# Questions tagged [frequency-domain]

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### How to circularly shift a signal by a fraction of a sample?

The shift theorem says: Multiplying $x_n$ by a linear phase $e^{\frac{2\pi i}{N}n m}$ for some integer m corresponds to a circular shift of the output $X_k$: $X_k$ is replaced by $X_{k-m}$, where ...
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### When should I calculate PSD instead of plain FFT magnitude spectrum?

I have a thirty-second speech signal that was sampled at 44.1 kHz. Now, I would like to show what frequencies the speech has. However, I'm not sure what would be the best way to do that. It seems ...
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### Determining the noise floor of a signal in the frequency domain

Is there an accepted way of determining the noise floor of a signal by looking at it in the frequency domain? Is it a matter of averaging all the bins, or median, or some more complex calculation ...
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### What is the type of noise in this image?

what reason could make the noise/effect in this image? Below is the original Thanks!
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### What's the meaning of a complex zero/pole?

I have been studying signal processing and control for a while now, and I use Laplace and Fourier transforms almost everyday. Also another tools such as Nyquist or Bode plots. However, I had never ...
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### Frequency Domain Filtering

Can you create a zero phase IIR filter by transforming its impulse response into frequency domain and only taking the magnitude of that frequency repsone? I have seen this in an open source project ...
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### Amplitude of the Signal in Frequency Domain different from Time Domain

How does the Amplitude of the Signal is changed when taking the FFT of a Signal, Have a look, The amplitude had changed from 2 to 30, and Here is my code for generating the above output, ...
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### Understanding the $\mathcal Z$-transform

I was studying $\mathcal Z$-transforms and found pretty good material on the topic, though I feel I do not have a proper understanding of the concept. Could someone help me clarify this? I know that ...
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### How to compute fundamental frequency from a list of overtones?

Given a list of overtones (F1, F2, F3, etc), how do I compute the fundamental frequency? Can I do something like F2/F1=F1/F0? Is it the correct method to use?
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### Why audio clipping produces harmonics?

Today I was talking to my collegue about clipping and he said that clipping produces harmonics in frequency domain as he showed me the clipped signal frequency response. However when I asked him why ...
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### Chop out frequencies outside human hearing range

I have a bunch of audio files all sampled at 44100 Hz sample frequency. I am trying to remove all the frequencies which are outside the human hearing range (I use the following as reference: Frequency ...
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### Estimate the Filter Coefficients of 1D Filtration (Convolution)

I have an output signal $y$ which is an input signal $x$ convolved $\star$ with an impulse response function $h$ with some added noise $n$ : $$y(t) = h(t) \star x(t) + n(t)$$ I know the input signal ...
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### How does the number of frequency-domain sampling points influence the outcome of an inverse FFT?

Given some frequency-domain representation of an impulse response. How does the number of frequency-domain sampling points influence the outcome of an inverse FFT, if I keep the sampling frequency ...
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### Time domain maximum from frequency domain data?

Is it possible to calculate the maximum value of a time-domain signal from frequency-domain representation without performing an inverse transform?
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### Perform Convolution in Frequency Domain Using FFTW?

I'm trying to convolve two signals $x(n)$ and $h(n)$ in C by using the FFTW library's functions to perform a Fourier transform on each, multiply the appropriate complex components together, and take ...
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### Spectral Leakage, Phase and other questions about FFT

I'm currently implementing a voice recognition algorithm using FFT and now some questions came up to me: Spectral Leakage: I know what it is, why it appears and how to solve it using a Windowing ...
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### How to discard coefficients in the frequency domain without losing too much quality?

I was reading a text that shows that one can throw away 66% of the coefficients and gets an image that is still acceptable. I tried to replicate it using python (last example) and selectively ...
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### Averaging over bins in frequency domain

I have a sound file with a computed spectrogram from 0 to 8000 Hz (spanning about 5 octaves). The spectrogram has 128 logarithmically spaced frequency bins. How can I reduce the number of bins so that ...
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### Does the number of samples matter for FFT, and how to get a specific frequency visible?

If I have a signal that has 740 samples, the sampling frequency is 1000 Hz, and I take an FFT of length 1024, are the frequencies I get now 0, fs/1024, 2*fs/1000, ..., 511*fs/1024? I mean, do I get ...
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### Performing classification based on FFT results

It is perhaps important to start with the fact that I am a complete beginner in DSP. I have got a number of audio recordings (of sampling rate 22 kHz) - of bird songs - which I have been trying to ...
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### Extract frequencies from PCM signal

I have an PCM (pulse-code modulation) signal. If I want to work out the frequency of a sample $x$ long, I count the number of peaks/troughs of the sample, and divide by $x$. The equivent dB of ...
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### Is it possible to apply a frequency filter a time domain signal?

Is it possible to frequency filter a time domain signal, without converting the signal to a frequency domain.. My question comes in regards how MFCC according to wiki and other pages describe the ...
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### Magnitude of gradient in frequency domain

I'm learning some basics of image processing. Recently I've read about image filtering and two-dimensional Fourier transform, because I'm preparing for exam. And I have one question I don't know ...
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### How to calculate a delay between two signals in frequency domain?

Calculation of a delay between two signals is generally done by finding the maximum in the cross-correlation of the two signals (in time domain):  \tau_{delay} = \arg\max_\limits{t}(f(t) \star g(t)) ...
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### Time-Frequency Analysis of Big Data - Data Size Reduction: averaging the most appropriate method?

Explanation: I would like to analyse the data from an experiment, which investigates the performance of a mechanical component using sensors, that has generated 2000 CSV files. Each file contains 513 ...
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### Reflecting negative frequency to positive frequency

I am trying to synthesize sinusoids by using window function in the frequency domain. It involves: In frequency domain, shift the window to center around the peak frequency To generate a DFT frame, ...
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### Convolution in the frequency domain

We often hear that "convolution in time is the same as multiplication in frequency", and vice versa, that "convolution in frequency is the same as multiplication in time". So in a typical windowing ...
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### How to distinguish between the different frequency domains?

Sometimes the terms 'Fourier domain', 'complex frequency domain', 'Frequency domain' and 's domain' are used interchangeably. Take those answers here for example: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/...
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### Meaning and unit of frequency in Laplace (Fourier) transform

Imagine transfer function obtained by Laplace transform, for example: $G(s) = \dfrac{1}{s+1}$ Now, I would like to do some frequency analysis, so I replace the $s$ with $\omega i$ (let's consider ...
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### Filter - Spatial Domain Versus Frequency Domain

Note: This is a followup question of How can I create a custom band-pass filter?. Can you explain the following python source code?. Bandpass filter bank. Suppose, I have an equation ...
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### Compressing a time-domain signal in the frequency domain Matlab

I'm new to frequency domain analysis. Let's say I have a frequency domain representation from a time domain signal. What I want to do is taking frequencies with a low amplitude out of this frequency ...
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### How to find phase shift and process I/Q channel

I am currently working of 24GHz FMCW radar signal processing. The Module I'm using has 2 receiving antennas and each has 2 outputs (I and Q channel). So overall I've 4 channels. I'm using combination ...
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### Stability varying with order

I have been doing some research into modelling acoustic spaces, and (with help from this site) I've managed to take the frequency response of fibrous layer model, convert it to a reflection response ...
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### Purpose of multiplying fft output by Hann window?

I'm working with some acoustic propagation models at the moment. A feature I've noticed in 2 of these models is that the output of the model is often multiplied by a Hann window in the frequency ...
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### Convolution Offset and Factor in Frequency Domain

See this link. The following Convolution in Spatial domain code is written in C#. ...