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### Does upsampling require a low-pass filter?

I am currently wondering about the frequency spectrum when performing upsampling using linear interpolation. As far as I know, linear interpolation corresponds to a $\text{sinc}^2$ function. If I ...
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### Why is the time domain low-pass filter the "sinc" shape?

Consider: I'm looking at low-pass filters, and I see that the time domain representation of an "ideal" filter resembles the shape above whereas the frequency domain is a box. I also get the ...
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### CFO Estimation in LoRa Chirp Signal (Preamble part)

I am trying to estimate CFO in LoRa chirp signal (preamble part). I have seen the discussion about CFO on this forum but it is mainly related to CFO estimation in OFDM. I want to estimate the CFO in a ...
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### What's the meaning of the amount of frequency 0 in the Fourier Transform?

In the Fourier series, I knew that the coefficient $a_0$ represents the DC value, shifting the signal up and down by the amount. Then, what's the actual meaning of the amount of frequency $0$ in the ...
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### How can I plot a sinc function correctly?

I am generating a rectangular pulse using a piecewise function on Matlab. I have listened to some advice to use a normalization coefficient and the amplitude appears correct now. However, my issue is ...
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### How to adjust the length of the window of the Fourier transform with respect to the length of the signal in Python

I ran the following code in Python, setting the window length to 5s, but he reports an error as the window length does not match the signal length. How should I adjust it please? code: ...
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### Having problems with convolution in Fourier space

First attempt: I tried convolution in Fourier space. step: transform grayscale image ==> (real1,imag1) step: transform kernel (a simple box filter) ==> (real2, imag2) step: multiply (complex) ==...
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### Integer multiples of fundamental period in sine wave

I have a simple question. Suppose I have a signal : $f(t)=\sin(2\pi \, 25t)$ We know that it's CTFT(continuous time fourier transform) will result in 2 delta's at +- $2\pi\,25$ [rad/sec]. Or ...
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### Finding a discrete signal using some information about its Fourier coefficients

I'm struggling to solve the following question. I've solved it partially, but I can't get complete it. We have the given information about a signal of the form ...
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### What is the symbol for angular frequency?

I am reading the book Signals and Systems Laboratory with Matlab Book by Alex Palamides and Anastasia Veloni I was going through chapter 6 (Fourier transform) and I came across a confusing thing ...
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### Finding $A_k$ coefficients

I was able to demonstrate that for a signal $x(t)$ real, we can write the truncated Fourier series as: $x_N (t) = A_0 +\sum\limits_{k=1}^{N}A_k\cos(kω_0t + \varphi_k)$, but now I've been given the ...
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### For a real-world system of oscillating mechanical components, what kinds of frequencies should I seek in DFT?

I have a real world system I am analyzing consisting of actual mechanical components that oscillate by rotating back and forth in a fixed axle (kind of like those finger fidget spinners but my system ...
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### Combining audio and image filters in matlab

I am trying to write audio and image filtering together code in my project. Purpose: The main aim of this project is to combine audio with image filters; like for example passing low frequencies of an ...
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### What happens if you use the Fourier transform of the autocorrelation of a non-WSS process to compute power spectral density?

The Wiener–Khinchin theorem states that the power spectral density of a wide-sense stationary stochastic process can be obtained through the Fourier transform of the autocorrelation of the signal i.e. ...
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### How can I use the FFT in MATLAB to get the time domain equation representation of an image? [duplicate]

My goal is to take any image and break it down to obtain its time-varying equations so it can be redrawn and store the picture as two equations. One for $x$ and one for $y$. As I understand, MATLAB's ...
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### Proof that DFT is symmetric

I am working through the proof that the DFT is symmetric from Lyons - Understanding Digital Signal Processing I don't quite understand the use of the $N$ variable. My understanding is that in $X(N-m)$,...
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### How to generate a sound closer to a saxophone using sinusoids after Fourier Transform?

Generate a sound wave of saxophone frequency and compare it to the original sound clip and play both to listen to if there is a good match. I am trying to generate a sound closer to a saxophone using ...
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### Trying to find the Fourier Series Representation of a sum of Sinusoids

Given a signal: $$x(t) = -5\cos{(93.6\sqrt{2}\pi t - 2\pi/3)} + 3 \cos{(135.2\sqrt{2}\pi t + \pi/13)}$$ I am confused about the right process to take or if there is an easier way than following all ...
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### Problem with transforming a tophat to obtain a sinc?

I have observed that the Fourier transform of a tophat function is a Sinc-like function with higher peak sidelobes than an actual Sinc. However, the Fourier transform of a Sinc is a tophat-like ...
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### Sample Frequency does not matter if it is sufficiently large

I'm not able to convince a colleague on the following topic. Statement: If, and only if, the sample frequency is sufficiently large and above the Nyquist frequency it does not matter what fs is as ...
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