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Hamming, Blackman, Bartlett, Chebyshev, Taylor, Kaiser

Design, visualize, and implement window functions. Compare mainlobe widths and sidelobe levels of windows as a function of their size and other parameters.


Window DesignerDesign and analyze spectral windows


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barthannwinModified Bartlett-Hann window
bartlettBartlett window
blackmanBlackman window
blackmanharrisMinimum four-term Blackman-Harris window
bohmanwinBohman window
chebwinChebyshev window
enbwEquivalent noise bandwidth
flattopwinFlat top weighted window
gausswinGaussian window
hammingHamming window
hannHann (Hanning) window
kaiserKaiser window
nuttallwinNuttall-defined minimum 4-term Blackman-Harris window
parzenwinParzen (de la Vallée Poussin) window
rectwinRectangular window
taylorwinTaylor window
triangTriangular window
tukeywinTukey (tapered cosine) window
dpssDiscrete prolate spheroidal (Slepian) sequences
dpssclearRemove discrete prolate spheroidal sequences from database
dpssdirDiscrete prolate spheroidal sequences database directory
dpssloadLoad discrete prolate spheroidal sequences from database
dpsssaveDiscrete prolate spheroidal or Slepian sequence database

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  • Get Started with Window Designer

    Use the Window Designer app to design and analyze spectral windows.

  • Windows

    Learn about spectral windows and how to analyze them using toolbox functions.

  • Generalized Cosine Windows

    Blackman, flat top, Hamming, Hann, and rectangular windows are all special cases of the generalized cosine window.

  • Kaiser Window

    The Kaiser window is designed to maximize the ratio of mainlobe energy to sidelobe energy.

  • Chebyshev Window

    The Chebyshev window minimizes the mainlobe width for a particular sidelobe level and exhibits equiripple sidelobe behavior.