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

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Detecting a low frequency cue in audio recording

I am hoping to find a linux program or library for a language like perl or python (open to ...
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Lock-in amplifier

From what I have studied so far I have understood that the benefit of a lock in amp is its ability to resolve the amplitude of a signal which is deep into noise. I was wondering if the same concept ...
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Detecting frequency when frequency is not sufficiently greater than baud rate

I'm writing software this software for decoding audio samples of FSK data back to bits (ASCII, etc). The software is working really well at this point for decoding FSK when the mark and space ...
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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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Down sampling in the frequency domain

I would like to down sample a signal from it's original sampling rate of 2,000,000 samples per second to 48,000 (or 44100) starting from the output of an FFT. This FFT delivers 16384 data points (...
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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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Question on spatial sampling for non-linear and/or non-uniform arrays

I am a little confused as to how to compute the nyquist criterion for a sensor array that is not linear, and/or non-uniform. For the linear, uniformly spaced case, the spatial nyquist is delimited by ...
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Global Transforms besides the DFT?

This is a simple question. Fourier analysis gives us the DFT, which is known as a global transform of a signal. In contrast, the Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) has a plethora of wavelets, all of ...
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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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If Digital Signal has frequency components then why we don't use it

As we know there are two kinds of signals: analog signals and digital signals. And there are two common techniques for multiplexing the signals: Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) and Frequency ...
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What features describe audio signals? (Besides frequency and amplitude)

I recorded sounds with a microphone and I try to distinguish them in my Java program. The frequency works quite good, but if I look at the fourier transforms it seems like there should be more ...
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Intuition for how a Fourier transform handles signals where the frequency varies with time?

I created a discrete signal sampled at 44.1kHz that is 330Hz for 1 second, 360Hz for 0.5s, and 390Hz for 0.25s. I did an FFT transformation of this, and got the magnitude graph below: I don't ...
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Find h[n] using DTFT properties

Using the DTFT property, find h[n] of a system where: Is it an FIR or IIR system?
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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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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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A very basic question about processing high frequency signals

A standard frequency for a modern computer processor is 1-3 GHz. The frequency of a GPS signal is ~1.5 GHz. My question is how is it possible for a computer to do anything at all with a signal that it ...
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How to Flip Spectrum Around DC?

Is it possible to flip a signal's spectrum around DC? I have a simple spectrum that I made up (MATLAB code): ...
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How do I perform the sifting process in empirical mode decomposition?

I am programming a voice activity detection algorithm and I found a paper that recommends the use of HHT. I have been trying to program it and understand how to calculate $m1(x)$, but the shifting ...
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Modeling spring oscilliations with electric noise (50 hz)

I have Analog to Digital converter from which I get data of measurements of 1kg load. The aim is to model the simple spring-damper system, so that after entering correct initial data (x = a, x' =...
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Sampling frequency of modulated signal

A very naive question... A signal with bandwidth of 20 MHz is modulated using a carrier of 1 GHz. What will be the sampling frequency? I was asked this question during an interview. I answered 2 GHz ...
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Generating a sound where end frequency is 1/2 of the start frequency

I am very very new to signals, and I am trying to generate sounds based on some parameters from a database. So, the database stores the following: startFrequency endFrequency startAmplitude ...
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Estimate frequency and peak value of a signal's fundamental

How can I find out frequency and peak value of a signal's fundamental? Please do consider the following: The peak value of some harmonics might be higher than that one of the fundamental The ...
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Orthogonality of FSK modulation for non-coherent detection

For an FSK modulation with coherent detection, in order to ensure orthogonality, the frequency separation between symbols is $\Delta f=f_2 - f_1 =1/2T$. However, in case of non-coherent demodulation, ...
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Removing noise from audio using Fourier transform in Matlab

I'm trying to remove noise from an audio file. This audio file contains speech as well as constant pink noise. I know that I have to use the Fourier transform to convert to the frequency domain then ...
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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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Detect presence of a specific frequency (or lack thereof)

I know very little DSP beyond an intro undergrad course. I was looking to write a C algorithm that takes ADC samples and determines if a specific frequency is present (in the range of 100KHz); not ...
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Very basic question about how we define frequency in signal processing

When talking about general periodic continuous-time signals for which $$x(t + T_0) = x(t)$$ where $T_0$ is the fundamental period we define the fundamental frequency $\omega_0$ as $\omega_0 = 2\pi/T_0$...
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The relationship between downsampling and frequency resolution

I am having trouble understanding a concept that I have seen in many published papers. For example, in this paper (http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0082748) they wrote ...
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Is the book wrong? — How to sketch frequency response obtained from H(z)?

This question is directly related to digital signal processing, so I am asking here. How to sketch frequency response obtained from $H(z)$? I'm adding an example and its solution below. I did not ...
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Frequency vector and fft

I have got a question concerning the definition of the frequency vector for an fft operation. Generally, I work with a frequency vector, f, with power of 2 ...
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FFT Zero Padding - Amplitude Change

I'm just learning about Fourier Transforms and as an input I'm using a WAV file (Matlab) and taking one channel of it and performing a quick Fourier transform. I've zero padded the input, as I've been ...
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Do Fourier frequencies actually exist in real life in form of “fundamental frequency”?

For me, this is a very awkward question to be asked, as at this point in my studies I'm supposed to be quite expert with elementary mathematical tools like Fourier transforms, but this has always ...
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Finding notes played in an audio clip

I am working on a program that will be able to tell when a musical note is played in audio and what that note is (ie. guitar or piano). You can assume can assume any audio used for the program will be ...
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What is the bandwidth of human speech?

What is the actual frecuency bandwidth of human speech. I know there is variation for gender, age and so, but what is the general range... I seem to find different ranges. Like here http://...
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Hilbert-Huang Transform Implementation

I am looking for a implementation of Hilbert-Huang Transformation. Ideally, in Java, but any language with similar syntax would prove useful. Could someone point me to a specific implementation, ...
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Frequency detection

What I have: A digital signal sampled at Fs composed of a QPSK modulation at Fmod plus some additive white gaussian noise. ...
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How to calculate the energy levels of frequency intervals of an audio signal?

Using the Fourier transformation I can translate a signal from the time-domain to the frequency-domain. If I divide the frequency axis into intervals, how can I calculate the audios signals energy for ...
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Frequency Response Error for IIR Butterworth in GNU Octave

I'm wondering why the following code for GNU Octave appears to be incorrect in the frequency domain by a magnitude of 2. For example, in Figure 1. (Sorry, I'm apparently not allowed to post images!) ...
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How to Shift Carrier Frequency in QAM Signal?

If I wanted to apply a 100Hz frequency shift to a QAM signal with a 500MHz carrier frequency, I would Demodulate it at the carrier frequency Apply a frequency shift to the original signal Modulate it ...
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Is there a good method to extract a reference sin/cos from a group of signals?

For the removal of a pure interference from a group of sampled signals, if I know the exact frequency of the interference I can simply use an I/Q demodulation technique (i.e., a phasor projection) to ...
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12kHz sine or square. I can hear the difference - why?

I can hear 12kHz sinewave but not 22kHz. A 12kHz squarewave has the fundamental and harmonics I think. But the first harmonic is outside my hearing range, so how come I can hear the difference ...
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Sub-band partitioning of filter-banks

In ECE-700 Filterbank Notes the partitioning is $\Delta = \frac{2\pi}{M}$ with center-frequencies at $\omega_k = \frac{2\pi}{M}k$ which makes me wonder, considering that frequencies in the range ...
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Why LFO should be alias-free?

I'm really tripping about this point! I try to reason with you and explain what's my trouble. Consider a scenario with Sample Rate 44100hz and a LFO square wave that will modulate some internal ...
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How to Map CWT to Synchrosqueezed wavelet transform?

I don't understand the mapping time-scale plane to the time-frequency plane in synchrosqueezed wavelet transform, i.e. $(3)$. You can find the paper here. For the given signal of $x(t)$ and mother ...
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How to detect decaying oscillations in a signal

I have a sampled signal which contains (among other things) some damped oscillations. From the underlying theory I have reasons to believe that it can be characterized by some specific frequencies of ...
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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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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 ...