# Questions tagged [downsampling]

In signal processing, downsampling (or "subsampling") is the process of reducing the sampling rate of a signal.

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### Synchronization and downsampling after matched filtering - GNURadio polyphase clock sync

I am trying to model a QPSK transmission. For this, I am using the software GnuRadio and more specifically the block polyphase clock sync. This block performs timing synchronization for PAM signals by ...
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### Downsampling and upsampling of a signal in Python

If I want to downsample a signal in Python, is it better to use method resample from SciPy Signal Processing module or method decimate from the same module? What is the difference between these two ...
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### Synchronizing signals with different sample rates

I am relatively new to signal processing, so I am still missing some basic knowledge, but I am trying to improve as much as I can. I am trying to synchronize two signals with matlab using cross-...
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### FFT of white noise with different sampling rate

I have a question on how I should interpret the white noise power level (noise floor) obtain from FFT for different hardware sampling rates. I realized if I sample the same noise at different rates (...
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### How can I extract the 2 polyphase components of a signal after sampling at the half of sampling rate

Suppose I have a continuous signal x(t), which was sampled using sampling function s(t) whose sampling rate is Ts.How can I sample the continuous signal by Ts/2 instead of Ts in order to get two ...
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### Elementary proof of Fourier domain formula of multidimensional downsampling by $M$

I am trying to prove a well-know formula for the multidimensional downsampling by arbitrary downsampling integer matrix $M$ in $d$-dimensional case. The formula is  \hat{y}(\omega)=\frac{1}{\...
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### Most efficient way to downsample a signal by a factor of 2.5x

I know that to downsample by a factor of 2.5x one can upsample a signal by a factor of 2 and downsample by a factor of 5. I am wondering what is the best and more efficient way of downsampling by a ...
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### Confused about filter's cutoff frequency in rational sampling rate converter

A interpolator which increase sampling rate by L times is followed by an anti-imaging filter, the filter is said to have a cutoff frequency of Fs/2L. Is Fs here is the frequency before or after ...
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### Bandpass Experiment: Weird graph! amplitude mismatch?

Why is this generic BP filter seem to magnifying amplitudes when I run it at lower sample rates? The bass range seems to 32 times louder at 1275 Hz (44.1 kHz / 32) than at 44.1kHz? Here is a graph of ...
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### RSP1A sample rate vs if bandwidth

I'm using the RSP1A SDR and I want to understand how to choose the best configuration for receiving a signal of 125 khz bandwidth. I would like to know if when choosing the option 200 KHz IF ...
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### Aliasing from downsampling and Nyquist

In a book Conceptual Wavelets in Digital Signal Processing by Lee Fugal 2009 on page 246 the author talks about aliasing present in DWT subbands due to downsampling by 2 and states: Recall from DSP ...
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### Why do I have to scale filter coefficients during bandlimited sample rate conversion?

I am writing an example for how to perform sample rate conversion using windowed sinc and polyphase filters. Here is the C++ code as a github gist. So far, this works, and I think I have understood ...
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### Why is my resampled signal cutoff when resampling with a windowed FIR filter in MATLAB?

I have an exercise to write a function which upsamples or downsamples a signal by a factor of F (integer) using a FIR filter windowed with a Kaiser window function. Exercise I had last week included ...
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### What are the differences between Gaussian down-sampling and bicubic down-sampling in Matlab? Which is more accurate for simulating low resolution?

I see in some of the technical papers, good practice for downsampling is to first pass the image through a Gaussian Filter and then take sampling to avoid problems like aliasing and so on. However, ...
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### Downsampling from 100Hz to 60 Hz

I have two sensors measuring a single time varying signal . The first sensor (reference sensor) is sampling the data at 60 Hz and the second sensor (test sensor) is sampling the data at 60 Hz. I ...
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### Image warping with subpixel accuracy

I am trying to test the sub-pixel accuracy of an optical flow method and need to generate some synthetic data to do so. I start with an image $I_0$, which is a Perlin noise image and a set of sub-...
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### Reducing frequency of a signal

I have a signal that I want to make it sound like a whisper. This is probably better than using a voice conversion system, but I was just want to do some experimenting before. I was thinking maybe ...
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### Sample keypoint found in multi-scale to one scale (scale space with O octaves)

For a multi-scale keypoints detector, local extremas are found between the scales at EACH octave. The scale-space is implemented as follows: Each octave is downsampled by half from the first image in ...
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I am trying to find a way to evaluate what would be the minimum sampling rate used in a modulated waveform using matlab / Simulink. The real scenario would be let say a M-PSK waveform of Y bandwidth ...
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### How to improve interpolation for chroma upsampling (4:2:0 to 4:4:4)?

I am trying to perform the best possible interpolation in order to perform proper chroma upsampling from 4:2:0 YCbCr to 4:4:4 YCbCr. I have implemented the improved interpolation proposed at this ...
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### Nyquist sampling theorem / Nyquist - Shannon theorem evaluation over M-PSK

I am trying to simulate an M-PSK Tx-Rx System on Simulink and analyse what the effect of sampling rate reduction would have on it. More, particular I am trying to prove what Nyquist sampling theorem ...
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### How to downsample my data readings from 0.5hz to 0.001667hz. Do I filter and downsample?

I have a device that, in the lab, takes voltage readings every 2 seconds. However in real-life application the device would only wake every 10 minutes and then take a 100 readings whilst awake. How do ...
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### Analog-to-Information Converters?

In Analog-to-Digital Converters(ADC), the signal is first sampled at a rate higher than or equal to the Nyquist, then quantized and encoded. In Analog-to-Informations (AIC), the sampling and ...
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### How to prevent distortion after down-sampling?

I am new to audio signal processing, but in one of my machine learning projects that I am working on, I need to down-sample my audio somewhere in the middle of my neural network. Therefore, I need a ...
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### How to sketch this multirate system spectrum?

In the following system: The signal x(n) is upsampled by 2 and then filtered. The signal and the filter have the following spectrum: After upsampling the spectrum of X would look the same except ...
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### Filter design for decimation of 1.1 kHz sensor sample rate to 100 Hz processing rate

Suppose, you have a signal source which is sampled by 1100 Hz and is "somehow" band limited to either 235 or 440 Hz. In my application, that's the ST IIS3DHHC accelerometer. There is an appnote for ...
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### Upsampling and downsampling signals as a preprocessing step for a neural network

I have audio data acquired from a 4 channels sensors array. As a preprocessing step for a neural network, I want to beamform and focus on the sound source. For higher resolution in the beamforming ...
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### Down sampling an EEG signal

I have a set of 10 minute EEG signals that were sampled at 400 Hz and have 16 channels which corresponds to a 16x240000 matrix. These EEG signals belong to two different classes. I am trying to ...
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### How to calculate the variance of noise when an image is downsampled?

I have a noisy image for which I know the noise variance. (Basically I created noisy image by adding noise). Now, I'm downsampling this noisy image. How does the noise variance change? Is it possible ...
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### How to determine the original size of the FFT used in unknown OFDM symbol

Given an unknown OFDM symbol consisting of 9144 samples, interested to know the size of the FFT used in the TX/Number of bins. Down-sampling to 512,256,128,64,32 yields the following. Do not see how ...
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### Can we sample the signal with any period as long as the Nyquist rate is respected

I have a question regarding the sampling rate. Suppose that we transmitted a signal $m(t)$ then at receiver side, we received the continuous signal $x(t)$, which is time varying and sampled with a ...
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### Causal downsampling of a small buffer of GPS positions

Not sure this is the right place to ask, but I hope so. Context A GPS receptor is installed in a moving vehicle, and saves the measured positions with a resolution of at most $r_0$ to a small (a few ...
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### Unexpected peak after up & down sampling

I am working on signals to check how approximation can change the results. I am testing on example that can change frequency from 22kHz to 20 KHz. I prepare this script in MatLab ...
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### Optimal signal sampling reduction method : Decimation, interpolation or both?

I have a function with an equation: $$C(t)=1.6925\left(\exp^{-0.136t}- \exp^{-1.192t} \right) u(t)$$ where u(t) is a unit-step function. Then, denoting the Fourier ...
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### How to show the time history of a signal down-sampled ? under the rate of 25Hz & 40Hz and find its DFT analysis?

How to show the time history of a signal down-sampled under the rates of 25Hz & 40Hz and find its DFT analysis using Matlab ? The sample signal is in a data file (sensor_data.mat) its sampling ...
In a direct sampling RF front-end, we can get real samples. But when we sample the signal with two ADC with a sampling delay $\frac{4n+1}{4fc}$ where $n$ can be $0,1,2 \dots$ Then we have In phase(I) ...