# Questions tagged [fft]

The fast Fourier transform is an efficient algorithm to compute the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) and its inverse.

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### Aquila DSP C++ Library - Wave file FFT analog frequency off by factor of 4?

I'm working with the Aquila C++ DSP library. I'm computing the FFT of a wave file (16 bit depth, single channel, 44100 sample rate). I am using a window size of 16384 to calculate the FFT spectrum. I'...
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### Checking Parseval's Theorem for Gaussian Signal by Using Scipy

I'm trying to check Parseval's theorm for Gaussian signal. It's well known that fourier transform of $\exp(-t^2)$ is $\sqrt{\pi}\exp(-\pi^2 k^2)$. So I implement it by using quad and simps. I think ...
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### The frequency-domain spectrum obtained using MATLAB's FFT function seems inaccurate

I am using MATLAB R2018b on a Windows 10 PC. In order to obtain the frequency domain information of a signal, I'm applying MATLAB's FFT function. The signal of interest is obtained from an experiment ...
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### Question About Linear and Circular Convolution - 1D and 2D

We know that applying a filter on an image is called correlation or convolution depending on the filter angle. In Gonzalez I have read that we can apply linear convolution on an image. Here I have a ...
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### How to Combine 8 N/8 FFT's into one N FFT

I need to make in FPGA (using Verilog) an FFT. Input data is N=8192 points at 1 GSPS. However, the FPGA operates at 125 MHz, therefore the data is split into 8 channels (each one at 125 MHz). This ...
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### Distinguish between sinusoidal oscillations and rythmic pulses

I want to distinguish between a sinusoidal oscillations and rythmic pulses. Which method can i use to do that? I want to implement a detector that can distinguish between this two types of signals. ...
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### Is the whole data needed for the fast fourier transform with an ongoing signal?

I sample an signal with around 840k values a second, to check the spectrum around <400kHz. But i can't save the whole data as it is just to much for my microcontroller. I know that for the ...
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### Avoiding “RuntimeWarning: invalid value encountered in log10” when converting FFT data to dBFS

I've attached some code below that I'm having some issues with. Basically, I need to write a function to get the dBFS value of a signal at a specified Hz value, at a given channel in a .wav file. ...
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### Measuring group delay through a linear phase filter

I'm having a difficult time wrapping my head around a phase/ group delay problem and it corresponding to where you start sampling so I built up a system to test some of these issues. The system passes ...
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### How do I find the peak frequency of a wav file in python?

I am fairly new to python and signal processing and I was given a task to record audio for 'x' seconds and then find the peak frequency in the audio file. So far I have successfully implemented the ...
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### Why would FFT interpolation using zero-padding undershoot the true frequency of a single tone sinusoid?

Why would FFT interpolation by zero-padding or using the Chirp Z-Transform produce a maximum at a bin that corresponds to a frequency less than the input frequency of a single tone sinusoid? I am ...
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### Is fft2 in MATLAB unitary? Some differences happen

I meet a problem when implementing fft2 in MATLAB. The question is I try to simulate the realistic measurements $Y = |FCXF^H|^2$ - the intensity of Fourier domain of object $X$, where $F$ denotes ...
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### What measurement errors occur in an inteferogram?

This question is bordering on physics, but it is the signal side that I am interested in so I hope this is the correct forum. I am very familiar with instrumental noise sources in CCD based ...
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### Normalizing FFT after recording with Pyaudio

I have a USB microphone that has a 24 bit ADC, however, Pyaudio doesn't allow for 24 bit encoding so I used 16 bit. I hope this is not an issue. Having said that, I hope to make sure I'm applying the ...
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### Filter length in a Filtered-OFDM system

In a filtered-OFDM system, lets say we have the following parameters: ...
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### Decimation and Upsampling

I'm currently trying to understand decimation and possible ways to retrieve back the original signal. If the signal of supposed frequency $X$ Hz was decimated by a factor of four, would there be $4$ ...
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### Is the value of a frequency bin of a DFT-output the average of the 'real' frequency values within that bin's range?

I am wondering whether the value of a frequency bin with a certain resolution is the average of the fourier transform values of the 'real' frequencies within that bin's range.
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### Phase Modulation and Intermodulation Anomaly ? (Spectrum plots inside - **Updated**)

I have a MATLAB script for modelling a two tone signal (a sum of two sinusoids) going through a non linear transfer function (such as an amplifier). The amplitude of a signal is amplified non linearly,...
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### real time overlapping buffer for FFT

I am currently using overlap-and-add method for a noise cancellation project. Everything works well so far except that when it comes to the real time, I need to overlap the input signals for FFT input....
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### Half Window Functions and Formulas

I am looking at implementing different window functions in an application I am making. I have found the formulas for all major symmetrical windows, however I would like to implement half windows. ...
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### How to make sense of audio file's $\textrm{dBFS}$?

I'm trying to build a song visualizer using the FFT method. When I analyze the audio, I get the $\textrm{dBFS}$ value for each frequency range. From my understanding, $\textrm{dBFS}$ is in the range ...
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### Approximating Lorentzian Fourier transform with FFT

I have a Lorentzian frequency distribution $F(w) = \frac{1+iz}{1+z^2}$ Where $z = \frac{w-\Omega}{R}$ With $\Omega$ being the peak frequency and R the decay constant. I know that analytically ...
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### Does FFT magnitude of a sound drop to 1/10 of its value if sound level is decreased by 20dB?

I understand decibel = 20 * log (magnitude/reference value). To truly appreciate the meaning of this, if I have a single frequency tone that corresponds to a certain FFT magnitude shown on a PC that's ...
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### Apply Low pass Butterworth filter in Python

I want to use a low pass Butterworth filter on my data but on applying the filter I don't get the intended signal. Here is the dummy code: Signal A: ...
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### Scaling issue after doing manipulations in FFT

I have two filters which must apply (in series) to same input data $x[n]$ e.g of length 256 (real time asio input buffers). One filter is e.g. an impulse response $h_1[n]$ of a speaker and other one ...
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### Using fourier coefficients to reconstruct data in matlab

When doing a discrete fourier transform on some data using matlab's fft function, its output is a set of fourier coefficients but I was wondering how do I go about converting these into an and bn so I ...
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### Logarithmic fourier transform(LFT) on audio signal

I am trying to analyze the musics as possible as precisely. Of course I tried FFT, but got some problems. I found low frequencies have very low resolution than human's hearing. I tried very long time ...
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### Is frequency resolution (“bin size” inverse) always directly proportional to sampling duration (window length)?

I am new to DSP and signal processing in general (digital or analogue). In implementing an FFT/Goertzel I have noticed that the resolution ("bin size" inverse) is directly proportional to the sampling ...
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### How to plot Full spectrum with negative frequencies

I'm trying to do frequency analysis on signal of a rotating shaft. The signal is generated in two measurement planes i,e X-position and Y-Position. I was able to use fft and transform into frequency ...
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### Is it possible to approximate given skewness and kurtosis values using an IFFT?

I have time domain data for a signal that behaves randomly but has non-random (non-Gaussian?) skewness and kurtosis values of ~0.9 and ~7.4, respectively. The FFT of the signal shows that it's not ...
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### STFT overlap add method - What am i doing wrong?

i am trying to implement a short time fourier transform of an audio signal to do some filtering (subtract another stft signal using spectral subtraction). I am using a hamming window function with 50% ...
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### Does FFT magnitude of recorded sound depends on the sound card used?

Based on some reading, here's my understanding of how sound recording works: Microphone outputs a voltage based on sound pressure. The microphone voltage is amplified and the amplified voltage goes ...
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### For a 20 MHz channel, with 1200 usable subcarriers(18 MHz occupied), what should be the size of the FFT on the transmitter before IFFT is applied?

I am trying to simulate the SC-FDMA transmission and I read H Myung's paper and research on the topic but I am not sure exactly on what should be the size of FFT at the transmitter. For a 20 MHz ...
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### Using KNN for audio classification based on FFT

I need to classify whether a product sound "good" and "bad" based on FFT of its audio recording. The FFT magnitudes are shown for frequencies from 0 to 7khz, with a frequency resolution of 5 hz, so ...
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### Why autocorrelation can be more efficiently calculated using the fft

Can anyone explain why autocorrelation can be more efficiently calculated using the fft ?
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### Is the FFT magnitudes of multiple audio sources additive?

Is the FFT magnitude of two audio signals when played together the sum of their individual FFT magnitudes across frequency bins? Note I'm talking only about the magnitude, ignoring phase. For ...
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### Analyzing a signal that contains frequency content at Fs/2 doesn't seem to work unless there is a phase shift

I am trying to write a basic program that samples a 4 kHz sinewave at a sampling rate of 8 kHz and takes the FFT of the signal and plots it. From everything I have read, as long as the signal you are ...
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### Discrete vs Continuous Power Spectrum Analysis

Let's suppose we have a time signal of watt units which in the frequency domain transforms into a sinc-like spectrum. The amplitude of that spectrum will likely be also of watt units. In order to find ...
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### 1D convolution and deconvolution using FFT

The task: there is some original signal, and there is some response function. I need to convolve them using FFT and then do deconvolution to restore original signal. The task graphical illustration ( ...
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### fft function in R vs spec function from 'seewave' package? They don't give a similar frequency spectra

I understand that spec will give me the frequency and the corresponding amplitude of that component, whereas fft will compute the DFT of the signal and throw the complex numbers for each component ...
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### Phase measurement with FFT for DMM Keithley 7510

I am currenly working on a measurement driver for the DMM Keithley 7510. I implemented a harmonics measurement using FFT (from MathNet library). First I simply sample my input voltage signal and ...
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### How can I graph the amplitude for a given frequency window over time?

I have simple audio files of single plucked notes from a guitar: I want to graph the amplitude of each partials over time, rather than just have this color-coded "dB" intensity graphing I have here. ...
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### ACF expression using FFT method

It is known that the ACF of a 2D digital image can be obtained by computing the inverse Fourier transform ...
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### How can I “smooth” square wave/pulse data to remove/reduce harmonics?

First, I have reviewed close-match questions, but can't find something that seems to match what I'm looking for. Also, it's been 30 years since college, so forgive me for forgetting stuff.. :) I am ...
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### What's the difference between calculating the FFT of a constant sound for 5 seconds versus every 1 second and taking the average?

I'm interested in learning the frequency spectrum of a constant sound. However, there is background noise. My plan is to record the sound for 1 second, take the FFT, and then doing this 5 times and ...
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### SNR computation in frequency domain with scipy.fftpack.fft

I have a noisy time series (gaussian coloured noise) to which I add a signal. I call the sum of noise+signal a segment. In the picture you can see an instance: I want to compute the signal-to-noise ...
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### How to remove sum and difference terms while computing frequency from fft?

I am currently operating in vhf band AND trying to detect frequencies using Fast Fourier transform thresholding method. While detection of multiple frequencies , i received spurs(May not appropriate ...
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### How to group similar patterns together that are shifted along the x axis?

I have a set of time series plots that are shifted along the x-axis. I am looking for an algorithm using which I can group them together. My end goal is to average them. While reviewing the ...
When reconstructing the frequency domain for an FFT, what is the most self-consistent way to do this -- i.e. how is it best to define the bin width, $\Delta f$? For example, previously I thought it a ...