Implement Hardware-Efficient Real Burst Matrix Solve Using QR Decomposition
This example shows how to implement a hardware-efficient least-squares solution to the real-valued matrix equation AX=B using the Real Burst Matrix Solve Using QR Decomposition block.
Define Matrix Dimensions
Specify the number of rows in matrices A and B, the number of columns in matrix A, and the number of columns in matrix B.
m = 50; % Number of rows in matrices A and B n = 10; % Number of columns in matrix A p = 1; % Number of columns in matrix B
Generate Random Least-Squares Matrices
For this example, use the helper function
realRandomLeastSquaresMatrices to generate random matrices A and B for the least-squares problem AX=B. The matrices are generated such that the elements of A and B are between -1 and +1, and A has rank r.
rng('default') r = 3; % Rank of A [A,B] = fixed.example.realRandomLeastSquaresMatrices(m,n,p,r);
Select Fixed-Point Data Types
Use the helper function
realQRMatrixSolveFixedpointTypes to select fixed-point data types for input matrices A and B, and output X such that there is a low probability of overflow during the computation.
max_abs_A = 1; % Upper bound on max(abs(A(:)) max_abs_B = 1; % Upper bound on max(abs(B(:)) precisionBits = 24; % Number of bits of precision T = fixed.realQRMatrixSolveFixedpointTypes(m,n,max_abs_A,max_abs_B,precisionBits); A = cast(A,'like',T.A); B = cast(B,'like',T.B); OutputType = fixed.extractNumericType(T.X);
Open the Model
model = 'RealBurstQRMatrixSolveModel'; open_system(model);
The Data Handler subsystem in this model takes real matrices A and B as inputs. It sends rows of A and B to QR block using the AMBA AXI handshake protocol. The
validIn signal indicates when data is available. The
ready signal indicates that the block can accept the data. Transfer of data occurs only when both the
ready signals are high. You can set a delay between the feeding in rows of A and B in the Data Handler to emulate the processing time of the upstream block.
validIn remains high when
rowDelay is set to 0 because this indicates the Data Handler always has data available.
Set Variables in the Model Workspace
Use the helper function
setModelWorkspace to add the variables defined above to the model workspace. These variables correspond to the block parameters for the Real Burst Matrix Solve Using QR Decomposition block.
numSamples = 1; % Number of sample matrices rowDelay = 1; % Delay of clock cycles between feeding in rows of A and B fixed.example.setModelWorkspace(model,'A',A,'B',B,'m',m,'n',n,'p',p,... 'regularizationParameter',0,... 'numSamples',numSamples,'rowDelay',rowDelay,'OutputType',OutputType);
Simulate the Model
out = sim(model);
Construct the Solution from the Output Data
The Real Burst Matrix Solve Using QR Decomposition block outputs data one row at a time. When a result row is output, the block sets
validOut to true. The rows of X are output in the order they are computed, last row first, so you must reconstruct the data to interpret the results. To reconstruct the matrix X from the output data, use the helper function
X = fixed.example.matrixSolveModelOutputToArray(out.X,n,p,numSamples);
Verify the Accuracy of the Output
To evaluate the accuracy of the Real Burst Matrix Solve Using QR Decomposition block, compute the relative error.
relative_error = norm(double(A*X - B))/norm(double(B)) %#ok<NOPTS>
relative_error = 3.4096e-06