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In signal processing, sampling is the reduction of a continuous-domain signal to a discrete-domain signal.

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DFT for signals of different length and sampling rate

I would like to compare oscillations of biological object. I have multiple datasets which are taken with different sampling rate and have different length. My current workflow: Take derivative, ...
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Why is In-phase Quadrature sampling not used to record and store digital audio?

I/Q is a standard method to sample radio frequency and its use is even seen in some non radio signals like sonar. But it seems that it is not used to sample acoustic frequencies. What property of ...
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Fourier Transform of sampled reflectance measurements

Goal: Calculate the complex index of refraction ($\hat n = n +jk)$ from reflectance measurements. Data: Reflectance measurements for various materials were taken with a FTIR (Nicolet™ iS50 FTIR, ...
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Sampling points on a face of a human body mesh

Is there a known shape analysis technique to sample points of a not necessarily naked human body mesh (more specifically the head part). The goal would be to randomly sample (uniform distribution) ...
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How do Anti-Aliasing Filters filter the signal?

I have programmed a anti-aliasing filter that uses the fourier-transformation and makes a perfect cutoff on my desired cutoff frequency for downsampling without aliasing. I have read about other ...
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Canceling interference (such as harmonics from out of band source )

I have a vague-ish question, if it makes sense: The desired received signal (from source S1) was carried at 3 GHz passband carrier frequency, with bandwidth 20 MHz. It was interfered with by the 3rd ...
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does aliasing occur always if i sample a vibration in real world applications?

I was reading about the aliasing effect and nyquist. I understand that aliasing effect occurs if the sampling rate is lower than twice the maximum frequency in the signal I want to sample. So I was ...
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Nyquist theorem vs sampling theorem vs shannon sampling theorem?

Is there any difference between these three?or these are just three names of same theorem?
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Phase difference measurement of a 100 kHz tone

I would like to measure the phase difference of a 100 kHz tone. The tone is transmitted and then received. The received tone is sampled using an 1 MHz 12 bit ADC(IQ) and the SNR is at least 35 dB. ...
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Interpretation of sample rate

I'm a little confused about the sample rate: If I have an audio file that was recorded with a sample rate of 48kHz, this means that there are 48,000 values per second in this file, right? So when I ...
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Reconstructing/interpolating small regions of a bandlimited signal by taking the fewest possible samples

I have a signal which is bandlimited and can be sampled at arbitrary continuous positions. The value at any position is given by an expensive computation. I need to do some further computation on ...
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Doubt in Frequency Modulation code

While searching for something FM, I came across this code. I am not able to understand a particular line of code. I have written a comment against that line of code. ...
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IQ Sampling and Oversampling Differences? *Confused*

Two different thought process that produce two different alias band calculations .... What concepts are these? If I have two 1 GHz ADC's and they sample with 90 degree offset (A comment said this is ...
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How to make low pass filter using frequency sampling method?

https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/technical-articles/design-of-fir-filters-using-frequency-sampling-method/ So there is two main equation: I wish to filter out frequency $\le 10000Hz$, for example. ...
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removing noise using Scipy.signal.butter:

I am going to remove the noise from a brain recorded signal. It was a continuous recording and with sample rate=30kHz, it was digitized. So now it is a digital signal. I have written the code here ...
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Trouble with understanding moving average filter as an oversampling filter

I am struggling with understanding how an moving average filter can increase ENOB in a given sample. I wrote a test for a simple MA (moving average) filter in matlab. The algorithm to create new MA ...
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sampling a continuous time signal using MATLAB?

I have a continuous time signal $x(t)=cos(2 πft)$ where $0\leq t \leq 2$. I want to plot discrete time signal $x(n)$ where $0 \leq n \leq 19$ for sampling frequency 100 Hz and signal frequency 10 Hz. ...
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Torque signal fft

I have the following torque signal picked up with a 10.240Hz sampling rate from a testbench. I am studying its fft which I create on Octave with the following code: ...
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Why is the digital frequency highest at $\pi$ and what does it mean in terms of analog frequency? [duplicate]

I can't seem to comprehend why the digital frequency is highest at $\pi$. I know the relationship between the digital and analog frequency is given by: $$\omega = 2\pi\frac{F}{F_s}=2\pi f$$ Where $F$ ...
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Build an inverse model for a train of gaussian pulses

I have a stationary signal from a train of Gaussian pulses. My sampling window is too wide (cannot be reduced). In the example 1 ms. So it is not possible to clearly distinguish one pulse from another....
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relation between DFT to CTFT

The signal $$x(t)\;\;\;\;0\leq t\leq 0.2s $$ We know that the CTFT of $x(t)=0$ when $|w|>2*\pi*10^4$ We sample $x(t)$ in sample space of $$T=25\mu s$$ or $$F_s=1/T=40000Hz$$and we get a series ...
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find the maximum of the DFT of sampled signal

The signal $$x(t)=\cos(10\pi t+\phi)+\cos(20\pi t)$$ is sampled with a sampling frequency $F_s$ as $25 \mathrm{Hz}$ where the phase $\phi$ is unknown. Sampling the continuous time signal $$y[n]=x(nT)$...
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Poisson summation formula and periodic summation of Fourier transforms

One of the forms of the Poisson summation formula is $$ \sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} T\cdot x(nT)\ e^{-i 2\pi f T n}\; {=} \; \sum_{k=-\infty}^{\infty} X\left(f - k/T\right),$$ where $x(nT)$ are ...
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Discrete time aperiodic signal: Concept of frequency?

Is concept of frequency to a-periodic signal whether it is continuous or discrete time is valid? I am bit confused, since discrete time sinusoids have frequency $-\pi<\omega<\pi$ or $-\frac{1}{...
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Choosing right cut-off frequency for a LP filter in upsampler

I'm implementing a upsample function in Matlab but it's not perfect right now,for reasons I'm not sure. Here is my code: ...
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How sampling aperiodic signal will result in periodic repetitions of the same

I am reading "Digital Signal Processing" - Proakis and often read that sampling guarantees periodicity (not exact as read) But I wonder how sampling aperiodic signal will result in periodic ...
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Can the Nyquist sample rate be extended to stochastic sampling?

It appears there are lots of questions here about Nyquist, and a few questions about stochastic sampling here. But I haven't found any that address quite what I'm after. This is the closest I've ...
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A question about sampling rate of cosine signal

Given $$c(t) = \cos(2\pi\cdot 30 \cdot t) $$ If we sample this signal at the Nyquist rate 60 Hz and at a higher rate of 80 Hz, we get the following: There is no aliasing as $f$ = 30 Hz is less than ...
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Calculate sampling lattice matrix in 2D

The pattern in which the sample points are distributed in 2 dims, is called a sampling lattice, and can be defined by a generator matrix.. In 2 dimensions, the generator matrix consists of 2 vectors. ...
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How do I convert a sampled complex signal to a real signal?

I’m writing a Soapy SDR plugin for the FL2K-SDR. Soapy SDR expects plugins to produce and consume IQ samples. However, the FL2K-SDR driver consumes only real samples. I know you can convert a real ...
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Recoverable continuous function after average sampling

I have a personal interest in this question, but I don't know if it is unfounded. Suppose I have a continuous function x (t), which is sampled using an average sliding window, which performs a ...
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confusion sampling vs quantization?

while converting analog signal to digital equivalent,we have a process that is called analog to digital conversion and it has two main steps/stages sampling and quantization? I am confused whether y ...
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Phase difference between signals sampled at different frequencies

I want to know that if it is possible to measure the relative phase difference between a signal that has been sampled at two different locations with different sampling frequencies? Also can that ...
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What is the difference between SFO (sampling frequency offset) and SCO (Sampling clock offset)?

What is the difference between SFO (sampling frequency offset) and SCO (Sampling clock offset)? I think they are essentially the same phenomenon?
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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 sampling in image acquisition

I know that in the image acquisition stage, after obtaining the analog image from the sensors, it is sampled and quantized. How the Nyquist sampling is achieved? The sampling frequency must be at ...
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Sampling $x(t)=\cos(4\pi t)+\cos(2\pi t)$

Imagine that we sample the signal $x(t)=\cos(4\pi t)+\cos(2\pi t)$ with a certain sample frequency $f_s$ and we obtain $x[n]$. Now, by ideal interpolation, we get $y(t)$ from $x[n]$. How can we know ...
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ADC sampling rate implications Matlab/Simulink M-PSK modulation

I am trying to find a way to evaluate what would be the minimum sampling rate used in a modulated waveform using matlab / Simulink. The real scenario would be let say a M-PSK waveform of Y bandwidth ...
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How to generate Digital Sine Wave? [closed]

I am trying to generate a sine wave digitally. I am using LMS7200m RF chip from Lime microsystems. I want to generate a sine wave of 100KHz. The DAC on the chip has a sampling rate of 640 MHz with ...
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I/Q plane plot understanding?

I am experimenting with some signals. I ma generating a 2.47 Ghz signal from signal generator and receiving it by an SDR (LMS7002m Rf chip) with Rx frequency tuned to 2.47 GHz. Upon plotting the ...
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How to determine sampling frequency for an x(t) signal avoiding aliasing?

The antitransform of the function is given: $ \hat{x}(f) = \frac{123 + i246\pi f}{246 - 24600 \pi^2 f^2 + i4920\pi f} $ I'm asked to determine which frequency can I sample using the function x(t) ...
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Lagrange Vs Sinc interpolation

I was wondering what is the practical difference between Lagrange Interpolation using Farrow Structure and Sinc Interpolation? Both require pre-computation of time offset coefficients using a lookup ...
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Nyquist sampling theorem / Nyquist - Shannon theorem evaluation over M-PSK

I am trying to simulate an M-PSK Tx-Rx System on Simulink and analyse what the effect of sampling rate reduction would have on it. More, particular I am trying to prove what Nyquist sampling theorem ...
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How to get RMS to Frequency chart for discrete samples of acceleration?

I’m reading a book on Motorcycle dynamics and want to compare the vibration profile of my motorbike against this chart: I am not sure how to get the RMS of acceleration at different frequencies. I ...
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Why is my filter unstable and self-oscillating in this case?

I am using resonant bandpasses to simulate modes of guitar/piano strings for audio synthesis. While attempting to introduce coupling effects I have encountered a problem. I will illustrate with some ...
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Variance of a signal

How to calculate the variance of noise samples modeled as follows: $n_a(t)$ is a Gaussian zero-mean white noise process with (two-sided) power spectral density $\frac{N_0}{2}$. $n_a(t)$ is passed ...
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Digital to analog aliasing or mirror query… DAC can output negative frequency?

Using a clock Fs = 1 MHz. The Digital to Analog (DAC) can make frequencies upto 500 KHz. 500 kHz to 1 MHz is an alias? Or is it called a mirror?? Is aliasing a concept only on the ADC and sampling ...
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how a signal for which calculate RMS can be filtered and have a fast settling time?

i designed a sinusoidal pwm amplifier (3KHz to 20KHz) that regulates its output voltage reading the RMS value of output current. The RMS is obtained squaring the signal sampled by AD converter @...
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What is the difference between t=n*Ts sampling vs impulse train sampling?

I know that if I sampling with impulse train so I get in the frequency plane X(f)*h(f) (when x(f) is my signal, * means convolution and h(f) is fourier transform of impulse train). what the ...

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