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Binary MLS (G Dataflow)

Last Modified: January 9, 2017

Generates a maximum length sequence (MLS) of ones and zeros using a modulo-2 primitive polynomial of a specific order.

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reset

A Boolean that controls the reseeding of the noise sample generator after the first execution of the node. By default, this node maintains the initial internal seed state.

True Accepts a new seed and begins producing noise samples based on the seed. If the given seed is less than or equal to 0, the node ignores a reset value of True and resumes producing noise samples as a continuation of the previous sequence.
False Resumes producing noise samples as a continuation of the previous noise sequence. The node ignores new seed inputs while reset is False.

Default: False

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polynomial order

Order of the modulo-2 primitive polynomial.

If the input value is out of range, this node truncates the polynomial order to [3, 62].

Default: 31

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seed

A number that initializes the noise generator.

The value of seed cannot be a multiple of 16364. If reset is unwired, this node maintains the internal seed state.

seed is greater than 0 Generates noise samples based on the given seed value. For multiple calls to the node, the node accepts or rejects new seed inputs based on the given reset value.
seed is less than or equal to 0 Generates a random seed value and produces noise samples based on that seed value. For multiple calls to the node, if seed remains less than or equal to 0, the node ignores the reset input and produces noise samples as a continuation of the initial noise sequence.

Default: -1

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error in

Error conditions that occur before this node runs. The node responds to this input according to standard error behavior.

Default: No error

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sample rate

Sample rate in samples per second.

This input is available only if you configure this node to return a waveform.

Default: 1000

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samples

Number of samples in the signal.

Default: The default value of this input changes depending on how you configure this node. If you configure this node to return a waveform, the default is 1000. If you configure this node to return an array of double-precision, floating-point numbers, the default is 128.

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MLS sequence

The uniformly distributed, pseudorandom pattern.

This output returns a waveform or an array of double-precision, floating point numbers.

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error out

Error information. The node produces this output according to standard error behavior.

Algorithm for Calculating MLS

This node uses a modulo-2 primitive polynomial to generate the binary Maximum Length Sequence (MLS). The MLS sequence is periodic with a period of 2n - 1. Each period consists of 2n - 1 ones and 2n - 1 - 1 zeros, where n is the polynomial order. The MLS sequence is spectrally flat, with a near-zero DC term.

For example, if the polynomial order is 4, this node uses the polynomial g(p) = p4 + p + 1 to generate the MLS sequence with a period of 15 in the following manner:

where is the modulo-2 addition, and a0, a1, a2 and a3 are the shift registers.

The following 15-point sequence comprises each period of the generated sequence: 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1. However, the starting point might be different for each sequence.

The MLS is a type of Pseudo-Random Binary Sequence (PRBS).

Where This Node Can Run:

Desktop OS: Windows

FPGA: Not supported


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