Questions tagged [zero-padding]

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

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How Exactly Does MATLAB Zero Pad Signal?

I am doing some massive number crunching in MATLAB which involves millions of PSD estimations. Each data segment has length 41. So I have been using the multi-taper method with ...
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How do I calculate peak amplitude of the signal components after zero padding and FFT?

I am learning about DFT and trying to apply it to some audio processing. I am new to DSP but experienced in programming and have some background in math and physics. The FFT algorithm I use (lomontFFT)...
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Windowing a signal by using Hanning / Hamming or… zero padding?

My question is about the use of Hanning or Hamming windows versus "square" windows. In my understanding, I will use a Hanning or Hamming window to limit the spectral leakage. But, on the second hand, ...
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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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Estimating The Time-delay using the Phase of the Cross- Correlation function

I am relatively new to time delay estimation. I am working on a project where I am estimating the time-delay from the phase of the cross-correlation function (CCF), since it is more reliable in ...
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Matlab: Different 1-D FFT results with and without zero-padded

Recently I am implementing FFT with C code. So I use Matlab for algorithm verification. As Radix-2 FFT was chosen, I've learned that zero-padding technique could help to reach 2^N limitation without ...
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Zero padding frequency domain data for improving time domain resolution before inverse FFT

I am working in MATLAB with measured data from a VNA. The bandwidth is 1 GHz from 5-6 GHz with 801 samples in the frequency domain. Everywhere I have read that I need to split the data into 2 parts at ...
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Zero padding issue - cut the buffer

I have some issue with zero padding. It's probably because I don't understand it enough. I have buffer size set to 400. And I use radix-2 fft. So I take the input signal 400 samples, and add to them ...
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Autocorrelation and FFT : avoid zero-padding

Some posts evocate the computation of convolution or cross-correlation using FFT and zero-padding the temporal signal. I want to compute the autocorrelation of a 3D array using FFTW (2 dimensions are ...
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FFT frequency domain averaging and zero padding

I'm trying to get the average frequency response of an entire piece of audio by splitting it into segments, doing an FFT on each one, and averaging the magnitudes together. Its working great until I ...