Configure host-side serial communications interface to receive data from serial port
Embedded Coder®/ Embedded Targets/ Host Communication
The data package being received is limited to 16 bytes of ASCII characters, including package headers and terminators. Calculate the size of a package by including the package header, or terminator, or both, and the data size.
Acceptable data types are single,
uint32. The number of bytes in each data type
is listed in the following table:
|Data Type||Byte Count|
For example, if your data package has package header 'S' (1
byte) and package terminator 'E' (1 byte), that leaves 14 bytes for
the actual data. If your data is of type
there is room in the data package for 14
If your data is of type
uint16, there is room in
the data package for 7
uint16s. If your data is
int32, there is room in the data package
for only 3
int32s, with 2 bytes left over. Even
though you could fit two
int8s or one
the remaining space, you may not, because you cannot mix data types
in the same package.
The number of data types that can fit into a data package determine
the data length (see Data length in
the Dialog Box description). In the example just given, the 14 for
int8 and the 7 for data type
the data lengths for each data package, respectively. When the data
length exceeds 16 bytes, unexpected behavior, including run time errors,
You may configure up to four COM ports (COM1 through COM4) for up to four host-side SCI Receive blocks.
This field specifies the data located at the front of the received data package, which is not part of the data being received, and generally indicates start of data. The additional package header must be an ASCII value. You can use text or a number (0–255). You must put single quotes around text entered in this field, but the quotes are not received nor are they included in the total byte count.
Match additional package headers or terminators with those specified in the target SCI transmit block.
This field specifies the data located at the end of the received data package, which is not part of the data being received, and generally indicates end of data. The additional package terminator must be an ASCII value. You can use text or a number (0–255). You must put single quotes around text entered in this field, but the quotes are not received nor are they included in the total byte count.
Choice of single, int8, uint8, int16, uint16, int32, or uint32.
The input port of the SCI Transmit block accepts only one of these values. Which value it accepts is inherited from the data type from the input (the data length is also inherited from the input). Data must consist of only one data type; you cannot mix types.
How many of Data type the block receives (not bytes). Anything more than 1 is a vector. The data length is inherited from the input (the data length input to the SCI Transmit block).
Default value from the SCI Receive block. This value is used, for example, if a connection time-out occurs and the Action taken when connection timeout field is set to “Output the last received value”, but nothing yet has been received.
Specify what to output if a connection time-out occurs. If “Output the last received value” is selected, the block outputs the last received value. If a value has not been received, the block outputs the Initial output.
If you select
Output custom value,
use the Output value when connection times out field
to set the custom value.
Determines how often the SCI Receive block is called (in seconds).
When you set this value to
-1, the model inherits
the sample time value of the model. To execute this block asynchronously,
set Sample Time to
Selecting this check box creates a Status block output that provides the status of the transaction.
The error status may be one of the following values:
1: A time-out occurred while the
block was waiting to receive data
2: There is an error in the received
data (checksum error)
3: SCI parity error flag —
Occurs when a character is received with a mismatch
4: SCI framing error flag —
Occurs when an expected stop bit is not found