# 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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### 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,...