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Pack signal data into CAN message





pack(message,value,startbit,signalsize,byteorder) takes specified input parameters and packs them into the message.


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Pack a CAN message with a 16-bit integer value of 1000.

message = canMessage(500,false,8);
  1×8 uint8 row vector

   232     3     0     0     0     0     0     0

Note that 1000 = (3 x 256) + 232.

Pack a CAN message with a double value of 3.14. A double requires 64 bits.


Pack a CAN message with a single value of -40. A single requires 32 bits.


Input Arguments

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CAN message, specified as a CAN message object.

Example: canMessage

Value of signal to pack into message, specified as a numeric value. The value is assumed decimal, and distributed among the 8 bytes of the message Data property. You should convert the value into the data type expected for transmission.

Example: int16(1000)

Data Types: single | double | int8 | int16 | int32 | int64 | uint8 | uint16 | uint32 | uint64

Signal starting bit in the data, specified as a single or double value. This is the least significant bit position in the signal data. Accepted values for startbit are from 0 through 63, inclusive.

Example: 0

Data Types: single | double

Length of the signal in bits, specified as a numeric value. Accepted values for signalsize are from 1 through 64, inclusive.

Example: 16

Data Types: single | double | int8 | int16 | int32 | int64 | uint8 | uint16 | uint32 | uint64

Signal byte order format, specified as 'LittleEndian' or 'BigEndian'.

Example: 'LittleEndian'

Data Types: char | string

Introduced in R2009a