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Get cumulative overrun and underrun



S = info(asyncBuff) returns a structure, S, containing the cumulative overrun and underrun information of the dsp.AsyncBuffer System object™, asyncBuff.


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The dsp.AsyncBuffer System object™ supports reading variable frame sizes from the buffer.

Create a dsp.AsyncBuffer System object. The input is white Gaussian noise with a mean of 0, a standard deviation of 1, and a frame size of 512 samples. Write the input to the buffer using the write method.

asyncBuff = dsp.AsyncBuffer;
input = randn(512,1);
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Store the data that is read from the buffer in outTotal.

Plot the input signal and data that is read from the buffer in the same plot. Read data from the buffer until all samples are read. In each iteration of the loop, randi determines the number of samples to read. Therefore, the signal is read in as a variable-size signal. The prevIndex variable keeps track of the previous index value that contains the data.

outTotal = zeros(size(input));
prevIndex = 0;
while asyncBuff.NumUnreadSamples ~= 0
    numToRead = randi([1,64]);
    out = read(asyncBuff,numToRead);
    outTotal(prevIndex+1:prevIndex+numToRead) = out;
    prevIndex = prevIndex+numToRead;
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Verify that the input data and the data read from the buffer (excluding the underrun samples, if any) are the same. The cumulative number of overrun and underrun samples in the buffer is determined by the info function.

S = info(asyncBuff)
S = struct with fields:
     CumulativeOverrun: 0
    CumulativeUnderrun: 28

The CumulativeUnderrun field shows the number of samples underrun per channel. Underrun occurs if you attempt to read more samples than available.

Input Arguments

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Async buffer, specified as a dsp.AsyncBuffer System object.

Output Arguments

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Cumulative overrun and underrun information, returned as a structure. The fields for S are described in the table.


Number of samples overrun per channel since last call to reset. The number of samples overrun is the number of unread samples overwritten.


Number of samples underrun per channel since last call to reset. Underrun occurs if you attempt to read more samples than available.

The CumulativeOverrun and CumulativeUnderrun properties are data type int32.

Version History

Introduced in R2017a

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