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

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Find Stopband Edge Frequency

I tried to find the stopband edge frequency.I know that the signal amplitude falls to -3 dB below the passband edge frequency.I examine a lot of DSP books so i don't any information about how to ...
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Getting the frequency of a 0.33Hz to 3Hz signal

I read a noisy signal from an accelerometer which is attached to the pedal of a stationary bike and need to find the frequency of the signal/ speed of the person cycling. I taught of the following ...
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Am i performing Sinesweep correctly?

I am bit unsure whether i am doing i sine sweep correctly. I am feeding my system a sine wave with f hertz within a given time interval and log its output. And then i do the same for another ...
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Parallel Goertzel filters in C# [closed]

I have 2 frequencies in my application: $12000\mathrm{Hz}$, $13000\mathrm{Hz}$. I want to set a parallel Goertzel filters and every 100ms I want to take the bigger magnitude for detecting the tone ...
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FFT peak estimation: Zero-padding vs signal repetitioon

I am working on obtaining the vortex shedding frequencies behind a 2D square using CFD. Time-varying data is being extracted from a specific cell behind the square. I've written a little python script ...
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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 ...
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Why every musical instrument sounds different than any other while listening?

This is soft question.I am not expert in music. We know that English language has 26 letters (which are again grouped into vowels and consonants) , while language of music is same all over the world ...
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nyquist fequency

simple question, but I cant seem to understand how they got the answer. I have $x(t)$ as a signal, and I'm told that its Nyquist frequency is $\omega_0$ I'm asked - what is the Nyquist frequency of ...
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What is the difference between upsampling and up conversion (done during signal transmission)? Also is upconversion different from modulation?

Up sampling is when you increase the sample rate of a continuous signal. Modulation is when you, by multiplying with a carrier, shift the base frequency of a signal. But what is up conversion? How is ...
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input output read/write frequency

I am trying to identify a system based on input/output response and thereby estimate a transfer function. I generated a frequency sweep function in Mathematica which gives me the discrete values of a ...
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Find the Differential Equation of an Analog Band Pass Filter

I don't even know how to start. We're supposed to find the differential equations that links $V_{in}$, $V_{out}$, and $V_{io}$, as well as the values of $C_1$, $C_2$ and $R$ so the filter works in the ...
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Frequency and amplitude estimation with missing samples

My input signal is given by $$ x[n] = A\sin(2\pi f n/F_s + \varphi)$$ The signal is uniformly sampled at a sampling rate of $F_s $[Hz]. However some of the samples are missing. Assume that there are ...
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Dominating frequency in a “clear” 50 Hz signal

I am trying to find out the dominating frequency of a signal with a frequency of 50 Hz (sampled at 200 Hz - every 5 milliseconds). The python code I am using to do this is the following (based on ...
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What is the maximum frequency that can be captured by a given sampling rate?

Let's say that we want to digitally sample an analog signal and have a sampling frequency of 8000 samples/second. Usually the maximum frequency that can be captured is the half of the sampling ...
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Frequency spectrum of signal - Matlab

Here is the code I use to plot a function in frequency domain in Matlab: ...
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what are frequencies in a digital image? [duplicate]

I don't completely understand the term " frequency" with respect to digital image processing. for 1D electrical signals , its pretty easy to understand , visually too. higher the frequency - more ...
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Frequency modulation of audio signals. Does increasing the pulse width of frequency tone result in larger operating distance?

I have a simple frequency modulation scheme where in I am sending simple textual data by encoding it into specific frequencies(for example 'a' is converted to ASCII value of 97 and I use 10 ...
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How compute frequency of signal from zero crossing? [duplicate]

I need to compute frequency of a signal from zero crossing.It's possible to compute to frequency from zero crossing of a signal. Plz anybody help me about this with matlab .
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FFT bin interpolation for low frequency with DC offset

I have a noisy signal in I/Q format with a peak frequency that constantly changes between 0.5Hz and 4Hz. The sample rate is 64Hz. I want an output showing the current peak frequency with a maximum lag ...
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How to scale fundamental frequency to [0,1]?

[Sorry for the noobish question...] I have a signal which is known to be generated by a process operating at some known rate $f$ Hz and the sampling rate is also know to be $K$ Hz. Now I do a ...
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What is the minimum sampling duration to capture a given frequency?

Due to the Nyquist rate, you need to sample twice as fast as the highest frequency you want to measure. Then when you do a FFT the number of samples determines the number of bins and thus the ...
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Instantaneous magnitude

I was reading this thread: How to get Instantaneous Magnitude for a Instantaneous Frequency From FFT? I have basically the same question, but I'm curious about more detail about the Hann window ...
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How do I identify CUTOFF frequency from my audio signal? [closed]

I was able to recorded an audio signal through the MIC and i applied FFT and Hanning window function to it. Now I want to know how do I identify CUTOFF frequency from it to apply the High Pass Filter. ...
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Signal Sampling

I am new in this field (junior year) and I have a question may a little lazy for the majority of the forum. I have a speech signal $ x(t)=0.4\cos(100πt)+0.3\cos(1800πt)+0.2\cos(980πt)$ and I know ...
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Determine Frequency Resolution samples

Can someone tell me if the way I solved this problem is right? Suppose I have a signal $X_a(t)= 0.5cos(700πt)+0.6cos(720πt)+0.1cos(780πt)$ where $F_s=8000Hz$ I want to determine the minimum samples ...
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Magnitude value of filter frequency response

Can someone help me with this problem: Suppose we filter signals with the below pre-emphasis filter: $$y[n]=x[n]-0.8x[n-1]$$ I have to calculate the impulse response of the filter (ok easy) and ...
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FM demodulation amplifier with saturation

I'm trying to understand how FM demodulation works. I read a lot on the internet and as far as I understand, the main process is to extract the phase difference (that is also the output) between a ...
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Fundamental frequency

Can someone help me: I have a signal which consist of three frequencies; for example, $f_1=800\,\text{Hz}$, $f_2=1050\,\text{Hz}$, $f_3=1600\,\text{Hz}$. How can i compute the fundamental frequency? ...
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PLL and zero crossing detection

Is there an algorithm which can give the frequency and phase of a three phase signal (three phase voltages) without using zero crossing detection. I mean an algorithm which is done in open loop.
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Beat Detection with Arduino

I'm trying to make a robot dance on several songs using Arduino. I need to understand how to get the rhythm from the songs, something like detecting the beats, calculating the bpm.. I'm not expert but ...
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Frequency of a noisy signal with fixed width pulses

My electricity meter has a front panel LED which pulses in proportional to the current energy rate. The frequency changes but the pulse width is set at 250ms. Due to environmental conditions there's ...
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What is the relationship between signal and its analytical version?

Hilbert transform is used to transfer signal into analytical signal. But why after the transform, the envelop and instant frequency (if the signal is monogenic) can be calculated. What is happened in ...
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Confusion in the spectrum of FSK modulated signal by using matlab fskmod module

I want to do a comparison of power spectral density of BFSK, 4FSK and 8FSK by using matlab baseband module "fskmod".Following is ...
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Correlation between Sin and Square wave

I would like to know how $\frac T2$ came for time period in the image below.Because I think the frequncy is 1 so time period should be 1.Is that correct? or can anyone help me.. The article from ...
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Simple and efficient algorithm to detect frequency and phase of a sine signal

I need an algorithm to detect frequency and phase of a pure sine signal. The frequency of the input signal changes between 0 and 100 Hz. The value of the signal gets captured with a frequency of 20 ...
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Codec Output has “Wavy” Amplitude on Chirp Input

I am sending a chirp that sweeps form 20Hz to 500Hz to an audio codec, CS42L52, connected to an MCU, STM32F405, and I am receiving a "wavy" amplitude output. There is no processing on the MCU, I pass ...
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Given two waves, 441 Hz and 700 Hz, how many samples long is each wave's period if the sample-rate is 48 kHz?

The title says it all. I have two waves, Master and Slave. Master is at 441 Hz and Slave at 700 Hz. The sample-rate is 48 kHz. I want to know how to calculate the period of each wave in terms of ...
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What are the frequency components of a sampled signal after low-pass filtering?

A continuous signal $x_a(t)$ is a linear combination of sinusoids of frequency 250 Hz, 450 Hz, 1 kHz, 2.75 kHz and 4.05 kHz. The signal $x_a(t)$ is sampled at $f_s=$1.5 kHz, and the resulting digital ...
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Effect of Sampling frequency on RMS estimation

I have a simple, but interesting question for you. I have to compute the RMS (root mean square or standard deviation) value of a time signal which represents in my case a velocity mesasurement over ...
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Selecting the number of cycles for wavelet transform

I'm trying some wavelet analysis of EEG signals, using the phase lock measures from [1], specifically the S-PLV measure. In order to calculate that we perform a wavelet transform on the signals and ...
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Signal corrupted using peak (biquad) filter at low frequencies

I'm trying to process an audio stream through a series of peak filters at static frequencies that range from 0 to nyquist. If I start the range from anything below about 25Hz, the audio gets corrupted ...
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What is the shortest time period that can be used to find the frequency of a signal burried in noise and harmonics?

I have a continuous-time signal that is of the form $$x(t)=A \sin(2 \pi f t+\phi_1)+B \sin(2 \pi (5f) t+\phi_2)+C \sin(2 \pi (7f) t+\phi_3)+n(t)$$ sampled at 50us where $f$ is the frequency I want to ...
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frequency divider

How would one implement a frequency divider? I know I can resample up and then treat it as if I'm at the same frequency, however I want to divide the frequency of my signal by 2 and keep the same ...
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What is the best Algorithm to estimate the frequency for Almost-Periodic Data or complex periodic data?

I’ve got what it looks like a periodic signal but the periods seem not equally repeated, I want to estimate the PSD, particularly I need to obtain the dominant frequency of this data. I’ve estimated ...
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Can someone please help me out with audio, sampling frequency question

I really having a hard time to tackle the following question. It is asked to load a ".mat" file using load file.mat. And the result is two variables: Fs varaible ...
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What is the best method to estimate the frequency(PSD) for noise signal

I’ve been trying to estimate the frequency of a signal I obtained at 1000Hz sampling frequency. The dominant frequency is expected to be not more than 4 or 5 Hz. I’ve estimated the PSD using ...
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Incorrect Frequency results when using Multiple Signal Classification (MUSIC)

I am using MUSIC (Multiple Signal Classification) to determine Direction Of Arrival (DOA) and frequency of signals impinging on an Antenna Array. I am using a function ...
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What filter should I pass to these signals to make them constant on every piece

I'm analysing the frequencies of something I'm recording (whistling), which is resulting like this (yes, it's super mario bros' beginning song: I'd like to filter it to make it remain like: in order ...
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About frequency resolution [duplicate]

The frequency resolution of DFT is $\Delta f = \frac{1}{T_{0}} = \frac{1}{NT} = \frac{f_{s}}{N}$ where $f_{s}$ is sampling frequency, $T_{0}$ is sampling time, $N$ is number samples, and $T$ is the ...
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Can I ignore the Nyquist criterion?

If I have a signal with frequencies up to 2000 Hz but I'm only interested in the frequency range up to 500 Hz, is it correct to sample at 1000 Hz $(f_\mathrm s \geq 2 \cdot f_\mathrm{max})$? Or do I ...