# Questions tagged [sampling]

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

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### Can I sample at Nyquist rate if I know that my samples are taken only at the signal's maxima or minima?

I know that in general the sampling rate, $f_s$, must be greater than twice the highest frequency of the signal, $f$. If I sample at the Nyquist rate, it can lead to the following: However, if the ...
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### Is spectral density sometimes normalized by sampling rate rather than bin size?

I'm a scientist conducting an experiment that requires some signal processing. My expertise is not in signal processing, thus here I am. We've basically re-created an experiment conducted by other ...
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### number of multiplications per second required by the system

Consider a system implementing a rational sampling rate change by 5/7: for this, we cascade upsampler by 5, a lowpass filter with cutoff frequency π/7 and a downsampler by 7. The lowpass filter is a ...
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### How to characterize the randomness of an event using it's PSD?

I have the power spectral density function of a stochastic phenomenon. how can I generate a signal (time series) representing the randomness of this event over time? How can I draw the probability ...
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### minimum oversampling factor for D/A converter

Consider a D/A converter for audio signals consisiting of a zero-order-hold interpolator followed by a continuous-time lowpass filter with positive passband between 0 and 20KHz and stopband starting ...
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### the number of multiplications per second required by the system

Q1. Consider a system implementing a rational sampling rate change by 5/7: for this, we cascade upsampler by 5, a lowpass filter with cutoff frequency π/7 and a downsampler by 7. The lowpass filter is ...
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### How to distinguish between FFT power leak or close frequencies

This week I was having an interview with a Professor for Grad School. He asked a bunch of questions related to signal processing that lead up to some questions about power leak on the FFT spectrum. So ...
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### D/A converter with

I am trying to figure out how to consider digital-to-analog conversion and how to consider oversampling based on a course I am taking online and figuring out the logic behind this. Unfortunately there ...
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### How to reconstruct a time-discrete signal

German: Sie betrachten das zeitkontinuierliche Signal $s(t)$ mit einem digitalen Oszilloskop mit Abtastperiode $T_\mathrm{s}$ und messen das zeitdiskrete Signal $\tilde{s}[n] = s(n\:T_s)$ Nehmen Sie ...
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### down sample and up sample

Does these codes hold true for up sampling and down sampling processes? ...
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### Confusion in property of Z transform of ideal sampled waveform

I was reading about z transfom of ideal sampled signals and one of the properties of Z transform of sampled signal that surprised me,here it is (image) So here this property of Z transform is quite ...
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### Correction of amplitude after zero padding for upsampling purposes

I have time sequence in which the data is sampled at 0.8 Hz. The data is related to chromatography (chemical analysis), that is why the sampling frequency is relatively low. The instrument cannot ...
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### Variable Window Size of Blackman FIR filter

I am trying to implement an FIR filter with a Blackman window function. The solution I got for my signal filtering problem is to have different window sizes for certain characteristics of the input ...
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### Oversampling, decimation and Nyquist

I know this is a bit of a fundamental DSP question but I want to finally understand this and I think I need some help to finally put it all together. Let's say I have an RF complex sampling ADC with a ...
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### The impact on the frequency of adding zero samples and non zero samples

Can someone give me a brief explanation of what is going on in here? I struggle to understand the full differences between the impact on the frequency of added zero samples and adding samples which ...
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### Cosine of amplitude 1 but GNU Radio shows FFT has amplitude > 30,000

I am doing an FFT on a cosine wave which has an amplitude of 1. The FFT is amplitude is not 1 but over 30,000. What am I missing here? It's from the GNU Radio FFT wiki page:
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### How to save Fourier series approximated signal to a WAV file

I changed this Matlab/Octave code to approximate square wave by using combination of Fourier series and Fejér taper: ...
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### 4G LTE Sampling Frequency Offset

Could someone please explain how the 4G LTE OFDM measures and corrects the sampling frequency offset? I can see a number of algorithms proposed in the literature, but I am trying narrow it down to the ...
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### Find the frequencies present when a non-sinusoidal wave is reconstructed

A 1.6kHz periodic (not sinusoidal) signal contains all its harmonics, both even and odd. The signal is sampled at 3.6kHz and ideally reconstructed. What frequencies are present in the output? I know ...
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### Modulation upsampling method

I try to implement a qpsk modulator in Octave. The chain is the state of the art I guess: Mapper -> Upsampling x4 -> Root raised cosine filter. My main question is about the upsampling. I try to ...
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### Filtering a noise of F[sig] frequency [Example 20Khz] in measurement system

I am developing a system where there is inherent noise of F[sig] frequency. This is a DC measurement system and want to get rid of the noise by sampling at F[samp] samples per rate and taking multiple ...
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### Where does the imaginary part of a singnal come from? [duplicate]

So I recently watched this lovely overview of DSP/SDR explaining how demodulation of AM and FM becomes trivial by turning a signal into a complex number. (AM being the magnitude of the number and FM ...