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Frequency in signal processing is the number of cycles (of the signal) per second.

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Noise power and bandwidth

$$N=kTB$$ In this formula for calculating noise power, why do we use the total bandwidth of the system? I mean our signal is at $f_0$ carrier frequency, why is it effected by a large bandwidth and ...
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Frequency spectra of a sampled process

I have a process $X$ with frequency spectra I sample this process with sampling frequency $f_s = 2$. What will the frequency spectra $R_z(f)$ of the sampled process $Z$ look like? I realize that ...
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How to increase resolution of FFT?

I have an input signal in the ( 0 - 20 kHz ) frequency range . When i sample this signal maximum sampling frequency is around 40 kHz . When i calculate the FFT using 1024 points i got resolution of ...
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Best Way to Extract Frequency from Signal [closed]

I want to send signal that compound from 16 different frequency over GSM. The problem is the GSM network is very noisy and I have only 400-3400 hz frequency available for use. I try using fft ...
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The Definition of Q Factor by an Equation and How to Graph

I am currently building an EQ in an music app, and it's relatively simple: 6 bands of fixed center frequency, and a Q knob to control the Q of all bands, because we do not currently have space for ...
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How to make sure that a sinusoid wave with different subsequent frequencies matches up?

A very basic formula to transform a sequence of notes into a signal would be: $$ x(t) = A\cos( 2 \pi (2^{current\_note}/12) t) $$ where $current\_note$ is $notes[\lfloor t / period\_per\_note\...
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Why do we use normalized angular frequency?

Let's say we want to generate a signal in MATLAB, using sin, representing the A-major chord (440 Hz, 550 Hz, 660 Hz, each with amplitude 0.1). I know we have to use the normalized angular frequency. ...
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Visualising OFDM subcarriers in the frequency domain

Im struggling to understand why in some images the frequency domain shows clear bars with amplitude and phase and with 0 frequency variation (it is clear that the frequency of the waves does not ...
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What is normalized angular frequency? [duplicate]

I am new to DSP, and I am self-studying. I came upon this question, and I am stuck at it. Could someone please help me? Here is the question: In order to digitally create a sinusoid with frequency $...
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Write a 440 Hz Sine Wave to .wav-File using Python and SciPy [closed]

This is my first post on DSP.SE! I'm a student in Computer Sciences and am just getting started with Signals and Systems, thus getting in touch with discrete signals and analyzing them. I wanted to ...
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How can I get the power of a specific frequency band after FFT?

I need help with my matlab code. I have recorded EEG data and now I want to analyse it in matlab. I want to find the mean power of specific frequency ranges (theta: 4-8 Hz,alpha: 8-12Hz etc.). For ...
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Why a DFT of two sinusoids is very noisy even with frequency sampling 5 times higher?

I've set up this case to try to understand DFT implementing a real case in Excel Frame Size $\;\color{blue}{(T = 5 \; s})$ Time Sampling $\;\color{blue}{(T_S = 0.1 \; s})$ Block Size $\;\color{blue}{(...
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Why is it called continuous-time frequency?

I'm just wondering about the CTFT. My lecturer refers to capital Omega $\Omega$ in the following as being the continuous-time frequency: Why is it called continuous-time frequency here but in the ...
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Break a signal into segments, add them together and then perform an FFT on the result

If you break a 4 second signal into 0.5 second segments, add them together and then perform an FFT on the resultant 0.5 second data. Will the FFT / frequency spectrum be the simlar to an FFT on the ...
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Frequency translation with FFT

I'm new to DSP and I would like to make an SDR receiver. For this I want to shift bins in the frequency domain in order to bring to 0Hz any portion of the base band spectrum (I know that there are ...
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Carrier Frequency Offset, Rotating Constellation and Correlator

I have been further reading up on carrier recovery methods and something is not clear to me: It's written that a carrier frequency offset results in a rotating constellation diagram but if you are ...
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What does it mean for a function to have frequencies?

In a lecture, my professor mentioned that $\cos$ has two frequencies. I see that using the inverse Euler's formula we can express $\cos$ as a some linear combination of complex exponentials, each with ...
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Why do frequencies of analog signals range from $-\infty$ to $\infty$ while frequencies of digital signals are restricted to $[0,2\pi]$?

In Fourier analysis while dealing with discrete-time signals, frequencies range from $0$ to $2\pi$ why? Intuitively how can i understand it?
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Relating phase difference in a signal with its frequency

I have a 134 point complex signal. Using MATLAB, I have observed that the phase difference between any two adjacent samples of this signal is 2 radians i.e. the phase increases linearly from 0 to 268 ...
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Intuitive understanding of frequency

I know that $f = \frac{\text{cycles}}{\text{unit of time}}$ and I know that period $T = \text{time it takes to complete one cycle}$. So if we take the definition $f = \frac{1}{T} = \frac{\text{1 ...
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I'm confused about the notion of frequency when it comes to arbitrary data

In signal processing class we keep learning about how it's so useful to bring things into the frequency domain instead of the time or space domain but I'm very confused about what the motivation is or ...
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How range of the signal increases when modulation is done? [closed]

I am very confused because we know by increasing frequency we decrease the wavelength hence the distance covered will be very less but when we modulate a signal we are basically increasing the signal ...
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Can the instantaneous frequency be always derived from an analytic signal?

Instantaneous frequency can be defined as a derivative of an instantaneous phase of an analytic signal which can be nicely seen in practice in this example from Scipy's documentation. But it seems ...
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How do I generate sine waves with MATLAB’s max operator and the plot the resulting values in dB versus log frequency? [closed]

I just start learning about matlab. Im very confuse with this. Can anyone gives me such an example solution or any kind of help? HINT: Put the desired input frequencies in an array and use a for-loop ...
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How can I determine the order of filter?

This is my first study about signal analysing. I'm very confused about filter order. My problem is how can I know whether its 12-th order, or 2nd order like the book says so? I already knew that slope ...
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Is there just a carrier in each frequency band in FDMA?

The figure is the FDMA,and i know that FDMA is that dividing the bandwidth into many blocks(frequency band),i want to ask Is there just a carrier in each frequency band in FDMA?i mean one carrier for ...
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Modulation of real-valued signal

I have one doubt according to modulation of a real signal. there are so many examples where the real signal was modulated with frequency bigger then 0. Why the signal could not be putted in f=0? is ...
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Estimation of Two Closely Spaced Frequencies?

What is the best frequency estimation algorithm for two closely spaced frequencies in term of the minimum frequency spacing achieved?
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Efficient calculation of exact frequency from a broad frequency range (1 Hz - 1000 Hz)

I have some input signal sampled at 1-10 MS/s. Let's assume that it contains one strong frequency component (with frequency anywhere in the range from 1 Hz to 1000 Hz or even higher, changing over ...
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About phase unwrapping

I am not too familiar with phase-related problems so I need some suggestions or corrections in a problem that might be an old but easy one. Here is my problem: given a complex signal: $$y(t) = e^{j\...
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How to compute impulse and frequency response of Flanger?

I have to the implementation of a Flanger effect on Matlab, buy previously I have to plot its frequency response and impulse response. The difference equation is $y[n]=x[n]+a\cdot x[n-d[n]]$ where $a$...
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The grid frequencies In the design of a digital filter

I want to find many difference 'h' with same group delay and length filter using this code : https://gist.github.com/mattdsp/17f508d2b368db61f47689e4622d8841/c1518f22a5aa451951601b56c5d9f72743868bfe ...
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how to calculate the maximum obtainable directivity for a microphone array?

Introduction The relationship between the maximum obtainable directivity and aperture of an antenna is described by: $$ D = \frac{4\pi A_e}{\lambda^2} $$ Where $D$ is the directivity, $A_e$ the ...
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Numpy fft2 frequency shift

I don't understand how to make frequency shift in fft2 or higher dimensions. Could anyone explain it, please? import numpy as np import matplotlib.pyplot as plt from mpl_toolkits.mplot3d import ...
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Non-decaying Harmonics in Vibration Signal

I am analyzing vibration data collected by an accelerometer positioned in a stamp press machine. The fundamental frequency is around 10 Hz. The problem here is that when I take the FFT of the data I ...
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How to calculate wave length

Given that 30GHz to 300GHz is considered mm wave spectrum which can be used for high-speed wireless communication such as 5G. My question is how to calculate the wavelength if we know the frequency? I ...
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How can I design a PI controller for a closed loop system, which requires a bandwidth equal to the natural frequency and a set Phase Margin?

For a school project I have to hand in a small report on a this problem. I've been studying so much for it but right now I'm just mixing up everything I've seen and just don't know where to start. I'd ...
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Equalize Speaker using impulse response

So I have this school project where my aim is to improve a loudspeaker in general, my idea is to mesure the impulse response of the room using a mic, then use this mesure to conceive a loudspeaker ...
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The concept of normalized frequency

This question has already been asked and answered, but the motivation behind the use of normalized frequency units still evades me. The Discrete Time Fourier Transform $$X(\tilde{ \omega }) = \sum_{n=...
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Estimating frequency when there's little isolation between signal and noise frequencies

Say I have a signal which is guaranteed to have a frequency between 110-120 Hz but is corrupted by interference signals that're very close to this frequency range. For example, let the interference ...
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Instantaneous Frequency Estimation by Hilbert Transform - Theoretical Justification and Proof

I would like to better understand why the instantaneous frequency estimation by Hilbert transformation works (and especially why it doesn't work / lead to precise results in many cases). The ...
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Wavelet central frequency

What is the definition of the central frequency of a Wavelet and the bandwidth of a Wavelet? How do they affect the resultant waveform of the wavelet? Thanks.
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Evauating response to $x(n) = \sin{2\pi\frac{1}{4}n}$ given the system function

Let the input signal $x(n) = \sin{2\pi\frac{1}{4}n}$ go in to the system described by: $$y(n) - y(n-1)+\frac{3}{16}y(n-2) =x(n).$$ What is the output signal? I've calculated the system function $H(...
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Pitch perception - Why does our ear not directly detect the missing fundamental frequency?

My motivation for this question is related to biological phenomenon of our inner ear, so I initially posted in the biology community, but I suspect the answer has a DSP explanation, so I figured this ...
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Does anyone recognize this modulation?

I'm trying to extract the code of my garage remote, but i have some difficulty to find witch modulation has been used. At first I thought it was a simple digital modulation, but there is some strange ...
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How to connect $\omega$ in time domain to physical frequency?

I'm a noobie to DSP, and recently I'm learning DSP for an urgent assignment. There's a problem that has been confused me for days. I hope anybody could shed some light on it, although it might seem to ...
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How to see the amplitude of each frequency?

do you know software that exports spectrograms to images of 500x22000 pixels? all the spectrograms that I know show diffused frequencies and it does not look very good I just want to see the amplitude ...
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Frequency extracted from MATLAB's $\tt fft$ is not very accurate

As a test I made up a sine wave in MATLAB of this form y = 5*sin((2 * pi * freq).*x + 1.4) - 6; where freq is ...
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When listening in to an AM signals of various frequencies, how do we exactly tune in?

Alright, so I read on AM and Double Sideband AM, but I don't the more fundamental idea - the frequencies. Frequency is just: $ \frac{1}{T} $, where T is period So difference between 5 Hz and 30 Hz ...
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Phase of FMCW linear chirp

I'm doing a project involving FMCW linear chirp signals. Given the phase $\phi = 2\pi\frac{k}{2}t^{2} + 2\pi f_{c} t + \theta$ where $k$ is the frequency increase rate. When transmitting ...