Quantize and encode floating-point inputs to integer outputs

`y = uencode(u,n)`

y = uencode(u,n,v)

y = uencode(u,n,v,* 'SignFlag'*)

`y = uencode(u,n)`

quantizes the entries in
a multidimensional array of floating-point numbers `u`

and
encodes them as integers using 2^{n}-level
quantization. `n`

must
be an integer between 2 and 32 (inclusive). Inputs can be real or
complex, double- or single-precision. The output y and the input `u`

are
arrays of the same size. The elements of the output y are unsigned
integers with magnitudes in the range [0, 2^{n}-1].
Elements of the input `u`

outside of the range `[-1,1]`

are
treated as overflows and are saturated.

For entries in the input

`u`

that are less than -1, the value of the output of`uencode`

is 0.For entries in the input

`u`

that are greater than 1, the value of the output of`uencode`

is 2^{n}-1.

`y = uencode(u,n,v)`

allows
the input `u`

to have entries with floating-point
values in the range `[-v,v]`

before saturating them
(the default value for `v`

is 1).
Elements of the input `u`

outside of the range `[-v,v]`

are
treated as overflows and are saturated:

For input entries less than -

`v`

, the value of the output of`uencode`

is 0.For input entries greater than

`v`

, the value of the output of`uencode`

is 2^{n}– 1.

`y = uencode(u,n,v,`

maps
entries in a multidimensional array of floating-point numbers * 'SignFlag'*)

`u`

whose
entries have values in the range [`-v,v`

] to an integer
output `y`

. Input entries outside this range are
saturated. The integer type of the output depends on the number of
quantization levels 2`'SignFlag'`

`'signed'`

: Outputs are signed integers with magnitudes in the range [-2^{n}/2, (2^{n}/2) – 1].`'unsigned'`

(default): Outputs are unsigned integers with magnitudes in the range [0, 2^{n}– 1].

The output data types are optimized for the number of bits as shown in the table below.

[1] International Telecommunication Union. *General
Aspects of Digital Transmission Systems: Vocabulary of Digital Transmission
and Multiplexing, and Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) Terms*.
ITU-T Recommendation G.701. March, 1993.

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