Matlab command y1 = wgn(100,1,10) generates a column vector of length 100 containing real white Gaussian noise of power 10 dBW. How can I verify that the power of the 100 samples is 10 dBW ?

# white noise power

Started by ●June 16, 2009

Reply by ●June 17, 20092009-06-17

On Jun 16, 8:51�pm, "sauravrt" <sauravtulad...@hotmail.com> wrote:> Matlab command �y1 = wgn(100,1,10) �generates a column vector of length 100 > containing real white Gaussian noise of power 10 dBW. � > How can I verify that the power of the 100 samples is 10 dBW ?You generated a bunch of numbers. I suppose that you can pretend that they represent values of amplitude. Now you are asking about dBW, which is a unit of power. You should review what is the relationship between amplitude such as voltage, and power. Further, you are working in discrete time. You should also review the representation of signals in discrete time. Julius

Reply by ●June 17, 20092009-06-17

>Matlab command y1 = wgn(100,1,10) generates a column vector of length100>containing real white Gaussian noise of power 10 dBW. >How can I verify that the power of the 100 samples is 10 dBW ? >Try 10*log10(var(y1)) and see what u get. Chintan

Reply by ●June 18, 20092009-06-18

@Julius: Thanks for the reminder. I know that P_y = (1/N)*sum(y.*y) That would give me the time average power of the bunch of numbers (from wgn). I'm want to get an analytic expression for P_y for N samples of WGN. Suggest me with that. Thanks>On Jun 16, 8:51=A0pm, "sauravrt" <sauravtulad...@hotmail.com> wrote: >> Matlab command =A0y1 =3D wgn(100,1,10) =A0generates a column vector ofle=>ngth 100 >> containing real white Gaussian noise of power 10 dBW. =A0 >> How can I verify that the power of the 100 samples is 10 dBW ? > >You generated a bunch of numbers. I suppose that you can pretend that >they represent values of amplitude. Now you are asking about dBW, >which is a unit of power. You should review what is the relationship >between amplitude such as voltage, and power. Further, you are >working in discrete time. You should also review the representation >of signals in discrete time. > >Julius >

Reply by ●June 18, 20092009-06-18

On Tue, 16 Jun 2009 19:51:56 -0500, sauravrt wrote:> Matlab command y1 = wgn(100,1,10) generates a column vector of length > 100 containing real white Gaussian noise of power 10 dBW. How can I > verify that the power of the 100 samples is 10 dBW ?dBW? You mean "Decibels -- Watts"? If so, put the vector of numbers in a calorimeter for one second, and see if it registers one Joule of heat energy. -- www.wescottdesign.com

Reply by ●June 20, 20092009-06-20

Tim: Since I dont' have a calorimeter at my disposal at this point of time, I just decided to digg thru Matlab help on wgn and this is what they have to say: y = wgn(m,n,p) generates an m-by-n matrix of white Gaussian noise. p specifies the power of y in decibels relative to a watt. The default load impedance is 1 ohm. Does that make some sense?>On Tue, 16 Jun 2009 19:51:56 -0500, sauravrt wrote: > >> Matlab command y1 = wgn(100,1,10) generates a column vector oflength>> 100 containing real white Gaussian noise of power 10 dBW. How can I >> verify that the power of the 100 samples is 10 dBW ? > >dBW? You mean "Decibels -- Watts"? > >If so, put the vector of numbers in a calorimeter for one second, and see>if it registers one Joule of heat energy. > >-- >www.wescottdesign.com >