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Pattern Generator (Impulse) (G Dataflow)

Last Modified: January 12, 2018

Generates a signal containing an impulse pattern.

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amplitude

Amplitude of the pattern.

Default: 1

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delay

Index within the pattern at which the impulse occurs. This input must be greater than or equal to 0. If this input is less than 0 or greater than or equal to the number of samples, this node sets the output pattern to 0 and returns an error.

Default: 0

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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.

Standard Error Behavior

Many nodes provide an error in input and an error out output so that the node can respond to and communicate errors that occur while code is running. The value of error in specifies whether an error occurred before the node runs. Most nodes respond to values of error in in a standard, predictable way.

error in does not contain an error error in contains an error
If no error occurred before the node runs, the node begins execution normally.

If no error occurs while the node runs, it returns no error. If an error does occur while the node runs, it returns that error information as error out.

If an error occurred before the node runs, the node does not execute. Instead, it returns the error in value as error out.

Default: No error

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dt

Sampling rate in samples per second.

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

Default: 0.1

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samples

Number of samples in the pattern.

samples must be greater than delay. If samples is equal to or less than 0, this node returns an error.

Default: 128

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t0

Timestamp of the output signal. If this input is unwired, this node uses the current time as the timestamp of the output signal.

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

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impulse pattern

Output impulse pattern.

This output can return 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.

Standard Error Behavior

Many nodes provide an error in input and an error out output so that the node can respond to and communicate errors that occur while code is running. The value of error in specifies whether an error occurred before the node runs. Most nodes respond to values of error in in a standard, predictable way.

error in does not contain an error error in contains an error
If no error occurred before the node runs, the node begins execution normally.

If no error occurs while the node runs, it returns no error. If an error does occur while the node runs, it returns that error information as error out.

If an error occurred before the node runs, the node does not execute. Instead, it returns the error in value as error out.

Algorithm for Generating the Impulse Pattern

If the sequence X represents impulse pattern, this node generates the pattern according to the following equation:

x i = { A if i = d 0 elsewhere

for i = 0, 1, 2, ..., n - 1

where

  • A is amplitude
  • d is delay
  • n is the number of samples

Where This Node Can Run:

Desktop OS: Windows

FPGA: Not supported

Web Server: Not supported in VIs that run in a web application


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