Signal Browser

Overview of the Signal Browser

You can use the Signal Browser to display and analyze signals listed in the Signals list box in SPTool.

Using the Signal Browser, you can:

  • Analyze and compare vector or array (matrix) signals.

  • Zoom in on portions of signal data.

  • Measure a variety of characteristics of signal data.

  • Compare multiple signals.

  • Play portions of signal data on audio hardware.

  • Print signal plots.

Opening the Signal Browser

To open the Signal Browser from SPTool:

  1. Select one or more signals in the Signals list in SPTool.

  2. Click View under the Signals list.

The Signal Browser has the following components:

  • A display region for analyzing signals

  • A panels section on the right side of the scope window, which shows statistics and information about your signals

  • A toolbar with buttons for convenient access to frequently used functions

    Icon

    Description

    Print the current scope window.

    Play an audio signal. The function soundsc is used to play the signal.

    Show multiple displays of signals.

    Zoom the signal in and out.

    Scale the axes.

    Toggle the legends on and off.

    Toggle the Cursor Measurements panel. This panel allows you to see screen cursors and get measurements of time and amplitude values at the cursors.

    Toggle the Signal Statistics, Bilevel Measurements, and Peak Finder panels, which display various measurements about the selected signal.

For more information on the Signal Browser, see the sptool function reference page.

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