System object™ determines the moving maximum of the input signal along each channel,
independently over time. The object uses the sliding window method to determine the moving
maximum. In this method, a window of specified length is moved over each channel, sample by
sample, and the object determines the maximum of the data in the window. For more details, see
To determine the moving maximum of the input:
dsp.MovingMaximumobject and set its properties.
Call the object with arguments, as if it were a function.
To learn more about how System objects work, see What Are System Objects?
returns a moving
movMax = dsp.MovingMaximum
movMax, using the default properties.
movMax = dsp.MovingMaximum(
WindowLength property to
specifies additional properties using
movMax = dsp.MovingMaximum(
Name,Value pairs. Unspecified
properties have default values.
Unless otherwise indicated, properties are nontunable, which means you cannot change their
values after calling the object. Objects lock when you call them, and the
release function unlocks them.
If a property is tunable, you can change its value at any time.
For more information on changing property values, see System Design in MATLAB Using System Objects.
SpecifyWindowLength — Specify window length
true (default) |
Flag to specify a window length, specified as a scalar boolean.
true— The length of the sliding window is equal to the value you specify in the
false— The length of the sliding window is infinite. In this mode, the object determines the maximum of the current sample and all the past samples.
WindowLength — Length of the sliding window
4 (default) | positive scalar integer
Length of the sliding window in samples, specified as a positive scalar integer.
This property applies when you set
x — Data input
vector | matrix
Data input, specified as a vector or a matrix. If
x is a
matrix, each column is treated as an independent channel. The moving maximum is
determined along each channel. The object also accepts variable-size inputs. Once the
object is locked, you can change the size of each input channel, but you cannot change
the number of channels.
y — Moving maximim output
vector | matrix
Moving maximum of the input signal, returned as a vector or a matrix.
To use an object function, specify the
System object as the first input argument. For
example, to release system resources of a System object named
Moving Maximum of Sine Wave Signal
Compute the moving maximum of a sum of three sine waves with varying amplitude. Use a sliding window of length 30.
Set up an input signal that is a sum of three sine waves with frequencies at 2 Hz, 5 Hz, and 10 Hz. The sampling frequency is 100 Hz. Create a
dsp.MovingMaximum object with a window length of 30. Create a time scope for viewing the output.
sin = dsp.SineWave('SampleRate',100,... 'Frequency',[2 5 10],... 'SamplesPerFrame',100); movMax = dsp.MovingMaximum(30); scope = timescope('SampleRate',100,... 'TimeSpanOverrunAction','Scroll',... 'TimeSpanSource','Property',... 'TimeSpan',10,'ShowGrid',true,... 'YLimits',[-4.5 4.5]);
Compute the Moving Maximum
Each sine wave component of the input signal has a different amplitude that varies with the iteration. Use the
movMax object to determine the maximum value of the current sample and the past 29 samples of the input signal.
for index = 1:100 sin.Amplitude = rand(1,3); x = sum(sin(),2); xmax = movMax(x); scope([x,xmax]) end
Sliding Window Method
In the sliding window method, the output for each input sample is the maximum of the current sample and the Len - 1 previous samples. Len is the length of the window in samples. When the algorithm computes the first Len - 1 outputs, the length of the window is the length of the data that is available.
When you do not specify the window length, the algorithm chooses an infinite window length. In this mode, the output is the maximum of the current sample and all the previous samples in the channel.
Consider an example of computing the moving maximum of a streaming input data using the sliding window method. The algorithm uses a window length of 4. With each input sample that comes in, the window of length 4 moves along the data.
 Bodenham, Dean. “Adaptive Filtering and Change Detection for Streaming Data.” PH.D. Thesis. Imperial College, London, 2012.
C/C++ Code Generation
Generate C and C++ code using MATLAB® Coder™.
Usage notes and limitations:
See System Objects in MATLAB Code Generation (MATLAB Coder).