# Questions tagged [window-functions]

In signal processing, a window function is a mathematical function that is zero-valued outside of some chosen interval.

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### How to determine number of filters in filter bank based on spectrogram of audio signal?

I want to do an analysis and than synthesis of audio signal, which is audio of vowel 'a', using Matlab. For this I need to use filter bank(array of band-pass filters). I have drawn four different ...
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### Blackman window magnitude attenuation

I am trying to compute the fundamental phasor using sliding window DFT. I have employed a Blackman window in conjunction i.e $$\sum_{k=0}^{L_{DFT}-1}x(k) w(k) e^{-j2\pi k/N}$$ where $x(k)$ is the ...
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### FIR filter design using Kaiser window - passband ripple and stopband attenuation

I have been given the following parameters : lower cutoff frequency = $\pi/3$ lower cutoff freq = $2\pi/3$ beta = 5.6533 M = 51 Now I have to get magnitude and phase response of the filter using ...
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### What's the ideal FFT window for measuring a group of signals of differing amplitudes but close in frequency?

In my system, I need to measure the amplitudes and phases of four lasers, each of a different, known wavelength, chopped at a 50% duty cycle via TTL at frequencies spaced evenly (or not) around some ...
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### Find Magnitude of a DFT signal using a Blackman window

Hi I've been given a signal made of a series of cosines. I have taken the DFT of the signal using a rectangular window (blue), hamming window (red) and a Blackman window (black). I have identified two ...
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### What is appropriate windowing technique for sine burst excitation?

I had to give sine burst to get good SNR. In above Blue color -> Actuation signal or input. Orange -> Response or output. I did use hanning window for both. The frf real & imaginary plot ...
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### Understanding this Hanning Window implemented in microcontroller

I'm trying to calculate RMS of an AC signal which input frequency may vary from 40 to 70 Hz. I would like to use a window function because it accounts for frequency variations and also my ADC sampling ...
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### Coherent Sampling vs Windowing for 50/60 applications

Let's say I need to sample 50/60 Hz signals to find RMS. I can use for example 1kHz sampling frequency. That means 100ms sampling is 5 cycles of 50Hz and 6 cycles for 60 Hz. That's coherent sampling. ...
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### What is the spectrum of generalised periodic signals assuming mainlobe covers the first two harmonics?

I found this statement in the paper here which I have difficulty seeing why is it true. Let $H(\omega)$ represent the Fourier transform of a time-windowing function. Assume the width of the mainlobe ...
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### window function between program and math

I'm newbie on signal processing. I know when we program python with window function. (just signal multiply with window) According to Harris paper I know we change w with different window(blackman). ...
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### Is the DCT prone to spectral leakage like the DFT?

My understanding is that the DCT assumes the input to be an even periodic signal. This avoids the discontinuity that can occur in the periodic extension assumed by the DFT (see image). Does this lack ...
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### Deriving expression for the DTFT of a rectangular window

Looking at the picture above, how did the author get from point A) to B)? My Approach: Multiply A) by $e^{j\omega/2}/e^{j\omega/2}$. Now I am stuck with simplying the numerator.
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### LowPass Filter & Window *Img & Code* - Frequency Response has no lobe roll off

Not sure if I am doing something silly but I am not seeing lobe roll off on the frequency response of my windows and the low pass filter I made in MATLAB. Please can you help ... several hours just ...
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### High Order Filtering [duplicate]

Which window has better performance for higher order filtering? A. Rectangular window B. Hamming window C. Kaiser Window D. Hann Window Can anyone please answer this with explanation.
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### Fundamental component estimation

I am dealing with phasor estimation (fundamental component extraction primarily), and i am using sliding window DFT (which happens to be very popular for phasor estimation). Now at nominal frequency (...
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### Effect of changing sample rate, window duration and zero padding on DTFT and DFT

Let $T$ be the window duration, $N$ be the DFT size, $F_s$ be the sample rate, and $F_{max}$ be the frequency of the highest bin. In the context of image below: halving the $F_s$ (keeping $T$ ...
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### Smooth signal with Hanning

I have an acceleration record and i want to smooth it's spectrum by using a hanning window with Bandwidth=0.5 Hz. How could i do that? Example in python/matlab will be appreciated!
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### Hanning Window Bandwidth

I am using scipy's "scipy.signal.hanning" to determine a hanning window. This method returns an array with the window and specific number of points based on your input. More info: https://docs.scipy....
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### Confused in Smoothing a signal in the Frequency domain

First of all i am new in DSP, so i have no solid education in the field. I have convert my time domain acceleration-seismic data to frequency using DFT and i am trying to smooth the DFT data, in ...
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### Rectangular vs Hann windowing

I'm trying to create a basic digital signal processing pipeline, to manipulate a WAV file. Nothing fancy, I'm just looking to apply some filtering. My first attempt was to divide the input signal to ...
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### Harmonic Product Spectrum from FFT output to the fundamental frequency

I'm trying to do the HPS algorithm on my FFT output, but I'm stuck here. My signal is from a bass (cable), 16bits, 48.000Hz. I split in time domain the array of the whole record into multiple arrays ...
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### Using overlap add for drawing spectrogram

I'm confused with overlap-add (OLA) in the following two scenarios filtering/convolution an input signal; applying an STFT on input signal only and draw its spectrogram. When applying OLA to ...