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Questions tagged [sampling]

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

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Is there a condition for bandpass sampling?

Consider a signal that has lowest frequency component $F_l$ and highest frequency component $F_h$. According to the theory of bandpass sampling, this signal can be sampled and succesfully recoverd if ...
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How do I extrapolate a 1D signal?

I have a signal of some length, say 1000 samples. I would like to extend this signal to 5000 samples, sampled at the same rate as the original (i.e., I want to predict what the signal would be if I ...
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Nyquist Frequency Phase Shift

The figure below shows in dashed lines sinusoidal signals of the same frequency at three different phase shifts. The signals are then sampled such that the sinusoidal frequency is exactly a half of ...
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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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Relation between the DTFT and the spectrum of a sampled signal

In the $\rm DTFT$ (Discrete Time Fourier Transform) the spectrum is periodic with period of $2\pi$ . A continuous signal when sampled has a spectrum which is a repeated version of its original ...
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Aliasing after downsampling [duplicate]

Let me start with time domain representation of the original signal \begin{equation} x_n=\sum_{k=0}^{2N-1}X_ke^{j\frac{2\pi nk}{2N}} \end{equation} where $2N$ is number of time/frequency samples ...
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“Complex sampling” can break Nyquist?

I have heard anecdotaly that sampling complex signals need not follow Nyquist sampling rates but can actually be gotten away with half Nyquist sampling rates. I am wondering if there is any truth to ...
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What should be the correct scaling for PSD calculation using $\tt fft$

I would to calculate the PSD of a signal using FFT however the result do not match with periodogram command. What did was as follow : ...
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How replicas are formed in Frequency domain when a signal is sampled in Time Domain?

I know that sampling in one domian [time or frequency] gives raise to replicas in another domain[frequency / time]. How replicas are formed. What is this Time domain periodicity and frequency domain ...
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Sampling Theorem and Dirac Comb

I am reading "The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing" and trying to understand Figure 3.5 below which is about the sampling theorem and aliasing. I do not understand the ...
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Is there such a thing as band-limited non-linear distortion?

So if you generate a square wave by just switching a signal between two values, at sample boundaries, it produces an infinite series of harmonics, which alias and produce tones below your fundamental, ...
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Converting frequency from $\textrm{Hz}$ to radians-per-sample

In MATLAB I have to pass cut-off frequency for designing a filter. But this Cut-off frequency is in radians-per-sample. How do I convert my analog Cut off frequency in $\textrm{Hz}$, into the required ...
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How to determine where to sample for demodulation of BPSK signals?

I have a simple BPSK demodulator. Very simply, the signal comes in and is split into two branches, one for I and one for Q. The I branch is mixed with a sin wave of the carrier, and the Q branch ...
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Can we have a Digital Anti Aliasing filter?

I am working on a board that has no antialisaing filter at the input of the ADC. I have option to I implement my own filter using RC + Opamp circuit. But is it also possible to implement Anti ...
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Zero, First, Second … nth-order Hold

The rectangular function is defined as: $$\mathrm{rect}(t) = \begin{cases} 0 & \mbox{if } |t| > \frac{1}{2} \\ \frac{1}{2} & \mbox{if } |t| = \frac{1}{2} \\ 1 & \mbox{if } |t| < \...
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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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Demonstrating the effect of aliasing

How does the signal look when we don't use the Nyquist rate to remove aliasing from a signal during sampling? Let's suppose the signal is sinusoidal, with a frequency of 500 Hz and an amplitude ...
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What is the underlying concept behind Bandpass sampling?

Can you suggest me some books/webpages on Bandpass sampling? I undestand that if the signal is restricted between $f_L$ and $f_H$, then the minimum bandwidth required is $2(f_H - f_L)$. But say the ...
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implication of sampling and reconstruction theorem

i am asking this question sorta as a surrogate for a friend at comp.dsp who posted a similar one. even though i did it for a quarter century, laying out math (using "ASCII-math") is crappy, which is ...
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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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Nyquist frequency - Sampling theory

If a signal contains frequencies from $500$ to $1000\textrm{ Hz}$, what is the Nyquist sampling frequency, $2$ times $500$ or $2$ times $1000$? Twice the highest frequency of the signal, or twice ...
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DTFT reconstruction

I have a sampled DTFT. If we assume that there isn't aliasing in time domain, what is the best way to reconstruct DTFT from its equidistant samples? I though about Dirichlet interpolation. Do you know ...
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Sampling at non-uniform intervals

I measure noise in different systems by looking at voltage fluctuations. I wanted to use a Keithley SMU for that purpose, by storing the data in the buffer and then reading them out. However, I found ...
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What is meant by “stochastic sampling”?

What exactly is meant by "stochastic sampling" and is it profoundly different from the regular Nyquist-Shannon sampling theorem? Is it related to sampling a stochastic process?
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Quantization Noise for Coherent Sampling - Phase Noise?

Update: See added thoughts at bottom of this post. Under general sampling conditions not constrained by what is described below (signal uncorrelated to sampling clock), quantization noise is often ...
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Why would I leave a signal oversampled?

I can't think of a better way for asking this question so I will start with an example. Suppose that I have an input signal with a max frequency of 50Hz (sampled at 100Hz). Now the signals of interest ...
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How to pick coefficients for Fractional Delay Filters?

I have a Virtex 6 FPGA running at 200MHz with ADC/DACs on it. I have been converting a WiFi signal (2462MHz) down to a more reasonable IF of 25MHz, sampling, running the signal through taps, tweaking ...
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When is aliasing a good thing?

In Hamming's book, The Art of Doing Science and Engineering, he relates the following story: A group at Naval Postgraduate School was modulating a very high frequency signal down to where they ...
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Coherent Sampling And The Distribution Of Quantization Noise

I have a question concerning the distribution of noise in the frequency domain in case of Coherent Sampling. I read up about Coherent Sampling and understood that in order for a frequency $f_{in}$ to ...
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Nonnegative or positive band-limited interpolation

Given samples of an everywhere non-negative or positive-valued continuous-time signal band-limited to half the sampling frequency, is there some practically applicable way to interpolate it so that ...
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Slow sampling of signal and averaging over n periods

Can one in theory achieve as high accuracy as needed by sampling a sinusoidal signal over n Periods? Is there a formula that connects the signal frequency (f), sampling frequency (fs), periods (P) and ...
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Difference between Nyquist rate and Nyquist frequency?

So I've been searched online and can't seem to find a clear cut answer to this question. From my understanding, the Nyquist rate is double of the maximum frequency of a signal which Nyquist frequency ...
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Why is oversampling helpful to an anti-alias filter?

Why does oversampling make the job of an anti-alias filter easier? I don't understand the intuition on why it becomes helpful. Isn't it economical to just keep the sampling rate at the minimal level,...
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Sampling of band-limited white noise

The context is communication where we have a front-end that samples a signal and a noise (but here we focus only on the noise). My goal is to determine the noise power that I should use to simulate (...
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Sampling theorem and signals explained to a mathematician

Let $f:\left(-\frac T2,\frac T2\right)\to\mathbb{R}$ for some $T>0$. The Fourier coefficients of $f$ are $$\left\{\begin{matrix}a_0&=&\displaystyle\frac 1T\int_{-T/2}^{T/2}g(t)\;dt\\a_k&...
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Oversampled polyphase filter banks

i would a confirm of this: with polyphase structure is possible only design a filter bank with a INTEGER oversampling ratio? For non-integer i've seen the weighted overlap-add metod, is right? thanks ...
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Why need an low pass filter after up-sampling? [duplicate]

I understand why there need an low pass filter before down-sampling, the sample frequency need to be at least twice of the max frequency signal, else there will be ...
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Why is dirac delta used in continuous signal sampling?

Why this concept is the most widely accepted model of signal sampling? By multiplying the continuous signal value with the dirac delta we get an infinite value. However if we perform convolution of ...
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How to measure the agreement between to curves?

I have values (plotted below) of expected RSSI values over time that I would like to compare with my measured RSSI values. What I was looking for was a way to quantify it so I can change parameters ...
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Signal values we will 'miss' between sampling instances during sampling of band limited signals

According to the Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem, any continuous time signal with a bandwidth $B$ smaller than Nyquist frequency $f_N=f_s/2$ (with $f_s$ the sampling frequency), which is sampled at ...
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Is this signal perfect reconstructable?

The question is as follow: Let me do the analysis: The downroad first: \begin{align} X_1(z) &= z^{-1}X(z)\\ X_2(z) &= \frac{1}{2}\left\{X_1\left(z^\frac{1}{2}\right)+X_1\left(-z^\frac{1}{2}\...
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Exponential moving average cut-off frequency

I am trying to implement low pass filter from this example. What is the cut-off frequency for this type of filter? Is it $F_s \frac{1-\alpha}{2\pi\alpha}$, where $F_s$ is sampling frequency?
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Precise 5th and 7th harmonics of a sampled sine wave

Does anyone know in decibels (to 1/100th of a dB) what the theoretical 3rd, 5th and 7th harmonic of a 0dB fs 24-bit (i.e. full-level; 0dB = -8,388,607 to 8,388,607) sampled sine wave without dither ...
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best window for close frequency components

I'm currently designing a receiver which has to determine whether a signal contains specific frequencies or not. The frequencies are at constant 215Hz difference: ...
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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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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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Minimum Sampling Rate of Bandpass signal

Consider a DSBSC signal s(t) = m(t).cos(2.pi.20k.t) where say m(t) is multi-tone signal with frequencies less than 5 kHz. The ...
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What is anti-alias pre-filter for preventing aliasing after under-sampling?

We know that the under-sampling results in aliasing and frequencies higher than half of the Nyquist rate is not distinguishable. I've a base band signal that I want to use the higher frequencies which ...
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Bandwidth confusion

Let's imagine that I took a Fourier analysis of a random voice signal that I want to sample and plotted it's frequency components in frequency domain (frequency vs amplitude). Now I want to sample it. ...
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Expression to represent alternating pulse train?

I have a question regarding an alternating pulse train signal, $p(t)$, and a system which looks like this: Immediately, I'm supposed to be able to extrapolate that $$ P_t = P_1(t)-P_1(t-\Delta) $$ ...