# Questions tagged [discrete-signals]

A discrete signal or discrete-time signal is a time series consisting of a sequence of quantities.

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### Harmonics in Quantal Histogram

I'm studying what I believe to be a system that produces a (noisy) quantal response (i.e. there should be a minimum increment of response). To do this, I've plotted a histogram of some ~6000 amplitude ...
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### How to choose the right segment length for a given signal?

Im working on plotting the power spectral density of a random time series measured. I know the target spectrum.The idea is check the measurement vis-a-vis the target spectrum. However, I get slightly ...
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### Approaching the response of an RC circuit via y=ifft(fft(x)fft(h)). Why is this valid?

Some textbooks like (Numerical recipes the art of scientific computing) derive the DFT as a Riemann sum of the CTFT. With this in mind it would be natural then to approximate the identity y(t)=x*h=\...
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### Estimating the power consumption of an arbitrary, real-time DSP algorithm

Consider a digital signal processing algorithm that operates over a block of $L$ [samples], with a real-time constraint $\tau$ [s] (i.e. its throughput must be $L/\tau$ [samples/s]). The theoretical ...
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### How to take IFFT of Connes Window?

The Connes Window function is defined as : w(f)=$(1-(\frac{f}{ \Delta f})^2)^2$ for $f<|\Delta f|$ w(f)=0 otherwise The inverse fourier transform of this function can be ...
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### How accurate is Wavelet packet decomposition for emg signals with frequencies from 10 to 40 Hz?

I have an electromyographic signal sampled at a frequency between 10 and 40 Hz in a time window of 300ms. Is wavelet packet decomposition adequate in order to perform features extraction for ...
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### how to find the distance of the root from the origin?

Good Day, I have 9 polynomial roots. i have plotted the roots. my problems are: 1)how to find the distance of the roots from origin? I want to find the distance of all the roots from the origin. 2) ...
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### PID Control - process variable / setpoint

I'm trying to design a PID controller but I have a problem in the following case: The process variable can only be between 0 and 1. The setpoint can be close to one, for instance 0.97. Hence the ...
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### MATLAB, recover a signal that has a cosinusoidal interference and that has been AM modulated

I have a signal which has been AM modulated but the channel also added a cosinusoidal interference A cos(2 * Pi * f0 * n * Tc + Phase), at the same ...
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### Finding if a signal is periodic

Hello I just started learning Signals and Systems and I have a question regarding periodic signals. For instance: $x(t) = \cos(3.2t) + \sin(1.6t) + e ^{j2.8t}$ is periodic because of the HCF of the ...
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### Approximating the fourier coefficients from a discrete time signal

Suppose I have a discrete time signal $x_t$ sampled with a frequency $f_s$. I know that if I take the discrete fourier transform of the signal and compute the power, I can easily (by visual ...
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### Sub-clock FPGA delays on output line

I am trying to include the ability to have sub-clock delays on an FPGA system's data bus without the need of fractional delay filters. I am using a Xilinx V6 part, and could utilize its IODELAYE1 ...
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### What is the preferred method of aggregating audio FFT data given variable-size frequency bins?

I am coding a program which uses a FFT to process audio data. I need to aggregate the FFT output into three bins ("bass", "mid", and "treb") determined by two arbitrary frequency values. The end-goal ...
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### Generate time-domain random signal from PSD

Given an analytical description of the PSD, for example (MATLAB "pseudocode"): ...
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### Adaptive Line noise removal using IIR notch filters

I'm trying to filter out line noise(60Hz and 120Hz) from a EEG signals received over a bluetooth link. I'm proposing to use a IIR notch filter to filter out the line-noise which varies w.r.t to ...
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### How to simulate two OFDM Users with low complexity FFT/IFFT?

have two User one of them sending over freq (0-B] and the other transmit over (B-2B]. Both of them are using OFDM and each one has Nc subcarriers. I wanted to simulate the received signal using Matlab....
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### For discrete signals, why does phase change not correspond to time shift?

I'm going through a Signal Processing lecture where the professor mentions this fact and the argument given is: Suppose you have a sinusoidal signal: $Acos(\omega t)$ Now if you change the phase of ...
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### generating a waveform in matlab for rohde and schwarz signal generator

We are doing a test which consists in sending a waveform from Matlab to the signal generator SMB100A and sending it through a cable to the r&s spectrum analyzer just to have a channel. We set the ...
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### Fast Walsh-Hadamard Transform frequency spectrum?

Can the Fast Walsh-Hadamard Transform be used to find a Walsh-Hadamard frequency spectrum which some how relates to a Fourier frequency spectrum? Is the Fast Walsh-Hadamard Transform more accurate ...
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### CWT for filtering / feature extraction

I had asked a question last night in regards to how to process my data (Noise rejection / feature extraction) but I have a more specific question now that I hope someone can answer. As mentioned in ...
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### Describing a time delay at a maximum for maxima and minima but tends to 0 elsewhere

I have two force-time signals obtained from a couple of force plates, corresponding to input/output signals for some system. Plotting the two together one of the first things I noticed was a time ...
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### Online FFT of simulated signal

it is a couple of weeks that I am thinking about the following: I have a tool which is able to simulate the dynamic behavior a steel tower exhibites due to the coupled action of wind and waves. ...
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### Similarity of signals

I have a question concerning methods to find different aspects of "similarity" of signals. So, first, I'd like to characterize the signals to be dealt with: We have a number of close to rectangular ...
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### decorrelating two image maps — reflected images from laser scattering

I am stuck on a research problem and do not know what kind of methods to use. I hope people in this forum can give me some good ideas, I've always had good brainstorming sessions here. My problem is ...