# pulstran

Generate a pulse train, with the pulse defined either by a function or a sampled pulse.

## Syntax

pt = pulstran(t, d, 'func')

pt = pulstran(t, d, 'func', p1, p2, ...)

pt = pulstran(t, d, p)

pt = pulstran(t, d, p, fsp)

pt = pulstran(t, d, p, fsp, method)

## Inputs

t
The times at which to generate the pulse train.
Dimension: vector
d
When d is a vector it contains the time delay for each pulse in the train. See comments.
When d is a matrix, the first column contains the time delay for each pulse, and the second column contains the amplitude for each pulse.
Dimension: vector | matrix
'func'
The function to generate the individual pulses.
Dimension: string
The options are as follows.
• 'rectpulse' (default)
• 'tripuls'
• 'gauspuls'
p1, p2, ...
The optional parameters to pass to 'func'.
Dimension: scalar
p
The sampled pulse to be replicated in the train.
Dimension: vector
fsp
The sampling frequency for p.
Dimension: vector
'method'
The interpolation method used with replicated p pulses.
Dimension: string
The options, as follows, are those for interp1.
• 'linear' (default)
• 'pchip'
• 'spline'

## Outputs

pt
The sampled pulse train.

## Example 1

Plot a train of 2 ms rectangular pulses at 5 ms intervals.


fs = 20000;		% sampling rate of the output
ts = 1 / fs;
fp = 200;		% pulse rate
tp = 1 / fp;
t = [0:ts:4*tp];
d = [0:tp:4*tp];
w = .4 * tp;
p = pulstran (t, d, 'rectpuls', w);
plot(1000 * t, p);
title ('Train of 2 ms rectangular pulses at 5 ms intervals');
xlabel ('Time (ms)');
ylabel ('Amplitude');


## Example 2

Plot a train of user defined at 5 ms intervals, with increasing amplitude.


fs = 10000;		% sampling frequency of the output
ts = 1 / fs;
fp = 200;		% pulse frequency
tp = 1 / fp;
t = [0:ts:4*tp];
d = [0:tp:4*tp] + 0.5*tp;
np = length(d);
d = [d',[1:np]'];
p = [0.010 0.134 0.409 0.800 1.000 0.800 0.409 0.134 0.010];
fsp = 3200;		% sampling frequency of p
x = pulstran (1000 * t, d, p, fsp, 'pchip');
plot(t, x);
xlabel ('Time (ms)');
ylabel ('Amplitude');