADC

I've got a question regarding the effects of sample and hold. My input signal is $x$, and my output signal $x_{SH}$. The error between the signals is $e_{SH} = x_{SH}-x$. The sampling frequency is ...
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Quantization error in sampling

Consider the analog signal, $$x(t) = 2\cos(3000\pi t)+3\sin(4000\pi t)+7\cos(6000\pi t)$$ If the sampling rate is 8000 samples per second and quantized at 8 bits, find: Discrete values at any two ...
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What is the minimum and maximum cutoff frequencies for the antialiasing filter for this ADC?

https://www.analog.com/en/products/ad9675.html https://www.analog.com/media/en/technical-documentation/data-sheets/AD9675.pdf It says in the data sheet that the Anti-Aliasing Filter has : "...
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Do Audio Interface manufacturers use A-weighted Measurements to make specs look better?

Recently I came across a reputed music-tech teacher who said audio interface manufacturers use A-weighted measurements to show dynamic range in their specs so that they look better on spec sheets and ...
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Moving average and linearization of two piecewise linear systems

I have 2 oversampling ADC's running parallelly, each to process data in a specific range of the input as shown below: Each ADC can process only half cycle range of a sine wave. Each ADC adds its own ...
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Sampling - Higher order harmonics

I have been studying about the sampling theorem and it seems that even though we sample at a frequency with the nyquist criterion, the harmonics (due to sampling process) remain within the nyquist ...
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Higher order harmonics during sampling

I am studying about the sampling theorem in conjunction for ADC. I got little confused while reading about aliased frequencies. I see that as per the Nyquist theorem, the sampling frequency (fs) ...
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Analog to digital conversion using Python

I'm a beginner. I try emulate analog signal conversion to digital (including sampling by time and quantizing by level) using Python. Here is my code: ...
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Calculating SFDR from FFT of ADC output

A few months ago, as part of my summer internship, I had performed interfacing of an ADC with FPGA (Zynq-7000). The goal was to take an analog signal from a signal generator, feed it to the ADC and ...
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Bandwidth with complex sampling

On the transmit side, I have a 20 MHz carrier frequency carrying a signal with bandwidth of 40 MHz (so 0 Hz to 40 MHz, center at 20 MHz). On the receive side, I have a dual channel ADC with each ...
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Very fundamental question: by what number do you divide your ADC counts?

What number is it correct to divide by your ADC counts as a first step in converting counts to voltage? For example, in a 10 bit ADC, is it correct to divide by 1024 or 1023? I have always divided by ...
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Proper way to implement a decimation

I have an input signal with bandwidth 2.5 MHz. Let's say it's filtered using analog Butterworth low-pass filter. I would like to sample the signal using AD9203 10-bit 40 Msps ADC. If I understand ...