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I would be happy if somebody could explain to me how to set the parameter properly in the Byte Unpacking block.
I am using Simulink Real-time, where the communication is going through a TCP socket. From TCP Receive block the data is unpacked into uint8 (which is the setting for default). I need to unpack the data via Byte Unpacking with int16. Could somebody tell me please what I have to put as the output dimension for int16?
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Dimitri MANKOV
Dimitri MANKOV on 7 Jul 2022
Hi Inna,
The "Output port dimension" parameter defines the size of the outputs produced by the "Byte Unpacking" block, as explained in the documentation. For example, suppose you receive a vector of 15 uint8 packets as an input, and you know that these packets contain the following signals:
  • 2x single (2x 32 bits / 2x 4 bytes)
  • 3x int16 (3x 16 bits / 3x 2 bytes)
  • 1x uint8 (1x 8 bits / 1x 1 byte)
You would configure the "Byte Unpack" block as follows:
  • Output data type: {['single'], ['int16'], ['uint8']}
  • Output dimension: {[2],[3],[1]}
This would generate 3 output ports for the "Byte Unpacking" block, the first being a vector of 2 single values, the second a vector of 3 int16 values and the third a uint8 signal.
In your case, you go from uint8 to int16, so the output dimension in your case would be the input dimension divided by 2.
I hope this is helpful!

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