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Determine stability of feedback system from open loop transfer function and Nyquist stability criterion gives different results

I'm confused due to the fact that the Nyquist stability criterion and looking at the transfer function doesn't give the same results whether a feedback system is stable or not. When I have the system ...
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Positive and negative frequencies in DFT due to frequency folding, or due to negatively indexed frequencies?

When I look for the cause of the mirroring of frequencies in DFT output, I get two types of explanations: The first one which says the frequencies are mirrored because of the complex exponential ...
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Why is the high-pass filter result in a discrete wavelet transform (DWT) downsampled?

From Wikipedia's description of the Discrete Wavelet Transform, a signal yields a set of: approximation coefficients (low-pass: by averaging + downsampling) detail coefficients (high-pass: convolving ...
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Applying Nyquist theorem to digital vs. analog audio quality

I had a recent conversation with a friend about analog vs. digital recordings. He shared his opinion that music recorded by analog techniques is of superior sound quality to music recorded by digital ...
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Where can I find an authoritative (peer-reviewed or textbook) reference to sampling-induced beating?

I presume we are all here well aware about foldback aliasing when sampling signals above the Nyquist frequency; i.e. half the sampling rate. By contrast, the phenomenon of beating occurs when ...
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anti-alias filter of square pulses

I'm trying to determine whether or not an anti-alias filter is needed for sampling square waves. The goal is to sample square wave pulses from a video detector with an ADC, do some time-domain digital ...
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Nyquist noiseless channel capacity; how can bit-rate be two times the bandwidth?

I'm confused by the Nyquist channel capacity formula. How can channel maximum capacity approach double the bandwidth. $C = 2\times BW \times log_{2}(L)$ bits/sec The way it was explained to me ...
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Conclusions of sampling around Nyquist Rate

I'm trying to understand some results of playing around with sampling around a signal's Nyquist sampling rate. For my example, I'm sampling a $B=5\mathrm{Hz}$ wave over a 1 second period. In the ...
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Understanding the Conditions for Recovering a Discrete Time Signal Through Sampling

So, we had a very brief introduction to the Nyquist-Shannon sampling theorem (the discrete time version). While discussing this, we have seen that multiplying a discrete time signal $x[n]$ by an ...
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Confusion regarding Nyquist Sampling Theorem

The first time Nyquist Theorem was mentioned in class. It stated that we should sample at twice the highest frequency content of the signal. Example: If we wanted to sample $\cos(2 \pi f_0 t)$, the ...
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Computing shifted signal without first reconstructing

Looking for a solution to the following problem: A signal $x(t)$ is band limited to $B$ Hz, and sampled above the Nyquist rate, with corresponding $f_s = 1/T$. If the sampled signal is given by ...
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Explanation of binning in frequency analysis post-FFT

I am creating an Android app which records sound for t seconds at a sampling rate of 44.1kHz with a buffer size of 8192 (16 bit mono samples). I need to plot a ...
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aliasing in image processing

I know that aliasing occurs when a signal is subsampled. If the sampling rate is lower than twice the max frequency in a signal, aliasing occurs. How is it in pictures? as far as I know, a sinc-filter ...
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Nyquist Rate of cosine modulated function

Here's my understanding: $$y(t) = x(t)~ \cos(\Omega_0 t)$$ I take the Fourier transform of y(t) and I get this result: $$Y(\Omega) = \frac{1}{2}X(\Omega - \Omega_0) + \frac{1}{2}X(\Omega + \...
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Upsampling with time offsets

Suppose I have done 4x oversampling for a continuous time signal, but the successive sampling times have a linearly increasing offset. Specifically, the samples with indices {4k; k=0, 1, 2,...} are ...
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Is it possible to lose half the samples, and yet see the full spectrogram as the original signal?

Consider an speech audio signal sampled at 16,000 samples per second. Plot its spctrogram. If we delete every other sample from input signal, we get y[n] = x[2n] for all n. It seems that if we plot ...
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Compensation for Irregular Time Step for DFT (FFT)

I want to run a clustering algorithm (svm, knn) on the ferquency spectrum data of a temperature sensor that published at irregular times. Here is the temperature data to take the FFT: I got the ...
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Nyquist frequency and DC

Im studying the DSP book by Steven W. Smith. On page 41 he covers the Nyquist frequency. He makes up an example by writing the following. ... consider an analog signal composed of frequencies ...
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why Sampling with higher than nyquist frequency is causing aliasing?

fm=20000 and I am sampling following signal at 65000 Hz: ...
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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 ...
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How to determine Nyquist Rate

I have the Fourier Transform of a signal. How can I determine the Nyquist Rate of that signal? What is the formula for that?
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What is the relationship between frequency vector and the peak frequency in FFT?

I am fairly new to both Matlab and FFT. I would like someone to explain to me the relationship between the frequency of the wave being processed, the number of point (usually called NFFT), the Nyquist ...
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Sampling Dirac function and a DC signal

Can we sample the Dirac function? $$ x(t) = \delta(t) $$ Can we sample a DC signal? $$ x(t) = 1$$ I think that we can't sample $x(t) = 1$ because the Fourier Transform of $x(t) = 1$ is $2\pi \delta(...
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Sampling and Reconstruction of digital signal in Matlab

I'm trying to write a program in Matlab that samples (using Nyquist theorem) and recovers signal. However, I cannot write sampling part for sum of 2 signal. ...
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What exactly is captured in a Sample of the Nyquist-Theorem variety?

I'm new to DSP and was thinking of sampling in the traditional music creation way, in that you capture a sound and play it back, warp it, etc., but when I thought about the Nyquist theorem, I realized ...
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Minimum Channel Bandwidth for PCM

Please check if my answer to GATE IN 2010 question 11.20 is correct/can be improved upon. So, every $\frac{1}{f_s}$ sec, a sample is taken. The signal amplitude is quantized into $2^n$ levels such ...
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Discrepancy in stability conditions when calculating via RH criterion and Nyquist criteria

I have the following open loop transfer function for a unity feedback system. $$G(s)=\frac{K(s+20)^2}{s^3}$$ 1.When using RH criterion it can be easily proved that the closed loop transfer function ...
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Minimum possible sampling frequency for continuous time signal

A continuous-time signal $x(t)$ has the magnitude spectrum $\lvert X(F)\rvert$ shown in Figure 6. The signal is sampled to obtain $x(n)$ using the sampling frequency $F_s$. Determine the minimum ...
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Power Line interference with different Sampling frequency

I've been playing around with EEG data from an online database. If the power line interference (PLI) is at 50Hz and sampling frequency is 64Hz, then according to the Nyquist theorem, the 50Hz PLI ...
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Why doesn't the sampling theorem work in this case?

In this example, under "Discussion", we can see that the Nyquist sample rate will result in samples with the value zero only. But why is this? I thought the sampling theorem said that if you ...
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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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The Nyquist-Theorm behind the fft

I saw a code in Python in the scipy.org (http://docs.scipy.org/doc/scipy-dev/reference/tutorial/fftpack.html) and found this: First question: Is it right that T = 1/800 <==> fs = 800 Hz fulfill ...
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Calculate Max Number Of Harmonics for given Sample Rate?

How do I calculate the maximum number of harmonics a complex wave can have based on the sample rate? Say I Have a 20hz fundamental and a sampling rate of 44100 hz. My instinct is to take 44100/2 = ...
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Bandwidth computation for NRZ baseband transmission scheme

In Andrew Tanenbaum's book on Computer Networks, while explaining about bandwidth of a NRZ (Non Return to Zero) baseband transmission scheme, he says the following: With NRZ, the signal may cycle ...
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Sampling a signal with varying frequency

Question I'm trying to figure out the sampling rate for my ADC to sample essentially signal essentially of the form: $$y(t) = \sin(\max(t, \omega_{max})\times t) + n$$ where $n$ is noise. Context This ...
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Nyquist Maximum data rate formula for PCM

The Nyquist maximum data rate formula for a binary PCM is given by $$C = 2B\log_2L$$ I'm not very sure what "$B$" is here. Is it the bandwidth of the signal being sampled or is it the channel ...
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Calculate aliasing of $x_a(t) = \cos{(2\pi300t)} + \cos(2\pi600t)$ when sampled with $F_s = 1000$

I'm asked to sample the signal $$x_a(t) = \cos{(2\pi300t)} + \cos(2\pi600t)$$ with sampling frequency $F_s = 1000$ and plot the magnitude spectrum for the resulting sampled signal. My thinking is ...
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Nyquist sampling

I know that if $f_\mathrm{m}$ is the "Nyquist frequency" (max frequency) and $f_\mathrm{s}$ sampling rate then $f_\mathrm{s}>2f_\mathrm{m}$. Am I correct so far? I have a signal $x(t)$ with max ...
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Do Nyquist samples have the same sum as the integral of the signal?

Assume I sample a signal according to the Nyquist criterion. Then I perform a simple summation / integral over a linearly interpolated signal. Is this equivalent to the integral over the continuous ...
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Follow up question regarding: “Complex sampling can break Nyquist?”

I'm having some trouble understanding the sample rate limitations when considering a complex baseband signal. I understand (based on the linked SE questions below), the either (1) physically ...
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Nyquist Theorem adding two same frequency near to Nyquist Frequency with phase shift

This is my first question on this platform. Sorry if I made mistakes. What happens if we add two or more same frequency signals near to Nyquist Frequency with phase shift and sample them? For ...
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Distortion of a signal consisting of two periodic components

We have a signal $$x(t)=U_1\cos\omega_1t+U_2\cos\omega_2t$$ whose frequencies are $f_1=100\,\text{Hz}$ and $f_2=600\,\text{Hz}$. This signal is being discretisated in time using unipolar rectangular ...
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Sampling below Nyqust Frequency

My understanding of Nyquist's theorem is that you need to sample at a rate that's twice the bandwidth of a signal to fully recover it. What exactly does the bandwidth mean in this context and what ...
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Invertibility of Room Impulse Response: Reproducing Research Paper

I have been trying to reproduce this paper¹. Few things which are unclear to me. The paper talks about finding whether a given Room Impulse Response(RIR) is invertible or not based on Nyquist plot. ...
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Lock-In Amplifier Sampling Rate

For a digital lock-in amplifier (synchronous demodulator) I have a sinusoidal reference signal in the range of 10-15kHz, the amplitude and phase I want to observe changes very slowly <10Hz. My ...
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Find the nyquist sampling rate?

I have a signal $x(t)$ for which I want to find the Nyquist frequency : $$ x(t) = \frac{\sin{\pi t/2}}{\pi t/2} \ast \sum^\infty_{n=-\infty}\delta(t-10n)$$ I am trying to solve this in the time ...
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Under what conditions do the phase margin and Nyquist criteria give the same results?

When designing feedback systems, I often evaluate stability by thinking about phase margin: the closed loop system $$T(s) = \frac{L(s)}{1+L(s)}$$ is stable if $L(s)$ has positive phase margin, i.e., $...
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Minimum recording time for a signal

I am familiar with both Nyquist frequency and Nyquist rate. What I cannot seem to find information on is the minimum time necessary to detect a signal. In my use case I am using a multiplexer to ...
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Properties of root raised cosine filter

In communication systems, the transmitted signal is often passed through a root-raised cosine filter to avoid, in textbook language, intersymbol interference (ISI). An identical filter at the receiver ...
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Find minimum sampling rate of non-ideal notch filter

Old test problem: "You have been asked to design a real-time digital filtering system that eliminates a band of frequencies between 20 and 30 MHz but preserves everything else. The system uses an ...