# What is continuous and discrete time signal?

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## What is continuous and discrete time signal?

A signal is considered to be a continuous time signal if it is defined over a continuum of the independent variable. A signal is considered to be discrete time if the independent variable only has discrete values.

## What is the difference between discrete and digital signal?

A discrete time signal which is not quantized can take any value in the given range (i.e. infinite options for the amplitude) where as a digital signal can take any value from a predefined finite set of amplitudes. The digital signal can take any value out of these N values only ( and not just any value).

## What is discrete signal example?

For example, if you were monitoring the temperature of a room, you would be able to take a measured value of temperature at any time. A discrete-time signal (sometimes referred to as a time-discrete signal or simply a discrete signal) is shown in Figure 15(b).

## What is the difference between continuous and analog signal?

A continuous signal cannot be stored, or processed, in a computer since it would require infinite data. Analog signals must be discretized (digitized) to produce a finite set of numbers for computer use. When analog signals are brought into a computer, they must be made discrete (finite and countable).

## Is discrete signal continuous?

A discrete signal or discrete-time signal is a time series consisting of a sequence of quantities. Unlike a continuous-time signal, a discrete-time signal is not a function of a continuous argument; however, it may have been obtained by sampling from a continuous-time signal.

## What is an example of digital signal?

Examples of digital signals are Computers, Digital Phones, Digital pens, etc.

## Are all continuous signal analog?

Since wrt time if a signal is continuous and can assume infinite values within a selected range then it will be analog but all continuous signals may not be analog. For example a 5v constant supply. It is continuous but not analog. But if it changes to a 0v it has go through a large number of values.

## What’s the difference between discrete and continuous time signals?

The Fourier transform, while not always well defined, can take on values at frequencies over − ∞ to ∞ and that value can be zero, and the signal in continuous time also takes on values over the infinite interval and those values can also be zero. A discrete time signal only takes on values at discrete time intervals.

## What is the difference between discrete, discrete and digital?

Discrete time only exists in memory and continuous time only exists on the physical medium. The dichotomy is between analogue and digital domain in the first paragraph and analogue and digital signal in the second paragraph. Analogue domain means continuous time and analogue signal means continuous amplitude.

## What is the difference between a discrete and analog signal?

A Discrete Signal is a signal which is the discretized version of the actual analog signal (natural signal). The analog signal is continuous is nature in the time domain. A discrete signal is born out of the analog signal. An arbitrary analog signal is fed into a sampler (electronic device)…

## Can a continuous signal be evaluated at any time?

A continuous time signal can be evaluated arbitrarily at any time,at least in theory, and can take on values at arbitrary points between any evaluation point.