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Function is not defined for values of class embedded.fi when using HDL coder

Asked by Sam
on 2 Apr 2013
Latest activity Commented on by Shubham Kapoor on 21 Apr 2015

Hi,

When I am experimenting in converting matlab code into vhdl with hdl coder, I am getting the error such as Function 'log' is not defined for values of class 'embedded.fi' or Function 'exp' is not defined for values of class 'embedded.fi'.

The specific block of code comes from the block:

        f_0 = fi( 0, 0, 1, 0, fm );  % 133.33333;
        f_sp = fi( 200*fi( 1/3, 0, 14, 15 ), 0, 14, 7, fm );  % 66.66667;
        brkfrq = fi( 1000, 0, 11, 0, fm );
        brkpt = fi( fi_div( (brkfrq - f_0), f_sp ), 0, 14, 10, fm );
        logstep = fi( 1.0711703, 0, 14, 13, fm );  
        linpts = (f<brkfrq);
        z = fi( fi( 0, 0, 1, 0 )*f, 0, 6, 0, fm );
        z( linpts ) = fi( fi_div( (f( linpts ) - f_0), f_sp ), 0, 6, 0, fm );
        % error with line below.
        z( ~(linpts~=0) ) = fi( brkpt + (log( fi_div( f( ~(linpts~=0) ), brkfrq ) )) ./ log( logstep ), 0, 6, 0, fm );

The original matlab code is from audspec.m of rastamat. I have tried converting fixed point to double before calling log(), but then another error pops up.

Thanks,

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Answer by Tim McBrayer
on 2 Apr 2013
 Accepted answer

As the error message states, there is no fixed-point version of the 'log' or 'exp' commands in MATLAB HDL Coder. The complete list of functions that have fixed point versions and are supported for HDL code generation is at http://www.mathworks.com/help/hdlcoder/ug/fixed-point-run-time-library-support.html.

  2 Comments

Sam
on 2 Apr 2013

Thanks for point this out. I think I was looking for that page, but couldn't find it.

Shubham Kapoor on 21 Apr 2015

Is there any workaround around using expn function?


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