Pattern Generator (Triangle) (G Dataflow)

Generates a signal containing a triangle pattern.

amplitude

Amplitude of the pattern.

Default: 1

delay

Shifts the pattern in the time axis.

Default: 0

asymmetry

Asymmetric character of the pattern. This input is the projection of the line segment between the start and the peak divided by the width of the pattern.

Algorithm Definition

The following illustration shows the definition of asymmetry. D is the projection of B on AC.

$\text{asymmetry}=\frac{|AD|}{|AC|}$

Default: 0.5

width

Width of the pattern. This input must be greater than zero.

Default: 10

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

dt

Sampling interval. This input must be greater than zero. If this input is less than or equal to zero, this node sets the output pattern to an empty array and returns an error.

Default: 0.1

samples

Number of samples in the pattern.

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

Default: 128

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.

triangle pattern

Output triangle pattern.

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

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 Triangle Pattern

If the sequence Y represents triangle pattern, this node generates the pattern according to the following equations:

${y}_{i}=\left\{\begin{array}{cc}\frac{a*{x}_{i}}{w*k}& 0\le {x}_{i}\le w*k\\ \frac{a*\left(w-{x}_{i}\right)}{w*\left(1-k\right)}& w*k<{x}_{i}

$\text{for}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}i=0,\text{\hspace{0.17em}}1,\text{\hspace{0.17em}}2,\text{\hspace{0.17em}}...,\text{\hspace{0.17em}}N-1,\text{\hspace{0.17em}}0\le k\le 1$

where

• w is width
• k is asymmetry
• a is amplitude
• ${x}_{i}=\mathrm{\Delta }t*i-d$, where d is delay

Where This Node Can Run:

Desktop OS: Windows

FPGA: Not supported

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