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Nyquist Frequency Phase Shift

The figure below shows in dashed lines sinusoidal signals of the same frequency at three different phase shifts. The signals are then sampled such that the sinusoidal frequency is exactly a half of ...
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what's the pass band ripple and stop band attenuation of a digital filter?

Hi i'm a beginner in signal processing i want to know what'sthe pass band ripple and stop band attenuation of a digital filter ? Thanks.
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What is the difference between continuous, discrete, analog and digital signal?

It's my first time studying DSP and I've faced a problem finding a convenient definition. Are the following definitions correct? And if so why there are some resources defining it in other terms such ...
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Digital Distortion effect algorithm

I read the DAFX book by Udo Zölzer about the distortion effect at pages 124-125 and it says that suitable simulation of the distortion is given by the function: $$f(x)=\frac{x}{|x|}\left(1-e^{x^2/|x|}...
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Why is CDMA not enough for wireless communication?

I have a question about CDMA, FDMA and TDMA. I don't understand why we suffer from limited capacity when we have CDMA. I can understand the limitation in FDMA and TDMA, as time and frequency are ...
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Z-Transform and DFT

I have $$H(z) = \frac{\left[b_0 + b_1 \cdot z^{-1}\right]}{\left[1 + a_1z^{-1} + a_2 \cdot z^{-2}\right]}$$. Why is it that I can calculate the spectrum between $0$ and $0.5 \cdot f_s$ by calculating ...
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Why is cos(n/6) aperiodic?

This is a very common example in most Signal Processing books I have come across. x(n) = cos($\frac{n}{6}$) is a non-periodic discrete signal because it doesn't satisfy the periodicity condition for ...
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What does one need to know in order to build a software synthesizer?

For someone who has some experience in software development, loves his synths and knows the [very] basics of digital audio representation, what are the first steps he should follow in order to program ...
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Carrier frequency offset (CFO) estimation using cyclic prefix

I understand the cyclic prefix, but in (1) it's said that: "If we consider that the channel effect is minimal and can be neglected. then the phase difference of the CP and the OFDM symbol which the ...
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Explanation of binning in frequency analysis post-FFT

I am creating an Android app which records sound for t seconds at a sampling rate of 44.1kHz with a buffer size of 8192 (16 bit mono samples). I need to plot a ...
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Ignoring Nyquist

What happens if I ignore Nyquist? I have a 16.368MHz digital signal coming out of a GPS front-end chip. My microcontroller (which is reading that digital stream of data) operates at a maximum of ...
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Discrete signal vs digital signal?

Is there any difference between the two? When we say discrete signal, does it only imply that the x-axis or time is discrete? Or it can also mean discrete amplitudes on the y-axis? Or is the signal ...
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Digital Panning Effect

To get a panning effect I know that there is a need for a Circular Matrix. The angle is can be set as a default or I can let the user to select the angle. So if the angle is $\theta$, the circular ...
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The selection of the amplitude of the signal, consisting of rectangular pulses, at different frequencies

I already asked a similar question, but did not receive an answer and did not find a solution, I want to make another attempt to get to the bottom of the truth. There is a signal consisting of ...
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