Data Type Conversion Inherited

Convert from one data type to another using inherited data type and scaling


Signal Attributes


The Data Type Conversion Inherited block forces dissimilar data types to be the same. The first input is used as the reference signal and the second input is converted to the reference type by inheriting the data type and scaling information. (See Port Location After Rotating or Flipping for a description of the port order for various block orientations.) Either input undergoes scalar expansion such that the output has the same width as the widest input.

Inheriting the data type and scaling provides these advantages:

  • It makes reusing existing models easier.

  • It allows you to create new fixed-point models with less effort since you can avoid the detail of specifying the associated parameters.

Data Type Support

The Data Type Conversion Inherited block accepts signals of the following data types:

  • Floating point

  • Built-in integer

  • Fixed point

  • Boolean

  • Enumerated

For more information, see Data Types Supported by Simulink.


Input and Output to have equal

Specify whether the Real World Value (RWV) or the Stored Integer (SI) of the input and output should be the same. Refer to Description in the Data Type Conversion block reference page for more information about these choices.

Integer rounding mode

Specify the rounding mode for fixed-point operations. For more information, see Rounding (Fixed-Point Designer). in the Fixed-Point Designer™ documentation.

Saturate to max or min when overflows occur

Select to have overflows saturate to the maximum or minimum value that the data type can represent. Otherwise, overflows wrap.

When you select this check box, saturation applies to every internal operation on the block, not just the output or result. In general, the code generation process can detect when overflow is not possible. In this case, the code generator does not produce saturation code.


Data Types

Double | Single | Boolean | Base Integer | Fixed-Point | Enumerated

Direct Feedthrough


Multidimensional Signals


Variable-Size Signals


Code Generation


Introduced before R2006a

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