Multiply by Matrix

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Matrix multiplexer/multiplier: y(k) = A x(k)

This block is similar to Multiply Const, the difference being it can handle several inputs and outputs, and the input-to-output relation can be described by the following mathematical equation: y(k) = A x(k) where y in R^n, x in R^m, A in R^n*m

y(k) and x(k) are column-vectors describing the elements on the input port at time step k(this is a sync block with no memory).

Examples for where to use this block include:

  • Switch matrices (i.e. switch which ports go where), assuming all ports run on the same rate
  • Simulation of static MIMO-Channels (in that case, A is the channel matrix)
  • Summing up streams with variable coefficients

This block as one input message port. A message sent to this port will be converted to a std::vector<std::vector<T> >, and then passed on to set_A(). If no conversion is possible, a warning is issued via the logging interface, and A remains unchanged.

Note : It is not possible to change the dimension of the matrix after initialization, as this affects the I/O signature! If a matrix of invalid size is passed to the block, an alert is raised via the logging interface, and A remains unchanged.


(R): Run-time adjustable

Matrix A (R)
The matrix
The tag propagation policy. When setting the tag propagation policy to Matrix-defined, a tag is propagated from input k to output l, if A(l,k) != 0.

Example Flowgraph[edit]

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Source Files[edit]

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