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Questions tagged [random]

Use this tag when referring to systems that are random i.e are driven by stochastic processes.

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The mean value of phase noise as a stochastic process

What is the mean value of phase noise as a stochastic process? Where can I get a theoretical analysis of this topic?
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Filtering of random processes: Nomenclature

At the bottom of Page 100 of the book Hayes, M., Statistical digital signal processing and modelling, there are the discrete-time relationships: \$r_x(k) \ast h(k)=r_{yx}(k)\$ and \$r_{yx}(k) \ast h^{...
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The distribution of phase angle between identical zero mean Gaussian random signals?

I am trying to solve the 2013 paper set by ISRO for electrical engineers. I was hoping to get some clues on how to approach this problem - No 22. random signals which have gaussian distributions will ...
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Random Noise Voltage

I have a signal I am interested in obtaining power from. The best way to describe the signal is that it is random. In the graph, the voltage fluctuates from negative to positive with an RMS of 0.5 ...
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AT90CAN128 Random Malfunctions

I've got the following Situation. An AT90CAN128 connected to a LCD,multiple Buttons, Sensors,LED's and engines. Shown on the LCD are the Sensor Values and a Menu you can go through with a rotary ...
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Why is it that true random number generators are not in every computer? [closed]

I understand that one of the fundamental pillars of the programmable computer, is that we should implement features with software rather than hardware, anytime it is possible & more efficient (or ...
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Stochastic Processes wtih respect to the electric load demand [closed]

I am required to look at the statistics (stationarity, mean, standard deviation etc) of the electric load profile. I decided to use the load data for the IEEE reliability test system as it has all ...
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Random Error Waiting Time

Suppose that you have a design that has had an error after running 14, 18, and 20 hours. You're not exactly sure what is causing the error, but you make a change to the design that MIGHT fix it. ...
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Old-school pseudorandom pulse generator (requesting assistance with hardware design)

I would like to design an old-school pseudorandom pulse generator to trigger various types of events (hardware suggestions only please - no programmable ICs). The events that I want to control need to ...
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how do I make a solenoid operate after a random number of switch presses

New to the forum because I am stumped. Im building what I am calling the "water table" for my kids. It has a series of spigots, and channels that funnel into a kiddie pool. Then I got creative and ...
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Avalanche Breakdown Noise as digital input

I am trying to develop a true random number generator using reverse biased transistors avalance breakdown noise as a input for pic microcontroller. How can i turn the noise in to a digital input ? Is ...
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True Random Number Generator by using avalanche breakdown

I am trying to build a TRNG using avalanche breakdown for randomness. I am developing a circuit as looks like this.(https://web.jfet.org/images/rng-circuit.gif) Before I complete the circuit i ...
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random current on/off IC available?

I am still very new to electronics, but have been using Arduino to build stuff with. But I require a component for a project that does not contain any Arduino because of space. So I am looking to ...
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Synchronize random edge to clock edge

I have a steady clock signal and another signal with random binary pulses. Is there a simple circuit that can detect the rising edge of the random pulses and generate a pulse that is synchronized to ...
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Is the avalanche effect in Zener diodes a quantum mechanical process?

Firstly I would like to emphasise the word avalanche as it's fundamental to my question. I'm not concerned with shot noise, thermal noise or trash music. There is a video that explains the avalanche ...
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Random timer windows on a DC circuit

Are there any components/devices out there (available via RadioShack, or some other vendor) that behave as follows (or similarly): When a signal/voltage is detected, a random (and preferably ...
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adjustable time delay, random output

I am looking to build a circuit that would control an output relay. This would be done in 12V and the sequence will be initiated by a manual switch. I will need an adjustable time delay (possibly ...
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building a random timer circuit that will delay from 0 to 3 sec after trigger input relay output

need some help to build a random timer circuit that will delay from 0 to 3 sec after trigger input relay output Have looked at a number of 555 circuits but no monostable or astable ic seems capable
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Second moments (i.e E[X^2]) for this WSS random process

I've attempted the question, please see attached image of my working out and solution to the question. My main question is how to go from the last line of my working out to “2Rx(0) - 2Rx(t) in the ...
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how to set seed in LTspice simulation

I am using LTspice to simulate voltage measurements from a circuit. I noticed, with exactly the same circuit components, each time I obtain different results. I assume it is due to thermal noise. (is ...
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Are reverse biased transistors stable?

The usual circuit (found widely across the internet) for a true random number generator's (TRNG) entropy source is a reverse biased transistor like so:- Q1 is typically a 2N3904 as it has been found ...
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What is the purpose of masking the LFSR value in STM32's noise generation?

I read on section 14.3.8 of the STM32F4 reference manual that you can mask the LFSR output value partially or totally. At first I thought that it was used to change the pseudo random pattern (...
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A question on zero crossing versus random-fire SSRs

Figure 1. I have the above mechanism, where I control a single-phase fan motor's switch. I mean instead of a mechanical switch, an AC/DC SSR is switching ON or OFF from a remote place by a constant ...
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Properties of Power Spectrum Density

In the power spectrum of a random process, it's said if the PSD has a delta at the origin then it has a DC value, So is that value always one as it's a delta also how can i calculate the DC and AC ...
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Circuit that randomizes shut off time to LED's from 1 - 3 seconds when switch is thrown

I have been asked to create a circuit that drives a set of LED's that when switched off uses a random timer from ~1 - 3 seconds before the lights go off. This will be used in a light signal box for a ...
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Strange behavior of USART in PIC16LF18313

I am using this 8-bit, 8-pin mcu for asynchronous EUSART. Sometimes when I power it up, it gives me correct characters (e.g. I send 'w', it returns 'w'), but sometimes when I power it up, it returns ...
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Need explanation of how this circuit works

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I've been making this decision maker at my electronics class which lights up either one of the leds when the switch is closed at ...
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A confusion about error components in a data acquisition system

My question is related to my previous question:Accuracy of a data acquisition hardware In a data acquisition system absolute accuracy is defined as measure of all error sources as following: Abs. ...
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Find the power at the output of a random input + noise?

Problems on Linear Systems with Random Inputs In this problem I don't know how to start. the answer might be long. so it would be really helpful if you help me with the concept and the idea how to ...
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JK flip flop random start outputs

I am working on a project for college and I have to implement a sort of alarm using only MUX's and JK flip flops and a bread board. The problem I encountered is that whenever I power the whole circuit ...
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$random in Verilog doesn't seem to be working

In Verilog, $random generates different random inputs but this doesn't seem to be working when I try. Each time I use $random ...
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I'm looking to create a simple circuit that will have 8 randomized “pulsing/fading” LED's

I am looking to make a simple (cheap, small spaced) circuit that will light 8 LEDs in a random order AND have a pulsing/fading in and out effect. I was originally going to program a randomized effect, ...
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Prove a theorem about an upper bound for entropy of a random vector

There is a theorem that: if Z is any zero-mean, complex random vector with covariance \$E[ZZ^H]=R_z\$, then \$H(Z)\leq \log|{\pi eR_z}|\$, with equality holding if and only if Z has a circularly ...
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Simple circuit to fade in / fade out LEDs randomly

I have a group of 8 blue LEDs (Vf 3.2V @ 20 mA) currently powered up in parallel by a resistors (one for LED) and a 4.5V power source (3xAA batteries). I've been playing with fade in/out effects and ...
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Random timed output circuit [closed]

I am in need of some help with a project. I am trying to build a circuit that will turn on three LEDs randomly on a 1-5second cycle. I have the basic when it comes to electronics, but get stuck on ...
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Unexpected patterns in Verilog $random

I have a Verilog test bench that monitors a 64-bit bus and should randomly schedule a flipped bit (packet corruption) to happen every 1-in-X packets. I was surprised to find it not injecting any ...