Wavelet center frequency
Determine Center Frequency
This example shows how to determine the center frequency in hertz for Daubechies' least-asymmetric wavelet with 4 vanishing moments.
cfreq = centfrq('sym4');
Obtain the wavelet and create a sine wave with a frequency equal to the center frequency,
cfreq, of the wavelet. Use a starting phase of for the sine wave to visualize how the oscillation in the sine wave matches the oscillation in the wavelet.
[~,psi,xval] = wavefun('sym4'); y = cos(2*pi*cfreq*xval-pi); plot(xval,psi,'linewidth',2); hold on; plot(xval,y,'r');
Convert Scales to Frequencies
This example shows to convert scales to frequencies for the Morlet wavelet. There is an approximate inverse relationship between scale and frequency. Specifically, scale is inversely proportional to frequency with the constant of proportionality being the center frequency of the wavelet.
Construct a vector of scales with 32 voices per octave over 5 octaves for data sampled at 1 kHz.
Fs = 1000; numvoices = 32; a0 = 2^(1/numvoices); numoctaves = 5; scales = a0.^(0:numvoices*numoctaves-1).*1/Fs;
Convert the scales to approximate frequencies in hertz for the Morlet wavelet.
Frq = centfrq('morl')./scales;
You can also use
scal2frq to convert scales to approximate frequencies in hertz.
wname — Wavelet
character vector | string scalar
Wavelet, specified as a character vector or string scalar. See
wavefun for more
FREQ — Wavelet center frequency
Wavelet center frequency in hertz, returned as a scalar.
XVAL — Grid points
Grid points where the center frequency-based approximation to the wavelet is evaluated, returned as a real-valued vector.
RECFREQ — Center frequency-based approximation
Center frequency-based approximation to the wavelet, returned as a vector.
Depending on the wavelet,
RECFREQ is either a real- or