# times, .*

Element-by-element multiplication of `fi`

objects

## Syntax

## Description

## Examples

### Multiply a fi Object by a Scalar

Use the `times`

function to perform element-by-element multiplication of a `fi`

object and a scalar.

a=4; b=fi([2 4 7; 9 0 2])

b = 2 4 7 9 0 2 DataTypeMode: Fixed-point: binary point scaling Signedness: Signed WordLength: 16 FractionLength: 11

`a`

is a scalar double, and `b`

is a matrix of `fi`

objects. When doing arithmetic between a `fi`

and a double, the double is cast to a `fi`

with the same word length and signedness of the `fi`

, and best-precision fraction length. The result of the operation is a `fi`

.

c=a.*b

c = 8 16 28 36 0 8 DataTypeMode: Fixed-point: binary point scaling Signedness: Signed WordLength: 32 FractionLength: 23

During the operation, `a`

was cast to a `fi`

object with wordlength 16. The output, `c`

, is a `fi`

object with word length 32, the sum of the word lengths of the two multiplicands, `a`

and `b`

. This is because the default setting of `ProductMode`

in `fimath`

is `FullPrecision`

.

### Multiply Two fi Objects

Use the `times`

function to perform element-by-element multiplication of two `fi`

objects.

a=fi([5 9 9; 1 2 -3], 1, 16, 3)

a = 5 9 9 1 2 -3 DataTypeMode: Fixed-point: binary point scaling Signedness: Signed WordLength: 16 FractionLength: 3

b=fi([2 4 7; 9 0 2], 1, 16, 3)

b = 2 4 7 9 0 2 DataTypeMode: Fixed-point: binary point scaling Signedness: Signed WordLength: 16 FractionLength: 3

c=a.*b

c = 10 36 63 9 0 -6 DataTypeMode: Fixed-point: binary point scaling Signedness: Signed WordLength: 32 FractionLength: 6

The word length and fraction length of `c`

are equal to the sums of the word lengths and fraction lengths of `a`

and `b`

. This is because the default setting of `ProductMode`

in `fimath`

is `FullPrecision`

.

## Input Arguments

`A`

— Input array

scalar | vector | matrix | multidimensional array

Input array, specified as a scalar, vector, matrix, or multidimensional
array of `fi`

objects or built-in data types. Inputs
`A`

and `B`

must either be the
same size or have sizes that are compatible. For more information, see Compatible Array Sizes for Basic Operations.

`times`

does not support `fi`

objects of data type `boolean`

.

**Data Types: **`single`

| `double`

| `int8`

| `int16`

| `int32`

| `int64`

| `uint8`

| `uint16`

| `uint32`

| `uint64`

| `fi`

**Complex Number Support: **Yes

`B`

— Input array

scalar | vector | matrix | multidimensional array

Input array, specified as a scalar, vector, matrix, or multidimensional
array of `fi`

objects or built-in data types. Inputs
`A`

and `B`

must either be the
same size or have sizes that are compatible. For more information, see Compatible Array Sizes for Basic Operations.

`times`

does not support `fi`

objects of data type `boolean`

.

**Data Types: **`single`

| `double`

| `int8`

| `int16`

| `int32`

| `int64`

| `uint8`

| `uint16`

| `uint32`

| `uint64`

| `fi`

**Complex Number Support: **Yes

## Extended Capabilities

### C/C++ Code Generation

Generate C and C++ code using MATLAB® Coder™.

Usage notes and limitations:

Any non-

`fi`

input must be constant; that is, its value must be known at compile time so that it can be cast to a`fi`

object.When you provide complex inputs to the

`times`

function inside of a MATLAB Function block, you must declare the input as complex before running the simulation. To do so, go to the Model Explorer and set the**Complexity**parameter for all known complex inputs to`On`

.

### HDL Code Generation

Generate VHDL, Verilog and SystemVerilog code for FPGA and ASIC designs using HDL Coder™.

## Version History

**Introduced before R2006a**

### R2021b: Implicit expansion change affects arguments for operators

Starting in R2021b with the addition of implicit expansion for
`fi`

`times`

, `plus`

, and
`minus`

, some combinations of arguments for basic operations
that previously returned errors now produce results.

If your code uses element-wise operators and relies on the errors that MATLAB^{®} previously returned for mismatched sizes, particularly within a
`try/catch`

block, then your code might no longer catch those
errors.

For more information on the required input sizes for basic array operations, see Compatible Array Sizes for Basic Operations.

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