# Questions tagged [decimation]

Decimation is a technique for reducing the number of samples in a discrete-time signal.

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### Why would I leave a signal oversampled?

I can't think of a better way for asking this question so I will start with an example. Suppose that I have an input signal with a max frequency of 50Hz (sampled at 100Hz). Now the signals of interest ...
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### Downsampling a signal with decimate

I'm experimenting with decimating a signal, in this case a unit impulse. I'm using Python, with pylab. First, I create a unit impulse, and decimate it by 5. ...
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### Python's $\tt resample$ vs $\tt resample\_poly$ vs $\tt decimate$

I have multiple signals each measured with a sampling rate 300Hz. They are mostly periodic, although there are some parts of some of the signals, that seem to be random and do not follow the rest of ...
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### Design of the low pass filter when decimating

I am filtering an audio signal into various sub-bands in C and would like to decimate the signal by 2 in the lower frequency bands to reduce processing overhead. I get that this involves low-pass ...
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### Timing syncronisation using polyphase decimation filter

This question is regarding application of polyphase decimation filter in symbol time correction. How does choosing a perticular "polyphase branch" in a polyphase decimation filter result in timing ...
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### Downsample: resample vs antialias fitlering + decimation

I have a discrete signal sampled @Fs. I need to downsample it to Fs/k. Main reason is to reduce signal bandwidth and speed up computation : I'm only interested in a reduced bandwidth < Fs/2k. Some ...
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### Image Pyramid Without Decimation

I have an image processing algorithm which uses Gaussian and Laplacian Pyramid Decomposition. At each level of the pyramid the algorithm decimates the previous level by a factor of 2. The LPF the ...
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### Understanding audio downsampling code (JavaScript) and adapting to a different ratio

I inherited responsibility for some audio downsampling code that I don't fully understand: ...
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### Difference between Sub Sampling and Down Scaling of Images

I know that there are many ways to upscale (interpolate) an image using bilinear, bicubic, sinc... Somehow, these same algorithms can also be used to downscale an image. But when it comes to ...
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### Basic method for 2x oversampling?

I would like to know if the following method of 2x oversampling is correct: Interpolate: Take an original signal sampled at 44100Hz as input Upsample by adding a zero after each original sample to ...
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### Can you decimate / downsample a signal in frequency domain just like you can interpolate / upsample it?

To interpolate a signal I can just zero pad it in the frequency domain. If I want to decimate the signal, can I just discard some part of the frequency domain? So in MATLAB this works: ...
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### Does lowpass filtering and decimating improve SNR?

I did not manage to find clear answers to this question: does decimation after an appropriate lowpass filter improve the signal to noise ratio? To investigate this question, I considered data ...
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### Besides computational costs, is filtering, decimating, then filtering different from just filtering?

Background: I have a variety of BPSK which uses a raised cosine transmitted pulse shape: $$h(t) = {1 \over 2}\, (1+\cos(\pi t))\, \Pi(t/2)$$ After matched filtering in the receiver, the end result ...
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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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### Reordering frequency translation and decimation

I'm trying to understand the behavior of two different methods of decimating and frequency translating a signal. At this point, I'm only swapping the translation and decimation; I'm not doing any ...
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### Downsampling/Decimation - When is well done?

I am working on decimation of signal, and I want to know which is the best way to understand if the downsampling is well done or not. At the moment I am comparing the FFT of the source signal and the ...
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### How to design very narrow, sharp lowpass filters - Only DC needed?

I asked exact the same here one year ago: One year ago question I asked this question again here, because after one year, I have learned more about DSP and am thinking ways to improve it. Filter ...
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### How to design very narrow band, very sharp low pass filters - Only DC needed?

I am using a DSP processor to sample signals at 108kHz and I only want to get the DC part out of it. Such a high sampling rate is used because I want to use oversampling to reduce quantization noises. ...
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### Interpolated FIR (IFIR) for decimation

I'm interested in implementing an optimized 5x decimation stage. However it seems the resources needed are significantly more than 4x or 8x composed of cascaded 2x stages. For general purpose FIR ...