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Slew Rate of Triangular Waveform

This example shows how to use the slew rate as an estimate of the rising and falling slopes of a triangular waveform. Create three triangular waveforms. One waveform has rising-falling slopes of +/- 2, one waveform has rising-falling slopes of +/- 1/2, and one waveform has a rising slope of +2 and a falling slope of -1/2. Use slewrate to find the slopes of the waveforms.

Create a triangular waveform with rising-falling slopes of +/- 2. Set the sampling interval to 0.01 seconds, which corresponds to a sampling frequency of 100 hertz.

t = 0:0.01:1;
x = 2*t;
x = [x fliplr(x)];
tnew = [t t+1.01];
plot(tnew,x); xlabel('Time');
ylabel('Amplitude');

Calculate the slew rate for the triangular waveform. Input the sampling frequency (100 Hz) to obtain the correct positive and negative slope values.

s = slewrate(x,100)

Create a triangular waveform with slopes of +/- 1/2. Set the sampling interval to 0.01 seconds, which corresponds to a sampling frequency of 100 hertz.

t = 0:0.01:1;
x = 1/2*t;
x = [x fliplr(x)];
tnew = [t t+1.01];
plot(tnew,x);  xlabel('Time');
ylabel('Amplitude');

Calculate the slew rate for the triangular waveform. Input the sampling frequency (100 Hz) to obtain the correct positive and negative slope values.

s = slewrate(x,100)

Create a triangular waveform with a rising slope of +2 and a falling slope of -1/2. Set the sampling increment to 0.01 seconds, which corresponds to a sampling frequency of 100 hertz.

t = 0:0.01:1;
x = 2*t;
t1 = 1:0.01:5;
x1 = -1/2*(t1-1)+2;
y = [x x1];
tnew = [t t1];
plot(tnew,y);  xlabel('Time');
ylabel('Amplitude');

Determine the slew rate.

s = slewrate(y,100)

The first element of s is the rising slope and the second element is the falling slope.

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