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### Difference between Digital signal and Discrete signal

I have just started studying Digital Signal Processing. Can someone explain what is the difference between a Discrete Signal and a Digital Signal in simple words? Thanks in advance !
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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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### 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 is IQ Data?

I have no background in telecommunication. Could anyone please explain to me what is the IQ data in telecommunication? It will be best to explain it with some basic analogies. Many thanks!!
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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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### Is it possible to do further beamforming on already beamformed data?

I've a circular array of eight FM antennas. I'm doing digital beamforming to form eight beams with the following beam patterns: The objective is to reduce my side lobes even further, and to get ...
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### Low analog lowpass + ADC vs High analog lowpass + ADC + low digital lowpass

I'm doing EEG data collection and my amp forces use of an analog lowpass filter before the ADC. I'm fairly sure that I won't be interested in phenomena associated with frequencies of 30Hz or higher, ...
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### Spectral images - How do they appear during ADC?

Why is it that spectral images appear? I know they appear for $F_s$, but why those replicas appear, I don't know. E.g., sampling $x(t) = sin(1000 * 2\pi t)$ with a sample frequency of 230 Hz. I know ...
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### Why in Overlap Save Method in DSP output length comes out to be same as input length?

I know that when we do convolution of $x(n)$ (Length $L$) and $h(m)$ (Length=$M$), length of output data comes out to be $L+M-1$, but when we break a large sequence of data and find output using ...
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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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### Digital filters with more zeros than poles

I am having trouble wrapping my head around digital filters with different orders of numerator and denominator. Let me know if any of these points is wrong: All (digital or analog) transfer ...
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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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### What is databending and how does it actually work?

http://www.google.com/search?q=databending It is, from what I understand, opening images as audio, applying effects, exporting back as image and voila! glitch-art Example: credit But how does ...
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### What Is the Correct Way to Apply Richarson Lucy Deconvolution to Luminance Data?

My question concerns the Richardson–Lucy deconvolution algorithm, which is described in Richardson's original paper. I am interested in applying it in the context of a raw image converter for digital ...
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### Sampling and Reconstructing Digital Signal

Say that I have a digital signal (a bitstream actually) whose output changes every 100 mS. I don't know exactly when it changes relative to my sampling, only that that the next bit to capture appears ...
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### How to filter a regular ticking out of a digital (on/off) signal?

I have a digital on/off signal sampled at a regular interval. There was a problem with the sensor that produced the signal which has sometimes caused a regular on/off ticking when the sensor should ...
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### Understanding “voltage” and “power” in SNR of a sampled signal

I'm facing a gap in my understanding of when a signal is a "voltage" signal and when it is a "power" signal that I've always managed to avoid resolving until now... First what I think I understand, ...
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### Average bit error and symbol energy

How do you draw decision boundaries given this type of 16-qam constellation diagram, I know that there should be no vacant decision boundary but I can't seem to get it.Also, assuming that the correct ...
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### Differentiating between zero and not sending for OOK

How would a trigger works for on-off keying (OOK)? How would it differentiate between not receiving anything and zero?
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### Shouldn't the Sampling Theorem imply that there should be no information loss at all after a signal is processed?

I am very, very new to signal processing (only started a few days ago) so please bear with me because I may be missing the big picture. Consider an arbitrary signal $x(t)$ with varying frequency to ...
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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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### Papers for Teaching an Introductory Course in Image & Signal Processing

I'm preparing a digital signal/image processing introductory course and, besides the theory and practices I want the students to read and discuss a couple of research papers during the last one or two ...
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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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### Bandwidth and Bit rate

I'm kind of confused about digital transmission. Is the bandwidth occupied by some digital signal the Fourier spectrum of the bit (pulse) format,or the one determined by the bit rate?
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### DAC to Analog Filter to ADC

As the order of filter needed for digital information gets higher, it takes longer to process and requires more memory. Maybe analog filtering could be of use here. I know that the words analog and ...
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### Why must the angle contain $\pi$ for $\cos$ be periodic?

The $\cos(\frac{n}{6})$ is aperiodic, and $\cos(\frac{n\pi}{6})$ is periodic, why? What role does the $\pi$ play? By the way, $n$ must be integer I have seen this question,Why is cos(n/6) aperiodic? ...
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### What is spatial correlation and spatial convolution?

What does the term spatial correlation and spatial convolution mean with respect to digital image processing ?
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### Block Diagram for a difference equation

I have this little doubt regarding how to draw a block diagram representation of a difference equation. Let us implement $y(n) = ay(n-3) + by(n-2)+cy(n-1) + x(n)$ in block diagram where $a, b, c$ are ...
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### 2D Digital Signal Processing - Applying High Pass on and Image

I have been doing my research on 2D digital signal processing. What I am doing is about noise removal of digital image: Type of noise that I want to remove from an images is like the Gaussian noise ...
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### Creating a digital filter, from Laplace to $\mathcal Z$-transform (zero order hold) to code?

I'm trying to create a digital filter in code(C) but any language is fine. Now I've got an analogue filter that I have represented by an equation in the Laplace domain and I want to try and implement ...
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### Digital Gaussian White noise signal generation in C++

I am trying to generate a band limited noise signal on a Raspberry Pi. I calculate samples at every 1/48000 sec on the Pi. If I generate normally distributed random numbers as data points at every ...
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### Simple (Arduino) digital butterworth filter : why do I see oscillations?

I want to filter deviations from an ADC over time (low pass), not very critical. So I first tried exponential averaging, something like y= (7*y+x)/8. That gave useful results, but there is an obvious ...
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### Digital Vs. Analog Phase measurement [closed]

I'm working on a Ultrasonic Transducers resonance tracking system. Where phase shift between Voltage and Current is the feedback signal for my system when phase difference is Zero that means system is ...
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### Linearizing digital-analog converters

I'm looking at ways to improve the effective resolution of DACs. It seems that element mismatch (i.e. integral non-linearity) is the main contributor to distortion in modern DACs. Apart from ...
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### Applying Nyquist theorem to digital vs. analog audio quality

I had a recent conversation with a friend about analog vs. digital recordings. He shared his opinion that music recorded by analog techniques is of superior sound quality to music recorded by digital ...
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### Do integration/differentiation processes work as simple filters?

How these processes are different from simple IIR 1 order filtering, FIR filters in terms of amplitude and phase characteristics?
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### Analyzing a 16-QAM modulated waveform?

Okay I'm really confused about analyzing the waveform I generated using 16-QAM on MATLAB... I transmitted a $y = [0 \ 1 \ 2 \ 3 \ 4 \ldots \ 15]$ discrete signal (in order) to ...
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### Digital Filters deal only with samples, right?

I'm new to digital filters. So I'm trying to get things right and I can't find an explicit answer to my question on the internet. Question: Digital filters only accept samples as input? I mean the ...
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How are Radix-8 and Radix-2^3 FFT are related? Are they same? I got some more details in IEEE paper by S.He and M. Torkelson, "Designing pipeline FFT processor for OFDM (de)modulation," in Proc. Int....
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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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### Detecting which digital number an image represents

I photograph the dashboard of my car every day to register the mileage for work. I use OpenCv to detect the region of the digital displayed mileage, crop to the numbers and match them. The method I ...
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### Exact definition of soft bits in digital receiver

At which stage of digital receiver, the bits are considered as soft bits? I am unable to find the exact definition. I have rough idea how soft bits are different from hard bits but in terms of signal ...
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Recently I have come across different variation of the sane modulation techniques. I am quite confused about the advantages of different constellations. In particular, what are the advantages of using ...
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### Transmission Bandwidth and Sampling frequency

In LTE standards, for a transmission bandwith of 2.5 MHz, the sampling frequency is 3.84 MHz. I was wondering with this choice, are we violating Nyquist theorem? I found the details in the following ...
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### When calculating SNR, is noise included in signal?

Given a signal $x(t) = s(t) + n(t)$ where $s(t)$ is the desired signal voltage and $n(t)$ is the noise, should the signal to noise ratio of this signal be 20log(xrms/nrms) or 20log(srms/nrms)? i.e., ...
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### Training Fractionally Spaced Channel Estimator and Equalizer

If you are attempting least squares channel estimation with a fractionally spaced channel estimator, do you want the training sequence to also be fractionally spaced or symbol spaced? It looks like ...
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### polyBLAMP anti-aliasing in C++

How should 4 point polyBLAMP work. It does not really seem to dampen aliasing. I have an floating point digital audio oscillator that makes a +1.0f jump at the end of every period. My question is, ...
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### How does cascading low pass modules affect pass band ripples?

This question 10.21 is taken from GATE IN paper 2015. I don't understand the answer given, I mean why is the frequency response at the pass band frequency considered to be $(1-\delta)$, isn't the ...
I have a $14$-$\textrm{bit}$ ADC which can take $-10\textrm{ V}$ to $10\textrm{ V}$ as input. So, $0$ to $16383$ (digital) represents the voltage from $-10$ to $10$. If I want to get the actual ...