Binary byte packing of input data into a single output vector (not recommended)
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The Pack block is used to convert one or more Simulink signals
of varying data types to a single vector of
required by the Send block.
Specify the data types for the different signals as part of
the block parameters. The supported data types are
boolean. The block determines the sizes of
the signals automatically. This parameter is usually the same as the Output
port data types parameter of the corresponding UDP Unpack
The byte alignment field specifies how the data types are aligned.
The possible values are:
8. The byte alignment scheme is simple, and
starts each element in the list of signals on a boundary specified
by the alignment relative to the start of the vector.
The data types of each of the signals must be specified as a cell array of strings in the required order. Once this is done, the block automatically converts itself to one with the corresponding number of input ports. There is one output port. For example, say the input port data types are specified as
and an alignment of 4 is used. Assume also that the signals are scalars. The first signal then starts at byte 0, the second at byte 4, the third at byte 8, the fourth at byte 12, and the fifth at byte 16. Note that the sizes of the data types used in this example are 1, 4, 4, 2, and 8 bytes respectively. This implies that there are "holes" of 3 bytes between the first and second signal and 2 bytes between the fourth and fifth signal.
A byte alignment of 1 means the tightest possible packing. That is, there are no holes for arbitrary combinations of signals and data types.
Note: Individual elements of vector/matrix signals are not byte aligned; only the entire vector/matrix is byte aligned. The individual elements are tightly packed with respect to the first element.