Zero padding consists of extending a signal (or spectrum) with zeros to extend its time (or frequency band) limits.

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### Cepstrum calculation with 5-smoothing zero padding

I am trying to compute cepstrum of a signal x An implementation of this in python is: ...
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### Where to apply zero-padding for convolution dealiasing and appropriate scale

After hours of browsing the DSP posts and resources online, I still struggle to understand why my code diverges when I activate zero-padding dealiasing. When I deactivate it, everything 'works well', ...
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### When Is a Power of 2 FFT Slower than Smaller Sized Non Power of 2 FFT in MATLAB

Knowing that computing an FFT is faster if the amount of samples is a power of 2 I have always tried to pad the inputs to Matlab's FFT with zeros until the next power of 2 is achieved. Matlab's ...
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### What does it mean when you zero pad data and why does one do it? [duplicate]

I am struggling to understand what effect zero padding data would have on EMG data. How does it improve the signals? Any help in simple terms that's not too mathematical would be greatly appreciated!
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### Zero padding - High amplitude

I have a set of 512 samples that I have collected with a sensor. I'd like to apply zero padding to it, for better frequency bin resolution. However, all the tutorials I see to make this occur center ...
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### Is image padding really necessary while using a filter?

I do know that we must pad an image while using a filter. But what I am suggesting is that is it really necessary? Can't we just calculate at run time if the current cell/pixel is an edge cell/pixel ...
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### Difference Between fft(signal, nfft) and fft(signal)

I want to know the difference between these following commands (matlab) and why I get two different outputs? fft(signal); fft(signal, nfft); I found that ...
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### Relationship between z-transform and DFT

I'm studying for a Signals Processing exam and came across an exercise that I'm finding pretty difficult to solve. It says: Asume there is a signal $x[n]$ of length $N$. Its $\mathcal{Z}$-Transform ...
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### FFT, padding, IFFT and plot in time domain

I performed an FFT with some zero padding and would like to transform it back to time domain. When I plot the signal it looks wrong. Is it because of the padding used in the FFT? How can I make it ...
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### When I ask Matlab for a zero-padded FFT, does it (or FFTW) ever explicitly create a zero-padded input vector?

If I have a length $N$ signal and ask Matlab for an $M$-point FFT, $M \gg N$, of course the computer has to allocate memory for $M$ output samples, but my question is if it ever has to allocate memory ...
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### Frequency response and impulse response of black box

I am trying to find out the transfer function of a real life continuous-time black box. First thought is of course to input a delta and get the impulse response as the books have taught us but I ...
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### How can I increase image size by zero padding?

For increasing the image size from 8X8 to 32X32, I tried to do zero padding. The simplest concept of zero padding in Java for me seems to be the code as shown below in Java such that I can shift each ...
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### correct way for Zero padding

I am doing simulation of FMCW radar. I am applying signal processing chain on raw radar data. Here in the code below, I am taking fft of data and plotting it. ...
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### How to perform a time domain shift in the frequency domain without zero padding

Apologies in advance if my question doesn't make sense. I'm not the most fluent person in signal processing. I have an array of time domain values that I would like to apply a time delay to by ...
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### Why is the magnitude of the second component of my FFT spectrum always the largest one?

While working with FFT, I have a strange case with a current experimental setup. I am working with beat frequencies (intermediate frequency output) and using a standard FFT algorithm (complex to ...
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### FFT peak estimation: Zero-padding vs signal repetitioon

I am working on obtaining the vortex shedding frequencies behind a 2D square using CFD. Time-varying data is being extracted from a specific cell behind the square. I've written a little python script ...
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### FFT of signal with starting value zeros

I have a signal, ...
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I would like to know what are the advantages/disadvantage of zero padding with respect to frequency measurement and amplitude measurement
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### Use Zero Padding to find hidden peaks

I know adding zeros will not increase the frequency resolution. I have couple of waveforms in time domain measured over months. I take the fft of the waveforms to find frequency components. The ...
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I have an application where I do this: DFT->Filter->IDFT on a range For computational performance I'm zero-padding my FFT to a power of two, but when I ...
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### Is digital up and down sampling linear/causal/time-invariant?

So I am trying to determine whether the process of up sampling (zero padding) and downsampling are linear, causal and/or time-invariant. Based on some resources I found online, I am under the ...