# how to find fwhm using fwhm()?

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I have a time domain data and also a FFT of this data. But when I use fwhm(x,y) then it says

Pulse Polarity = Positive

Pulse is Impulse or Rectangular with 2 edges

ans =

NaN

I am trying to also use findpeaks() but I don't know how to proceed after that. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Since the data is larger than 5 MB, I have attached the link to the data. Thanks,

There are 4 signals in the data and the first row is the frequency. I get the fwhm of only 2nd and 4th signals. Others show NaN. But the ones that I get are too incorrect as getting 4e3 and 4e7, which doesn't make sense. I have a nice FFT as attached below.

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Thor
on 17 Feb 2021

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Star Strider
on 10 Oct 2020

The fwhm function is a File Exchange contribution. As I read the function code, it should likely give you something other than NaN if it detects 2 edges, however I have no idea what youare passing to it.

If you have the Signal Processing Toolbox, another option would be the findpeaks function. It will return the FWHM of the peaks it identifies if you ask it to. See the documentation for it that I linked to for details.

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Star Strider
on 11 Oct 2020

As always, my pleasure!

With respect to your other Question, I do not have the necessary blockset. That aside, I posted a ‘sort of’ Answer that is my best guess as to how to emulate it. That is the best I can do. I will delete that Asnwer if it is not what you want.

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