C# Converting one datatype array to another
I am trying to find a fast way to convert a byte array that stores 12 bit data into an integer array in CSharp.
I compared using a for loop vs the Array.Copy() and there is a sigficant optimization when using the Array.Copy. Now I am trying to see if there is a similar function that you can use on more unique datatypes?
The code I currently use to convert my 12 bit data into an integer is as follow:
temp_buffer is a byte array that holds the 12 bit values, so every three bytes contain two 12-bit values.
index2 = 0;
for(index = 0; index < 230; index+=2)
ecg_buffer[index] = (temp_buffer[index2] << 4) | ((temp_buffer[index2+1] & 0xF0)>> 4);
ecg_buffer[index+1] = ((temp_buffer[index2+1] & 0x0F) << 8) | temp_buffer[index2+2];
ecg_buffer contain the converted integer values
Now is there an optimized function in CSharp that will convert every 12 bits to another datatype array?
Thank you much,