Rotate input using CORDIC-based approximation
v = cordicrotate(theta,u)
v = cordicrotate(theta,u,niters)
v = cordicrotate(theta,u,Name,Value)
v = cordicrotate(theta,u,niters,Name,Value)
theta can be a signed or unsigned scalar, vector, matrix, or N-dimensional array containing the angle values in radians. All values of theta must be in the range [–2π 2π).
u can be a signed or unsigned scalar value or have the same dimensions as theta. u can be real or complex valued.
niters is the number of iterations the CORDIC algorithm performs. This argument is optional. When specified, niters must be a positive, integer-valued scalar. If you do not specify niters, or if you specify a value that is too large, the algorithm uses a maximum value. For fixed-point operation, the maximum number of iterations is the word length of u or one less than the word length of theta, whichever is smaller. For floating-point operation, the maximum value is 52 for double or 23 for single. Increasing the number of iterations can produce more accurate results, but it also increases the expense of the computation and adds latency.
Optional comma-separated pairs of Name,Value arguments, where Name is the argument name and Value is the corresponding value. Name must appear inside single quotes ('').
ScaleOutput is a Boolean value that specifies whether to scale the output by the inverse CORDIC gain factor. This argument is optional. If you set ScaleOutput to true or 1, the output values are multiplied by a constant, which incurs extra computations. If you set ScaleOutput to false or 0, the output is not scaled.
v contains the approximated result of the CORDIC rotation algorithm. When the input u is floating point, the output v has the same data type as the input.
When the input u is a signed integer or fixed point data type, the output v is a signed fi object. This fi object has a word length that is two bits larger than that of u. Its fraction length is the same as the fraction length of u.
When the input u is an unsigned integer or fixed point, the output v is a signed fi object. This fi object has a word length that is three bits larger than that of u. Its fraction length is the same as the fraction length of u.
Run the following code, and evaluate the accuracy of the CORDIC-based complex rotation.
wrdLn = 16; theta = fi(-pi/3, 1, wrdLn); u = fi(0.25 - 7.1i, 1, wrdLn); uTeTh = double(u) .* exp(1i * double(theta)); fprintf('\n\nNITERS\tReal\t ERROR\t LSBs\t\tImag\tERROR\tLSBs\n'); fprintf('------\t-------\t ------\t ----\t\t-------\t------\t----\n'); for niters = 1:(wrdLn - 1) v_fi = cordicrotate(theta, u, niters); v_dbl = double(v_fi); x_err = abs(real(v_dbl) - real(uTeTh)); y_err = abs(imag(v_dbl) - imag(uTeTh)); fprintf('%d\t%1.4f\t %1.4f\t %1.1f\t\t%1.4f\t %1.4f\t %1.1f\n',... niters, real(v_dbl),x_err,(x_err * pow2(v_fi.FractionLength)), ... imag(v_dbl),y_err, (y_err * pow2(v_fi.FractionLength))); end fprintf('\n');
The output table appears as follows:
NITERS Real ERROR LSBs Imag ERROR LSBs ------ ------- ------ ---- ------- ------ ------ 1 -4.8438 1.1800 4833.5 -5.1973 1.4306 5859.8 2 -6.6567 0.6329 2592.5 -2.4824 1.2842 5260.2 3 -5.8560 0.1678 687.5 -4.0227 0.2560 1048.8 4 -6.3098 0.2860 1171.5 -3.2649 0.5018 2055.2 5 -6.0935 0.0697 285.5 -3.6528 0.1138 466.2 6 -5.9766 0.0472 193.5 -3.8413 0.0746 305.8 7 -6.0359 0.0121 49.5 -3.7476 0.0191 78.2 8 -6.0061 0.0177 72.5 -3.7947 0.0280 114.8 9 -6.0210 0.0028 11.5 -3.7710 0.0043 17.8 10 -6.0286 0.0048 19.5 -3.7590 0.0076 31.2 11 -6.0247 0.0009 3.5 -3.7651 0.0015 6.2 12 -6.0227 0.0011 4.5 -3.7683 0.0017 6.8 13 -6.0237 0.0001 0.5 -3.7666 0.0001 0.2 14 -6.0242 0.0004 1.5 -3.7656 0.0010 4.2 15 -6.0239 0.0001 0.5 -3.7661 0.0005 2.2
CORDIC is an acronym for COordinate Rotation DIgital Computer. The Givens rotation-based CORDIC algorithm is one of the most hardware-efficient algorithms available because it requires only iterative shift-add operations (see References). The CORDIC algorithm eliminates the need for explicit multipliers. Using CORDIC, you can calculate various functions, such as sine, cosine, arc sine, arc cosine, arc tangent, and vector magnitude. You can also use this algorithm for divide, square root, hyperbolic, and logarithmic functions.
Increasing the number of CORDIC iterations can produce more accurate results, but doing so also increases the expense of the computation and adds latency.
X represents the real part, Y represents the imaginary part, and Z represents theta. This algorithm takes its initial values for X, Y, and Z from the inputs, u and theta.
CORDIC functions discard any local fimath attached to the input.
The CORDIC functions use their own internal fimath when performing calculations:
The output has no attached fimath.
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