# 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Does FFT magnitude of recorded sound depends on the bit depth 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 ...
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### How does harmonic distortion occur in ADCs?

We are currently testing an ADC at my workplace and the Total Harmonic Distortion is an important spec. It got me to thinking as to how it occurs in the first place 1) Can there be harmonic ...