F2837xD/F2838x/F2838x-M4 IPC Receive
Receive data from either core while using separate model for each core
C2000 Microcontroller Blockset / F2837xD
C2000 Microcontroller Blockset / F2838x / C28x
The IPC Receive block receives and outputs data sent from one Core to the other.
Use IPC Receive and IPC Transmit blocks to receive or sent data to either core for multi-core processors. Use these blocks for flat model approach where you are using separate models for each core.
If you are using multiprocessor modeling approach with single model triggering multiple cores using Task manger, use the Interprocess Data Read and Interprocess Data Write blocks to send and receive data between cores.
To help you choose the right solution for your application, see Communication between Cores Using IPC Blocks for the detailed comparison between the IPC Transmit/Receive blocks and Interprocess Data Read/Write blocks
Core1 transmits data to its allocated memory (Core1-to-Core2 Message RAM) and receives data from the allocated memory of Core2 (Core2-to-Core1 Message RAM). Similarly Core2 transmits data to its allocated memory (Core2-to-Core1 Message RAM) and receives data from allocated memory of Core1 (Core1-to-Core2 Message RAM). For F2838xD, Core1/Core2 can be CPU1,CPU2 or ARM Cortex-M4 (CM) and for F2837xD, Core1/Core2 can be CPU1 or CPU2.
If Core1 and Core2 are both C28x core, then the data and channel structure between two cores are allocated in Message RAM and the data array is allocated in Global Shared RAM. In C28x core, by default all the channel structures are created in Message RAM.
However, if one of the core is ARM Cortex M4 (applicable only for F2838x), then the data array is allocated only using Message RAM as global shared RAM is not available between cores. In order to accommodate more data, only required channel structures are created in Message RAM. Hence if the channel number used for transmit block in one core does not match with the receive block in other core the data transmission will not occur.
A hardware interrupt block can be used along with the IPC Receive block for receiving data based on hardware interrupts.
C28x processor - Channels 0, 1, 2, and 3 are configured for hardware interrupts IPC0, IPC1, IPC2, and IPC3 respectively.
F2838x-M4 processor - Channels 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are configured for hardware interrupts IPC0, IPC1, IPC2, IPC3, IPC4, IPC5, IPC6 and IPC7 respectively.
These hardware interrupts can be set in the hardware interrupt block using these
parameters: CPU interrupt number
1 and PIE interrupt numbers
Out — IPC receive
vector | scalar
Data read from the other Core.
Status — IPC receive status
0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 6
The status port outputs one of these values:
0 — No errors
1 — Data not available
2 — Data type mismatch
4 — Data length mismatch
6 — Data type and Data length mismatch
When no data is transmitted, the IPC receive block receives 0 of uint16 data type and data type mismatch status is displayed
Source — Source selected to receive data
C28x (CPU1/CPU2)/CPU1 (default) |
ARM Cortex-M4 (CM)/CPU2
The source at which you want to receive data. The source selection is based on the processor you choose. For F2838x(C28x) processor, the source is either C28x (CPU1/CPU2) or ARM Cortex-M4 (CM). For F2838x-M4 ARM core processor, the source is CPU1 or CPU2.
The IPC Receive block mask displays the current source and the channel selected.
For example, if the block displays
C28x_Ch0, then the source is
C28x (CPU1/CPU2) and channel is
if the IPC Receive block displays
CM_Ch1, then the source is
ARM Cortex-M4 (CM) and channel is
This parameter is only available for F2838x(C28x) and F2838x-M4 ARM core processors.
Channel — Channel selected to receive data
0 (default) | 0–31
The channel at which you want to receive data. Each channel is a separate memory location in the shared memory.
The transmitter and receiver have 32 channels each to transmit and receive data. For data transmission and reception, the transmitter and receiver must be set to the same channel number.
Data type — Type of data to be received
uint16 (default) | single | int8 | uint8 | int16 | int32 | uint32 | boolean
The type of data the block receives.
Vector data is stored in the global shared RAM, and the address of the data is stored in the MSGRAM.
Data length — Size of data to be received
1 (default) | positive integer
The number of data units received at each sample time. If the data length is 1, the block interprets each incoming piece of data as a scalar value; if the data length is greater than 1, the block interprets each incoming piece of data as a vector with length equal to Data length. The maximum size for scalar and vector data is 32 bits.
Enable blocking — Specify if Core must wait to read data
off (default) | on
When enabled, the Core waits until data is available from the other Core.
Sample time — Interval at which block reads data
0.001 (default) |
–1 | positive scalar
The time between data samples, measured in seconds. When you set this parameter to
-1, Simulink® determines the best sample time for the block based on the block context
within the model.
Introduced in R2018a