Hello all, I am doing SNR measurement of 8 bit quantizer implemented using "fix" logic (flooring towards zero for both + and - numbers). i am doing time domain and frequency domain estimation. TSNR = 43.6 dB (correct value). FSNR = 48.0 dB (in-correct value). for all other quantizers like round, floor and ceil, i get the same number for TSNR and FSNR. Any idea as to why I get more then required (4.4db) extra SNR for quantizer using fix logic, and when I do frequency domain estimation. I have taken care of windowing of data, using blackman harris 11Term. Also I see harmonic distortion in FFT plot. Despite of this I am getting a better SNR number if I do frequency domain measurement. Regards Bharat Pathak Arithos Designs www.Arithos.com

# snr of quantizer using fixed logic

Started by ●February 22, 2008

Reply by ●February 22, 20082008-02-22

"bharat pathak" <bharat@arithos.com> writes:> Hello all, > > I am doing SNR measurement of 8 bit quantizer > implemented using "fix" logic (flooring towards > zero for both + and - numbers). > > i am doing time domain and frequency domain > estimation.Hi Bharat, Can you tell us more precisely what you are doing in each of these domains to obtain the estimate? -- % Randy Yates % "How's life on earth? %% Fuquay-Varina, NC % ... What is it worth?" %%% 919-577-9882 % 'Mission (A World Record)', %%%% <yates@ieee.org> % *A New World Record*, ELO http://www.digitalsignallabs.com

Reply by ●February 22, 20082008-02-22

>Can you tell us more precisely what you are doing in each of these >domains to obtain the estimate?Hello Randy, For time domain measurement I am using the formula: SP = mean(x(n) .^ 2); NP = mean(e(n) .^ 2); % [e(n) = x(n) - xq(n)] is the quantizer error TSNR = 10*log10(SP/NP); %--------------------------------------------------------------------- For freq domain, I first window the data using blackmanharris 11 Term equation. after that I use parsevals equation for power calculation P = sum(abs(X(k)) .^ 2); for signal power I compute only for bins : kin-delta to kin + delta where delta = 11. This is found from plotting the mag resp of window in log domain. for noise power i compute, NP1 from k = 0 : kin-delta and NP2 from k = kin+delta : N/2 Since I am calculating signal power for only 1 spike in freq domain hence I am summing only upto N/2 for calculating noise power NP2. NP = NP1 + NP2 again use FSNR = 10*log10(SP/NP) FSNR is able to measure correctly for rnd, floor and ceil quantizers. But only for "fix" quantizer it is giving wrong answer. So want to find out why? Thanks and Regards Bharat Pathak Arithos Designs www.Arithos.com

Reply by ●February 22, 20082008-02-22

bharat pathak wrote:> Hello all, > > I am doing SNR measurement of 8 bit quantizer > implemented using "fix" logic (flooring towards > zero for both + and - numbers). > > i am doing time domain and frequency domain > estimation. > > TSNR = 43.6 dB (correct value). > FSNR = 48.0 dB (in-correct value). > > for all other quantizers like round, floor and ceil, > i get the same number for TSNR and FSNR. > > Any idea as to why I get more then required (4.4db) > extra SNR for quantizer using fix logic, and when > I do frequency domain estimation. > > I have taken care of windowing of data, using blackman > harris 11Term. Also I see harmonic distortion in FFT > plot. Despite of this I am getting a better SNR number > if I do frequency domain measurement.This doesn't answer your question, but it bears on it. Truncating toward zero creates a discontinuity around zero.* That discontinuity amounts to center clipping and might account for the distortion. Jerry ____________________________________________________________ * Consider this sequence and its truncation: -3.0 -2.5 -2.0 -1.5 -1.0 -0.5 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 -3 -2 -2 -1 -1 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 -- Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get. �����������������������������������������������������������������������