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total rms current from rms current values

I would like to calculate the RMS current value over a say an hour from RMS current values taken at minute intervals. I don't have access to the instantaneous current values, just the rms current ...
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RLGC extraction from S-parameter of high speed interconnect

In the signal integrity of high speed interconnect, in case of extraction of RLGC from S-parameter of it, they assume the S-parameter is symmetric and reciprocal. but in practical case S-parameter of ...
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How do we equate the signal energy before and after sampling?

I have a band-limited signal and sample it at sample rate of $f_\mathrm{s}$. By taking the continuous time fourier transform, I will see copies of the same signal at $n\cdot f_\mathrm{s}$ where $n \in ...
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Multiplying complex signal with its own complex conjugate transposed copy?

Let input be a real (audio) signal, and let X be its complex frequency domain representation. What does the output represent when the frequency domain signal is ...
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For which variables n or t, the signal is guaranteed to be zero? [closed]

My Task is specify the values of the time variables t and n, respectively, for which the following signals are guaranteed to be zero. ...
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$\frac{\mathbb{E}[P]}{\mathbb{E}[N]}$ vs. $\mathbb{E}\left[\frac{P}{N}\right]$

This is a very simple question arised from my considerations in here: Log-normal shadowing and mean power. I have understood that SNR is often defined as $$\frac{\mathbb{E}[P]}{\mathbb{E}[N]},$$ but ...
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maximum faithful coverage distance of signal

For a microwave terrestrial-based line-of-sight communication operating at 10 GHz, what is the maximum faithful coverage distance that the signal could make before requiring a repeater? The following ...
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The transmission distance of a signal

I am no professional in this area so please forgive me if this question is too immature. And thanks in advance for any help and information. I want to know how to calculate the transmission distance ...
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Log-normal shadowing and mean power

Let's assume I'm receiving a signal with power measured in dBm shadowed according to the normal distribution, i.e. $P_{\text{dBm}} \sim N(0,1) $. If there is also a normally distributed noise power $...
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Units of a Fourier Transform (FFT) and Spectrogram [closed]

I am very interested in analyzing signals in the frequency domain. Units of a Fourier Transform (FFT) when doing Spectral Analysis of a Signal 1.In the previous question, answer the unit for the ...
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What does not happen if we limit the duration of this sequences to 2014 samples?

I am confused with this multiple-choice question: Assuming that $x(n) = e^{-2n}u(n)$, what does not happen if we limit the duration of this sequences to 2014 samples? A. The signal power leaks out ...
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How to calculate received signal power for a Multi-User MIMO OFDM system?

I have a Multi-User MIMO system where there are 2 users served by a base station. The base station consists of 64 transmit elements and the users are equipped with linear antenna array consisting of 3 ...
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Problem with creating wavelet transform

I am trying to create time-frequency representation of my brain signal. I would like to create the data for frequencies from 0hz - 120hz (so it can cover, delta, theta, alpha, beta, low-gamma and high-...
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How to extract noise from a signal in order to get both noise power and signal power

I have to implement a function to get an accurate SNR value. For that, I would need a separate noise signal to get the signal power and noise power but I have only one noisy signal (a .wav file.) ...
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Is this a valid way to calculate SNR?

If I calculate 1.) the average power of a signal, $P_s$, in terms of the average energy of the signal, $E_s$ and take it as a constant over a given period of time, $T_s$, as $P_s=E_s/T_s$ where $E_s$ ...
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Estimating the SNR of respiration signal

I'm trying to evaluate the SNR of a respiration signal on Matlab environment, so the bandwidth considered is [0.04-1Hz]. The problem is that noise is overlapped on the signal, so I can't evaluate the ...
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Does the RMS value of a signal yields its root-power?

I'm relatively new to the field of signal processing and might be a bit confused about terminology here. I'm trying to understand what determines whether I deal with a root-power or simple power ...
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Working out EIRP

There is a debate about the proper way of how to calculate the EIRP, so I need your help on which method is wrong and why please! Let's suppose we have the following: Output power: 165 W Reflected ...
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Understanding SNR effect on signal [duplicate]

I'm studying how SNR is measured, I know is a ratio between the power of signal and noise, and is given in a logarithmic scale but I'm confused about how is interpreted, for example does a SNR of 6 ...
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Saturation in magnitude estimation?

An magnitude estimate algorithm has been used for a while in which no multiplication is done. See link here: http://dspguru.com/dsp/tricks/magnitude-estimator. This method does have advantage in terms ...
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Correlation: A Magnitude or Power quantity?

I am confused about the units we would refer to with a correlation result in that if it would be a magnitude or power quantity (and therefore specifically when using ratios in dB would we use 10Log or ...
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Calculating total power for the signal

In my previous question I asked about calculating a single number as "Spectral Density" feature from signal data. We concluded that it is really a total power and article (link) authors ...
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What is the unit of the color axis on a Matlab spectrogram, and bandpower?

I am new to signal processing, but successfully made a spectrogram with Matlab. It is nice and working, showing the expected output on the graph, but I just cannot understand what the numbers mean on ...
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Output power of a signal passing through an IIR filter

suppose I have the following discrete time signal $x\left(n\right)=0.7\sin\left(2\pi \times 623\:nT\right)$ where $N=4000$ and $T=\frac{1}{f_s}$, where $f_s=40$ kHz I pass this signal through a simple ...
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Frequency content Signal processing of very large files

I recently had to process a very large file to obtain the power spectrum. The file had about 60m measurements (arguably its not that huge, but its getting to that point). Although, in the end (...
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The plot of instantaneous power of the Dirac function

I am very confused. I have tried researching this question for the last two weeks and I cannot get a conclusive answer. I was wondering how would I go about plotting the instantaneous power in the ...
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Power of a real exponential signal

I am having difficulty with the case when a is real. But after this, I am not going anywhere.
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Energy per symbol calculation

I am having trouble calculating my Energy per symbol and Es/No. Using these parameters and equation $N_s = $Number Symbols $R_s = $Symbol Rate $T_s = $Symbol Time $sps = $samples per symbol x = signal ...
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Calculate the power of a discrete-time signal

We got this question in our test :- $$S(t) = 5\cos(10πt - π/2) + 6\sin(15πt)\cos(15πt)$$ My Solution :- $$S(t) = 5\cos(10πt - π/2) + 3\sin(30πt)\qquad \textrm{[Using $\sin(2A) = 2\sin(A)\cos(A)$]}$$...
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Concept of energy threshold

I am analyzing some program responsible for detecting the correct signal in the channel on the receiver side. It seems to me that such an implementation allows for the detection of the correct packets ...
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Spectral properties of QPSK modulation

From what I've read, the spectral properties of the modulation largely depend on the rate of change of the signal phase - "a signal in which the phase changes stepwise has a broad spectrum, well ...
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How to find Integration of sinc function and then it's infinite summation?

I was doing this problem,i got answers of (a) and (b) by going following way, first i computed F.T. of x(t) as follows which in turn will be used to estimate it's bandwidth which will come as 2Hz and ...
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How is the Tx/Rx Gain calculated in USRP?

I know that USRPs are uncalibrated devices. In many exampls you can set the so called Tx or Rx gain (as in the picture below). Now, I know that this does not correspond to the real power of the ...
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SNR of filter output

I have a filter where the input is: $$ x(t) = s(t) + w(t) $$ which is signal plus white Gaussian noise and the output is $y(t)$. If the impulse response of the filter is $h(t)$, then: $$y(t) = s(t)*h(...
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Find power of a sum of sinusoids

We got this question to solve: Calculate the power of the signal: $$s(t) = 8\cos\left(20\pi t-\frac \pi4\right) + 4\sin(15\pi t)$$ Now, I thought of two approaches : Use Parseval theorem, so first ...
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Signal variance and power connection

For a random signal $x(n)$, why is $E(x(n)^2)$ called signal power? Is it really power? Any proof?
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Power of an angle-modulated wave

Let $$\phi(t) = A\cos(\omega_c t + km(t)) \tag{1}$$ be an angle-modulated wave(FM or PM). What's the power of $\phi(t)$? Intuitively, it seems that the answer is $$P = \frac{A^2}{2} \tag{2}$$ since ...
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What should go to infinity in power's formula N or the repetition KN?

I have this question : I should now calculate power of y[n], where the formula well in the power's formula N which constant goes to infinity how could this be ? i see in the question that N=7 which ...
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Relation between power of the baseband signal and the low pass equivalent

Let $x(t)$ be a real bandpass signal and $x_l(t) = (x(t) + j\hat{x}(t))e^{-j2\pi f_0t}$ be the lowpass equivalent. Is there any relation between $P_x$ and $P_{x_l}$ where $P_x$ refers to the average ...
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Is this an energy or power signal?

Is the given input signal x[n] an energy or power signal? The image shows what I did so far. Is it correct? Thank you! EDIT: I solved it again, please tell me if I did it correctly this time. $$E= \...
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Why can't the callee whom I am on call with hear the sound coming from my phone's speaker but I can while my phone is on loud speaker?

I was on call with my friend and have put the phone on loud speaker and I opened youtube,The sound was audible to me but not to my friend. How is it even possible when he can hear my voice but not the ...
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Finding Minimum SNR or Minimum Detectable Signal Based on Noise Spectral Density

Imagine I have an $n$-bit sensor, whose noise spectral density is $V/\sqrt{Hz}$. $V$ is an exemplary measurement unit. The desired measurement bandwidth is also known. Is there a mathematical way to ...
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awgn function in MATLAB

I'm using 'awgn(input_signal,snr_db,'measured')' function in MATLAB to add white noise to the input signal. Here is the simplified script. Does zero padding the input signal affect the behavior of ...
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How to compute total interference power at receiver antenna

I would like to know what is the proper way to sum interferences. I have, for example, let say 0.4 mW, 0.035 mW and 0.2 mW are those interferences. Do I have to sum them resulting 0.635 mW or make a ...
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Energy or power signal for continuous signal

I have solved $w(t) = 1dt$ and determined it as power but when $w(t) =\Pi\left(\frac{t}{T_0}\right)$ it is energy.
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Received signal's power under Raleigh fading

I am trying to understand how to calculate the power of a received signal under Raleigh fading. What I gather is that the Rayleigh fading is a complex Gaussian random variable and that the multipath ...
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Signal Power estimation

I want to add a White Gaussian noise to noise-free signal given desired SNR value. To do that, I am looking for a way to estimate the power of the signal. The noise-free signal looks like the ...
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Finding the Energy & Power of a Composition of Odd and Even Signal

Given two CT signals $x_1(t)$ (even signal) and $x_2(t)$ (odd signal). If $x_1(t)+x_2(t)$ is an even signal then what is the energy and power of $x_2(t)$. My Attempt $\int \limits _{-\infty}^{+\infty}$...
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Calculating the peak power of a signal on python

As far as I've researched, the energy and power of a given (discrete) signal are given by $$E = \sum_n \left|x_n \right|^2$$ $$P = \lim_{N\rightarrow\infty}\frac{1}{2N+1}\sum_n \left|x_n \right|^2$$ ...
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Es/N0 with roll-off

I was trying to figure out if the relationship between SNR and Es/N0 changes with roll-off factor. $W$: RF bandwidth. $B$: Base band bandwidth. $W = 2B$. $E_s$: Symbol energy. $P_s$: Symbol power. $...