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with given Sampling rate, what max frequency human voice can be captured?

I'm new to signal processing and sampling rate, I was asked interview question related to this. This is the exact question asked: With 8Khz of sampling rate, whats the max frequency that human ...
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Why does my sinusoid look “AM” in shape?

My code is : Fs=200e6; Ts=1/Fs; NFFT=2^14; Runtime=(NFFT-1)*Ts; t=0:Ts:Runtime; f_in=90*1e6; y_in=sin(2*pi *f_in *t); plot(t,y_in) ylim([-1.5 1.5]) Then why does ...
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Why doesn't sampling a periodic continuous-time signal yield a periodic discrete-time signal?

I have been studying signals and systems lately and I have came across the following claim: The uniform sampling of a periodic continuous-time signal may not be periodic! Can someone please ...
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barker sequence in signal processing

In our class test we were given a signal with barker sequence and a 10101010... sequence ahead of that and were asked it's importance. So what is the significance of that 10101... sequence?
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Alignment of 2 Set of Samples from Different Sensors

If we measure the heart rate of a subject with two different devices, which have big different sampling rates then how we can compare their outcomes. For instance, one of the devices has the sampling ...
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Periodicity of sum of discrete signals

In my lecture slides for school and from this website here "The sum $z[n] = x[n] + y[n]$ of periodic signals $x[n]$ with fundamental period $N1$, and $y[n]$ with fundamental period $N2$ is periodic ...
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histogram bin size vs. data sampling rate

I have a set of numerical signals that give me a set of zeros calculated based on some numerical procedure. I make a histogram of those zeros. Here, a following problem arises: If the histogram ...
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What is wrong with my PSD computation?

I'm trying to calibrate the RX of my SDR Board to become a measuring receiver. I.e, by connecting it to a known source of power (in my case, a frequency generator), at a fixed frequency, I'm trying to ...
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Are resolution increase and noise reduction from oversampling mutually exclusive?

Oversampling a signal means sampling it with a significantly higher sampling frequency than the Nyquist rate. As far as I know, there are three advantages: Easier design of anti alias filter Increase ...
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Uncertainty Relation between time and frequency

Typically, humans can hear sound waves in the frequency range 20 Hz to 20 kHz. If one wants to make digital record of sound such that no audible information is lost, what is the longest time interval ...
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RF signals database

I'm trying to learn more about RF signal modulation/demodulation. I wanted to experiment with some real signals, but I don't have any data to work on. Is there any open database of RF signals? Like ...
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Use of the Dirac delta as a sampling operator

As we are all taught in signal processing classes, the Dirac delta is not a normal function but a generalized function. It is sometimes defined as either the limit of some normal function whose ...
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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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Does the Nyquist Sampling Theorem hold for a triangular wave?

Does the Nyquist Sampling theorem hold for a triangular wave produced by a function generator? For example, a triangular wave with a frequency of 15 Hz sampled at 60 Hz, 180 Hz and 15000 Hz.
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How to find DC bias of periodic signal from samples that include a non-integer number of periods?

I'm using an ADC to sample a periodic signal and I want to calculate the DC bias of the signal from the samples. The obvious solution is to take the average of the samples. This works fine if there ...
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Signal Processing for Discrete Events

This is less a specific question, and more... "what is this called" and "where can I read more about it"? Several times in my career, I've had to work with datasets with "discrete events". Lets say ...
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Hybrid Sampling Scheme Idea?

I am facing a problem which I could not find any robust solution for . Assume we have a signal, $x$, composed of sum of a few sinusoidal. e.g. $$x=A_1\sin(\omega_1t+\phi_1)+A_2\sin(\omega_2t+\phi_2)+...
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Spurious When $F_s/F$ is not an integer

We are using a 16-bit DAC for a waveform generation between to $500\textrm{ MHz}$ with the sampling frequency of $1200\textrm{ MHz}$. The specification for the waveform generation is $10\textrm{ Hz}$ ...
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What is the best approach for studying the information within frequencies of an unknown signal

If we have a signal and we do not know anything about this signal. We do not know which frequencies contain specific information, and which frequencies does not contain information. Which is the ...
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what is difference between Alias vs. down sampling? [closed]

could someone help me explain downsampling in the context of Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem and tell the difference between Aliasing and downsampling.Also is downsampling and undersampling the same ?...
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How to calculate a significant value of a definite curve/shaded region in a graph?

The attached graph below consists of $4.5$ seconds of pattern which I have recorded via a hardware device. The $x$-axis is the timestamp value in seconds and the $y$-axis is the hardware value. The ...
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Accuracy of sampling rate

I have data corresponding to 300 seconds. Sampling rate is 500Hz. I should have 500*300 = 150000 samples. But due to hardware error, I am receiving a few extra samples. What is the optimal way of ...
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Upsampling and zero order hold

Maybe to someone this question may seem quite easy but I have a problem grasping it. Namely, assume that we have two systems A and B with sampling rates $f_A$ and $f_B$ where $f_A>f_B$ and $R=\frac{...
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Generating very short signals

So I need to program (using Java) some things that include generated sounds. I am struggling to understand how to make it work because I require a rather short signal while still using a sampling rate ...
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Random sampling vs uniform sampling

In this paper of Lustig, he speaks about a something which appears unintuitive: sampling at random may exhibit better performance than sampling uniformly. I tried to understand this starting from page ...
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Sampling and zero crossing

I am sampling a sine wave of 50Hz(stepped down from 230V) at the rate of 500KHz. For identifying disturbances in the wave, i was thinking of comparing a cycle of incoming sine values with reference ...
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Sampling Theorem: How to know the value between two samples of a Signal

According to Sampling theorem, in order to reconstruct a signal we need to sample it at the rate => twice the highest frequency component of that signal. (provided signal is band limited). Let's say, ...
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rtlsdr sample rates and nyquist rate

I have a rtlsdr dongle which apparently has a max sample rate of about 2.4 MHz. I'm wondering how it's possible to capture signals at say 900 MHz with this device. Doesn't the sample rate need to be ...
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What is meant by *sampling* in terms of the *sampling theorem*?

Let $y:\left(-\frac T2,\frac T2\right)\to\mathbb{C}$ be a square integrable function. The Fourier coefficients of $y$ are $$\underline{Y}(k):=\frac 1T\int_{-T/2}^{T/2}y(t)e^{-i\omega_kt}\;dt\;\;\;\...
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Sampling orthogonal signals

Suppose I have two signals $f,g$ which are orthogonal in the sense of the usual inner product on $\mathbb R^d$. Then if I'm not mistaken these signals have disjoint spectral support, i.e their fourier ...
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What happens to the fourier transform of sample result of $30kHz$ sinusoidal signal when sampled with sample frequency $44.1KHz$?

As the title says,w hat happens to the fourier transform of the sample output of $30KHz$ when sampled with sample frequency $44.1KHz$? I do not get how alias can appear, because fourier transform of ...
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FFT on Hamming Window Function [duplicate]

I want to apply Hamming window function the Audio sample then find out its fft.. ...
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Extending a waveform

Apologies if this makes no sense or seems rather simple, I'm a Matlab newbie. Basically, I've got a .wav audio waveform which I am resampling to various different frequencies and then trimming the ...
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Can the order of filtering and downsampling be exchanged?

Say for example, I have a signal with maximum frequency at 600Hz, and I originally oversampled it at 2000Hz. Afterwards I was only interested in frequency less than 500Hz. I guess I could first filter ...
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Using Goertzel Algorithm in under-sampling

I plan to calculate a signal's phase using Goertzel Algorithm. I have 2 signals coming to microcontroller's ADC. Need to measure the phase difference between them. Signals are 15MHz sinusoids. Sample ...
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What does it mean for audio to be 'sped up'? How can I undo it?

I very simply have a .wav audio file, but there is a note with it that says "This audio has been sped up by 10x". I am wondering, what does it mean exactly from a signal processing perspective for an ...
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FFT of Square Wave and Sin Wave

When we have FFT of Square wave of a pure real signal with high frequency(close to f(max), less than half of sampling frequency) we see only 2 symmetric high peaks but when we decrease the frequency ...
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Matlab:Sampling Curve into Frames and Plotting

I have a Output Curve of following characteristics http://i.imgur.com/hABfsiC.jpg Following is the data which represents the output curve cited above ...
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Using under-sampled data, what determinations can be made about the Nyquist rate (correct sampling rate)?

Using under-sampled data, what determinations can be made about the Nyquist rate (correct sampling rate)? If my instrumentation limits me to sampling data at a fixed but insufficient rate what, if ...
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Calculating an incoherence property from sub-optimal sampling patterns

EDIT (after comments and subject matter review) CS is based on a choice of a sensing basis $\Phi$ relative to a representation basis $\Psi$. Using an "Incoherence Property" $\mu$ that measures the ...
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Why do we read that Hilbert transform can be used for envelope detection?

We can often read that Hilbert transform is useful for envelope detection (e.g. Hilbert transform to compute signal envelope?) I have done some tests with various soundfiles, and ...
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Envelope follower not smooth enough

With the following code, I get the "envelope" of a sound signal. However in the "envelope" there are small oscillations (high frequency) : it is not smooth enough... I imagine that it's possible to ...
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Map the Amplitude Envelope from [dbmin,dbmax] to [-inf,dbmax]

I would like to map the envelope of a sound (which has max dB level = dbmax, and min dB level = dbmin) from [dbmin,dbmax] to ...
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understanding discrete wavelets

I was reading section 4.3.3 from chapter 4 of "A Wavelet Tour of Signal Processing", "...Let $\bar{f}(t)$ be a continuous time signal defined over $[0,1]$. Let $f[n]$ be the discrete signal obtained ...
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Ways to analyze electrical signals without FFT?

I am collecting a 15Hz sine wave at 1500Hz. Therefore, every 100 points of data collected should contain a single complete sine wave. If I sample for 10 seconds, I will have 15000 points of data. If ...
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Voice sample prediction scheme

I have some telephone voice audio with occasional "blips" in the audio. The blips appear to come from an IP link buried in the PSTN (this is a conceptual explanation, so don't worry about things like ...