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Step-signal response of rational object and rationalfit function object


[yout,tout] = stepresp(h, ts, n, trise)


[yout,tout] = stepresp(h, ts, n, trise) calculates the time-domain response of a rational function object, h, to a step signal, defined as:


The input h is the handle of a rational function object returned by rationalfit. The variable ts is the sample time, ts; N is the number of samples, n; and trise is the time, trise, that it takes for the step signal to reach its maximum value. The variable k is an integer between 0 and N, referring to the index of the samples.

The following figure illustrates the construction of this signal.

The output yout is the response of the step signal at time tout.


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Calculate the step response of a rational function object from the file passive.s2p. Read passive.s2p.

S = sparameters('passive.s2p');
freq = S.Frequencies;

Get S11 and convert to a TDR transfer function.

s11 = rfparam(S,1,1);
Vin = 1;
tdrfreqdata = Vin*(s11+1)/2;

Fit to a rational function object.

tdrfit = rationalfit(freq,tdrfreqdata);

Define parameters for a step signal. Define parameters for a step signal

Ts = 1.0e-11;
N = 10000;
Trise = 1.0e-10;

Calculate the step response for TDR and plot it

[tdr,t1] = stepresp(tdrfit,Ts,N,Trise);
xlabel('Time (ns)')

Introduced in R2010a