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Binary MLS (G Dataflow)

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Last Modified: August 28, 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 binary MLS generator after the first call of the node.

True Accepts a new seed and begins producing binary MLS samples based on seed.
False Maintains the initial internal seed state and resumes producing binary MLS samples as a continuation of the previous binary MLS.

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

Number that this node uses to initialize the binary MLS generator.

This node initializes the binary MLS generator using seed if reset is True or if this is the first call of the node.

seed is greater than 0 Generates binary MLS samples based on the seed value. For multiple calls to the node, the node accepts or rejects new seed inputs based on the reset value.
seed is less than or equal to 0 Generates a random seed value and produces binary MLS 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 binary MLS samples as a continuation of the initial binary MLS.

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.

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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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.

samples must be greater than 0. Otherwise, this node returns an error.

Default: 1000

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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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MLS

The uniformly distributed, pseudorandom pattern.

This output can return the following data types:

  • Waveform
  • 1D array of unsigned 8-bit integers
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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 Calculating MLS

This node uses a modulo-2 primitive polynomial to generate the binary Maximum Length Sequence (MLS). The MLS 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 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 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: This product does not support FPGA devices

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


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