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Obtain Measurements Data Programmatically for spectrumAnalyzer object

Compute and display the power spectrum of a noisy sinusoidal input signal using the spectrumAnalyzer MATLAB® object. Measure the peaks, cursor placements, adjacent channel power ratio, and distortion values in the spectrum by enabling these properties:

  • PeakFinder

  • CursorMeasurements

  • ChannelMeasurements

  • DistortionMeasurements


The input sine wave has two frequencies: 1000 Hz and 5000 Hz. Create two dsp.SineWave System objects to generate these two frequencies. Create a spectrumAnalyzer object to compute and display the power spectrum.

Fs = 44100;
Sineobject1 = dsp.SineWave(SamplesPerFrame=1024,PhaseOffset=10,...
Sineobject2 = dsp.SineWave(SamplesPerFrame=1024,...
SA = spectrumAnalyzer(SampleRate=Fs,SpectrumType="power",...
    PlotAsTwoSidedSpectrum=false,ChannelNames={'Power spectrum of the input'},...
    YLimits=[-120 40],ShowLegend=true);

Enable Measurements Data

To obtain the measurements, set the Enabled property to true.

SA.CursorMeasurements.Enabled = true;
SA.ChannelMeasurements.Enabled = true;
SA.PeakFinder.Enabled = true;
SA.DistortionMeasurements.Enabled = true;

Use getMeasurementsData

Stream in the noisy sine wave input signal and estimate the power spectrum of the signal using the spectrumAnalyzer object. Measure the characteristics of the spectrum. Use the getMeasurementsData function to obtain these measurements programmatically. The isNewDataReady function returns true when there is new spectrum data. Store the measured data in the variable data.

data = [];
for Iter = 1:1000
    Sinewave1 = Sineobject1();
    Sinewave2 = Sineobject2();
    Input = Sinewave1 + Sinewave2;
    NoisyInput = Input + 0.001*randn(1024,1);
     if SA.isNewDataReady
        data = [data;getMeasurementsData(SA)];

The panes at the bottom of the scope window display the measurements that you have enabled. The values in these panes match the values in the last time step of the data variable. You can access the individual fields of data to obtain the various measurements programmatically.

Compare Peak Values

Use the PeakFinder property to obtain peak values. Verify that the peak values in the last time step of data match the values in the spectrum analyzer plot.

peakvalues = data.PeakFinder(end).Value 
peakvalues = 3×1


frequencieskHz = data.PeakFinder(end).Frequency/1000
frequencieskHz = 3×1


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