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the difference between the upper and lower frequencies in a contiguous set of frequencies

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Loop bandwidth for symbol timing recovery

I am trying to design the Symbol timing recovery (STR) block of DVBS Receiver. How should I chose the loop bandwidth and damping ratio for determining the loop filter coefficients $k_1$ and $k_2$? ...
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What is the ideal FIR length, given a specific pulse length?

I am trying to ascertain what the 'ideal' FIR filter length should be, given the pulse length $T_p$ of a windowed sinusoid in noise that I seek to filter. As parameters into an FIR filter that I ...
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Minimum bandwidth condition in FSK

I know that FSK occupies a larger bandwidth compared other keying schemes, $$ BW= f_1 -f_2 +2R_b $$ where $f_1$ and $f_2$ are carrier frequencies and $R_b$ is the bit rate. For achieving a ...
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What is the bandwidth of a (real) sinusoidal tone, and pulse?

I would like to know how to go about calculating the bandwidth of: A constant (real) sinusoidal tone A (real) sinusoidal pulse. The question is as simple as that, but I am having a hard time with ...
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Additive Gaussian white noise - bandwidth

The average power at output when additive Gaussian white noise is present is given by the formula below: $$P_0 = \int\limits_{-B}^{B} \frac N2\ df ,\quad \text{with $B$ being the bandwidth.}$$ My ...
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Confusion with regards to units in Sinc pulse

I am currently reading a section in the Handbook for MRI Pulse Sequence book where it says that the time-bandwidth product for a SINC pulse is given by: $$ T \Delta f = Z $$ where $T$ is the length ...
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Extracting multiple signals to baseband

How can I extract a signal to baseband? Rather that just listen to one signal at a time, I want to take advantage of my RTL-SDR's 2mhz bandwidth and listen to multiple FM signals at the same time. I ...
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What is bit rate? How is it related to bandwidth? [closed]

I am very confused about when to use bandwidth as bit rate and where not. Are these terms one and the same?
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What is Typical RTP Packet size for H.264 video transmission

I am encoding my video using JM reference software. The encoded file is divided into RTP packets. I can set a RTP packet size in bytes using configuration file. But i am unable to find what should be ...
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Signal's Fundamental Frequency is different from Plotted Signal

I've been attempting to plot the following function using MATLAB: $$ x(k)=\sum_{n=11}^{50} \sqrt{n} \sin (2n\pi k) +\sum_{n=1}^{40}\sqrt[3]{n} \sin (3n\pi k) $$ Note that $k$ is a continuous variable....
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Is there a proof that equal bandwidths have equal information-carrying capacity?

Consider a continuous channel, band-limited to the $[f_{\text{min}},\,f_{\text{max}}]$ frequency window. A well-known statement says that, as far as the dependence on the frequencies, the information-...
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Relation between bandwidth and data rate

I have trouble understanding the following from wikipedia - Bandwidth (Signal Processing) A key characteristic of bandwidth is that any band of a given width can carry the same amount of ...
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Estimating pole radius of formant filter from bandwidth

I wish to design an all-pole formant filter by specifying frequency θ (between 0 and π radians for Nyquist) and bandwidth Φ such that the response of the filter at θ-Φ and at θ+Φ should be roughly 50% ...
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I do not understand this simple bandstop filter example

I have a periodic signal like this one with period $T=120$: I would like to apply a bandstop filter to the signal, the stop band should go from 90% of $\frac{1}{T}$ to 110% of $\frac{1}{T}$. So I ...
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Given a discrete signal, how to get bandwidth and duration under MATLAB?

Is there any kind of built-in function or formula that I can use to conveniently compute the (effective) bandwidth and (effective) duration of a given digital signal with known sampling frequency?
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Time-bandwidth product and uncertainty on harmonics

For a signal that is not corrupted with noise, how is the time-bandwidth product affecting the uncertainty or error introduced when extracting the fundamental frequency ? I mean, instead of choosing ...
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I still get aliasing of my signal, even though I stay below the Nyquist frequency. What am I missing?

Thanks in advance for any help with my newbie question. I've been consulting quite a large number of resources in order to understand how I can create and playback a nice sawtooth without aliasing, ...
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How to calculate the bandwidth of a continuous signal?

Can someone please explain how to compute the bandwidth of a signal? Like why the bandwidth of $5\sin(2t)$ is $0$ and of $\sin(2t) + \sin(3t)$ is $1$? Thanks.
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Bandwidth of a trimmed sinus wave

I generate a sinus which duration is 15ms and frequeuncy of 13KHz. Is its bandwidth is (1/15ms) ? Or in other words, BW = 66.6Hz? I ask that because I have two freqs in my system: 13K & 13.1K. I ...
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How to calculate the required bandwidth from a spectrum diagram? [FM]

For example from this diagram.
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Spectrum analyser and resolution bandwidth

For the preliminary part of a lab I had to do, I was asked the following question: I get how to do 1.1, but with 1.2, I really don't get what's going on; I really would've thought that the resolution ...
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Sampling rate in Wifi 802.11 -> 20 MHz enough with a BW of 20 MHz?

In a Wifi 802.11n context, I'm looking to find the sampling rate to perform some processing on the signal and I've something I cannot understand : in the book Next Generation Wireless LAN's: 802.11n ...
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Matlab coding for bandwidth interval

I have time domain history data. Then, I convert it into FFT to get the frequency domain history data. The problem is, how to determine the bandwidth of the FFT data? Is it automatically synchronize ...
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Difference between the use of 'bandwidth' in DSP and computer networking

As far as I know, bandwidth is measured in herz or 'radian/second' in digital signal processing or in analog communications. But in computer networking it is measured in 'bits/second'. I don't get ...
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Internet from Direct Broadcast Serivce

Internet is very much costly in India , like 3-5 USD per GB @ 3G networks and even in broadband 100 USD for a unlimited banwith for 2 MBps but here DTH (Direct-To-Home broadcast service ) is very ...
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fundamental question regarding bandwidth

What I've learnt so far is that, if we change a time-domain signal into frequency domain, its bandwidth shows the range of frequency of radio waves that required to generate such signal. However, for ...
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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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Bandwidth of an energy signal

I'm studying for my midterm , and I'm struggling with finding bandwidths. I have this energy spectral density : $\Psi(f)= { 1 \over \sqrt { 1 + ({f \over B }) ^2} }$ , and I need to find the $3$...
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What's the essential bandwidth of the unit step function?

The Fourier spectrum is in the Figure, how to find the essential bandwidth?
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How is noise variance related to bandwidth?

I have to calculate asymptotic coding gain with soft decision decoding over an uncoded reference system. Lets say the coded system requires a bandwidth $k$ times higher than the bandwidth of the ...
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Bandwidth of a composite signal

How to find bandwidth of a composite signal that can be decomposed into five sine waves with given frequencies and having all peak amplitudes same ?
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Noise analysis with periodogram. problem with different resolutions

I don't understand what happened in my simulation. I would like to perform a trade off between 2 ways to estimate power in frequency bands. I want to detect spurious frequencies. First method: I ...
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Looking for an algorithm that computes weighted average of frequencies intensity from narrow band in spectrograph

I am searching for the algorithm that takes (audio) signal as an input and outputs weighted intensity of the frequencies of some narrow band (axis X) in time (axis Y). Frequency in the middle of that ...
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Calculate cutoff frequency of filtered data

I am processing data which was put through a low pass filter at some point. Looking at the FFT, I can see that it is less than the Nyquist rate. I am trying to filter another set of data so that the ...
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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?
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Creating a time domain filter from a frequency domain plot

In figure 11.23 of Monzingo's Introduction to Adaptive Arrays, the author uses a sinewave in the frequency domain to model the amplitude ripple in the passband of a channel of a receiver. What does ...
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How to calculate BW ofdm?

HI I have these specification for an OFDM program I was wondering, what is the bandwidth and the sampling frequency? I'm not a student of Digital signal processing, hence I am so confused. ...
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Effects of sampling rate approaching the Nyquist frequency? (not undersampling)

I understand that you need to sample at a frequency greater than or equal to the Nyquist frequency to reconstruct a signal/aliasing etc. I read though that a "more conservative" approach is to sample ...
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what is proper setting for Fb,Fc in Complex morlet wavelet (cmor)?

I am using Cmor-Fb-FC wavelet transform in matlab environment. Fb is bandwidth and Fc is center frequency parameters. with trail and error procedure I select Fb-Fc as 5-1, and I've got rational output....
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Technique of sampling a high-frequency signal (Mhz) with a lower sampling rate (khz)?

I currently have a .wav signal that was recorded at a 48 kHz sample rate, with a central frequency of 5.260 MHz and bandwidth of 4 kHz. I'm trying to get some information from this signal, ...
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Why can't we just make all wireless networks use integer multiples of base frequency?

I always wondered why transmission capacity depends on bandwidth. For example, let us say that there is an isolated island. In this island, people decide that all wireless networks use frequencies ...
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Noise Equivalent Bandwith of IIR and FIR Filters?

How do you calculate the noise equivalent bandwidth for an IIR or FIR filter?
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Effect of bandwidth reduction in bit growth

I just want to ask, whenever you reduce a bandwidth of signal by filtering, I wonder why do you need to improve the number of bits used to represent that signal. The number of bit growth is $$\frac{1}...
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What factors determine synchronous signal transmission ability of a channel?

So I am Designing a system which would be able to send and receive stereo voice signals.( like a telephone but with full-band stereo voice signals) here is an example to make my question clearer. In ...
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How are signal bandwidth and MSPS related?

In various software defined radios, there are three important parameters to set when receiving: frequency, bandwidth and MSPS (million samples per second?). What does it mean to receive with a triple ...
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What is the essential bandwidth with the given function?

Let the function be $$ f(t) = e^{-3t} u(t -1) $$ The criterion is set at 70% of the total signal energy. I know how to find total energy, but not how to find the the $W$ (or frequency) at which the ...
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Bandwidth of a communication system

As a rule of thumb, the bandwidth of a communication system with a complex signal must be equal to the bit-rate or symbol-rate? Besides, after reading this post, it is not clear for me how a band-...
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Detecting the original bandwidth of upsampled recordings

I have a set of recordings sampled at 16khz, but some of them are upsampled from 11khz and some from 8khz. Quite some of the recordings are noisy. What is the best way to classify the recordings ...
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Laser diode bitrate datasheet

I'm a student studying communications engineering. I'm trying to understand why this particular laser diode is made for 155 Mbps and 622 Mbps. I'm thinking that the bitrate is entirely dependent ...
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Varying signal bandwidth with two signal generators

I would like to emulate a signal with bandwidth (like BPSK) for some testing, but the two signal generators I have access to do not have any BPSK options installed. If I know the frequency (2462MHz) ...