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

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Signal matching: How to quantify the difference between two signals of varying frequency

I have two waves, and I would like to quantify the difference between them. They are exponential sine waves where the frequency decreases with time. I'm interested in the difference in decay ...
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Difference between Fine and Coarse Frequency Offset in OFDM

I need to explain for a project the difference between Fine and Coarse Frequency Offset in OFDM signals. I know what the frequency offset is and what it does to the carrier frequencies but I cannot ...
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Deciding on the FFT length for water waves in flume (wave facility)

Soon I'll be conducting experiments in a wave facility (flume) for my MSc thesis. And I would like to analyse wave spectra (amplitude and energy density). The time step (or 'accuracy') of the wave ...
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Are there accepted ranges of “high”, “medium” and “low” visual spatial frequency?

I have an image and have been able to quantify its power across spatial frequencies, using Python. What I am interested in doing is creating some measure of how much of the image's information is low, ...
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Difference between these frequency response curves

I am thinking about a simple mass-damper system response. Most single DOF systems show a frequency response plot that looks like this: Note how increasing the damping ratio always reduces the output ...
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Sampling bandpass signal with spectral replications

I want to clear my thinking on how to approach problems of the type characterized below. I guess what we want to do is select a sample rate of a sufficient size such that this signal can be fully ...
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Standard representation of FFT of an Image?

Statement 1 : When we take DFT of an image matrix, we get DFT co-efficient matrix. What does the DFT Co-efficients tells about the image? (For example, take the 1st co-eff in the DFT matrix, what ...
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Frequency domain confusion

I'm a bit confused with some details about frequency domain or studying systems with Laplace and Fourier analysis. Let's say we have a system with a transfer function $H(s)$ with no poles and zero's ...
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Doppler effect on phase

I am struggling to find or derive the relationship between Doppler frequency and the associated phase shift. Let's say I have a signal transmitted at a given frequency $f_c$. I then down convert ...
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Is it possible to create a causal filter with a positively-sloped phase response?

I am currently prototyping a set of noise-cancelling headphones that utilize active EQ to modify the noise-cancelling signal, allowing the user to modify the frequencies that they hear or don't hear. ...
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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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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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Periodic signal filtering: transform from frequency domain doesn't meet expectation

The signal in question is: $$x(t)= \sum_{n=-\infty}^{+\infty} \text{rect}\left(\frac{t-4nT}{2T}\right)+\text{trian}\left(\frac{t-n4T}{T}\right)\quad\text{with}\quad T=1\,\textrm{ms}$$ Passes through ...
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Does frequency shifting double needed bandwidth? [duplicate]

Suppose we have a low pass signal and it's spectrum is like this: If we define bandwidth as the difference between signal minimum and maximum frequencies, above picture says that the signal has a ...
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VIbrato (pitch variation) function

I'm looking for an algorithm for Vibrato audio effect for a cross-platform C++ program of audio processing. Now I use the realization from Chaotic-DAW sources. The problem is that Chaotic-DAW has a ...
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Why is the magnitude of the second component of my FFT spectrum always the largest one?

While working with FFT, I have a strange case with a current experimental setup. I am working with beat frequencies (intermediate frequency output) and using a standard FFT algorithm (complex to ...
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Time-varying waveform

My situation is as follows: i am trying to generate a waveform the hard way, by constructing the samples one by one and then saving the result to a .wav file using Python. When the frequency is ...
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Doppler shift using PLL

I am trying to apply phase lock loop to calculate phase shift due to doppler effect and finally calculate the doppler frequency($\Delta f$). I am assuming that the received wave is of the form, $r(t) =...
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How are the time scales of an exponential decaying autocorrelation related to the duration of peaks?

I'm reading a biology article (full text here) that analyzed the variation of a cell parameter over time at different stimulus intensities (calcium concentration). The frequency of peaks increases at ...
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Is there any problem with my FFT method?

I am trying to analysis a system by Fourier Transform. my system has 3 dominant modes. (1,0.05) (0.51,0.01),(0.46,0.01) the pairs are defined as (freq,damping_ratio) I've got those result with ...
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why wavelet (CWT) doesn't show accurate results always?

hmm any one can help please? I have a signal that contains some modes in it. I've run a CWT transform but I haven't got my desired results. so I implement a test signal that contains freqs [0.1,0.3,0....
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Finding Frequency Differences In Differing Amplitude Signals

I have two audio signals, both with supposedly matching frequencies at each time window. What I would like to do is to verify that the frequencies are identical. However, one was created at a higher ...
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Varying signal bandwidth with two signal generators

I would like to emulate a signal with bandwidth (like BPSK) for some testing, but the two signal generators I have access to do not have any BPSK options installed. If I know the frequency (2462MHz) ...
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Calculating a filter's attenuation at a certain frequency from the Q-factor

I'm using the Web Audio API to make a graphic EQ with four BiQuad filters; a highpass, two bandpass and a low pass: You can see each node representing each filter's frequency. It's working nicely but ...
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Maximum Frequency deviation in Frequency Modulation

I am writing a script to frequency modulate the stereo audio signal, and later calculating the modulation index wrt time. As we have to modulate the stereo audio signal, I have to first synthesize ...
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If low frequency travels longer distance, why our speech is not travelling longer distance?

It is know that low frequency signals travel longer distance that of high frequency signal. If so, our speech signal is low frequency signal, why it is not travelling further?
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period of this signal

it could be a donkey question but I'm a little confused. I have this signal $w(t)=sin({\pi}0.1f)$. I have to calculate the period of this signal. $w(t)=sin(2{\pi}\frac{1}{20}f)$ the period of this ...
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Given a real signal, increase modulation frequency

Lets say I receive the signal $$x(t)\cos(\omega_c t)$$ and I want to change the the carrier frequency $x(t)\cos(1.001\omega_c t)$ How can this be done? If I modulated it with a complex exponential, ...
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Estimating the amplitude of a particular frequency

I am relatively new to DSP and have been reading a lot on the internet. I have a couple of questions. I have a signal in the form of a function $$ f(x) = A_0 + A_1 \cos(\omega_1 x) + A_2 \cos(\...
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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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sampling rate for band pass signal

The sampling frequency for band pass signal which is having frequency from 4 kHz to 6 kHz(rectangular shape from 4 to 6 kHz), can I prefer the sampling frequency of 12 kHz(2*the highest frequency ...
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Heisenberg Uncertainly Principle and wavelet transform

I am using CMOR(complex morlet) wavelet in Fourier space in order to reconstruct my signal and also estimate damping and frequencies of the embedded modes. there are two main parameters in cmor. the ...
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Equidistant log scale points

I have an x-axis which is in logarithmic scale representing frequency, I would like to have NumPoints on this axis that are equidistant on the log scale, I have the following variables: Fmin = 100 ...
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Programming language for sound manipulation [closed]

Having had little experience in PHP, I moved to C++ in-order to create a spectrogram, I wanted to create probably the simplest/easiest one for my first project, so easy infact I don't need reading/...
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Connection between filter equation in frequency domain and difference equation in time domain?

I know that the frequency response of a filter is described by equation: H(w) = 1-1.176*e^(-jw) + e^(-j2w) , where w is the angular frequency. Then in time domain ...
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Nyquist Frequency

There is a statement regarding the Nyquist frequency in one of my textbooks which I don't quite follow. I would appreciate it if someone could clarify it for me. Now, the way I understand it - if we ...
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Chebyshev I or Chebyshev II?

I am new to DSP, and I am trying to recreate some analysis of a signal, They use a chebyshev I filter to go from a 100Hz signal to a 50Hz signal. Whereas I am currently using a chebyshev II filter, ...
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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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What is a note?

That simple. What is a note in digital signal processing? Is it a single value of y[n] in a system with a difference equation e.g. ...
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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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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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Cepstrum, peak picking

I try to obtain fundamental frequency from cepstrum. I decide to use peak picking algorithm, which pick maximum value of the Cepstrum (c) with sampling rate fs. ...
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given a mixture of two signals, how to separate it to its base components?

I have a signal that contains two components. How can I separate it two its two components in matlab? Please note that the location and shape of components are different in each experiment and we do a ...
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Time shifts and change in phase

My question here is in regards to implicit information/terminology. Basically, whenever we say that "a shift in time means a change of phase in fourier space", is it implicit that the shift is ...
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How does one know how many times to downsample in Harmonic Product Spectrum?

I have been working on a Harmonic Product Spectrum Algorithm. Now, all the literature I've read about the subject tells me to downsample an N amount of times. How does one determine what this N value ...
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Is a DC signal 0 frequency or extremely high?

If I pass a signal with DC component through a Low Pass Filter will the output be without the DC component?
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How is frequency related to data rate?

How does (if it does) frequency affect/relates to Data Rate. Why for example using the same modulation, LoRa (in the physical layer), you get somewhere around 250kbps at 2.4Ghz and only 20kbps at ...
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What is the relationship between angular frequency and normalized angular frequency

This is a slide from my lecture notes: My professor used the following words " We denote digital frequencies with capital letters and analogue frequencies with lower case letters" The problem I have ...
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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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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 ...