## Contents

- Commonly used blocks
- Constant
- discontinuity
- Discreet
- Logical and bitwise operations
- Mathematical operations
- sinks
- Sources

Simulink includes a large number of building blocks from which to build models. These blocks are arranged in**Block Libraries**which can be accessed in the Simulink Library Browser window below

Any icon in the main Simulink window can be double-clicked to display the corresponding block library. The blocks in each library can then be dragged and dropped into the model view to build the model.

## Commonly used blocks

**Commonly used blocks**they are used to display a large number of commonly used blocks. Double click**Commonly used blocks**in the main Simulink window to open the Frequently Used window.

**Bus manufacturer**

The Bus Creator block combines a set of signals into a bus.

**Buskiezer**

The bus selector block supplies a specific subset of bus elements to its input. The block can output certain elements as separate signals or as a new bus.

**incessant**

Z**incessant**block generates a real or complex constant value. In the middle of the block, a fixed output value is displayed with a default value of 1.

To examine these blocks, create a new model view (select**Novi**van**Duration**menu in the Simulink window or press**Ctrl+N**).

To use this block, drag it from the Frequently Used Blocks panel to the new model view.

To change the constant output value, double-click the block in the model window to display the following dialog box.

Change the constant value field from 1 to another value, say 5, and close the dialog box. Your model window displays the update by displaying a 5 in the center of the fixed block.

**Data type conversion**

The data type conversion block converts an input signal from any Simulink data type to the data type specified by the output data type parameter. The input can be any real-valued or complex-valued signal.

**Delay**

The delay block delays input according to the delay length parameter you specify in the dialog box or the length of delay the signal delivers to the input port. This block is the discrete-time equivalent of the z-1 operator.

**Demultiplexer**,**Mux**

The Mux (Multiplexer) block is used to combine two or more scalar signals into one vector signal. Similarly, the demultiplexer block (demultiplexer) decomposes the vector signal into scalar signal components. The number of vector components should be given each time. For an example of using a Mux block, seeModeling the bus suspension in Simulinkexample.

**Discrete time integrator**

This is a discrete approximation of the continuous integrator time. You can specify the approximation method as well as initial conditions and saturation limits.

**earn**

The Gain block multiplies the input by a constant value (gain). Each of the inputs and gains can be a scalar, a vector, or a matrix.

**Tlo**

The ground block connects to blocks whose input ports are not connected to other blocks.

**W 1**

Input blocks are connections from outside the system to the system.

**integrator**

The output of the integrator is the integral of the input. Initial conditions as well as saturation limits can be specified. This block is very usefulsystem modeling in Simulink.

**logical operators**

A logical operator block performs a specific logical operation on its inputs. The input value is TRUE (1) if non-zero and FALSE (0) if non-zero.

**Remember 1**

Output blocks are connections from the system to destinations outside the system.

**Product**

Standard,**Product**block returns the result of multiplying two inputs: two scalar, one scalar and one non-scalar, or two non-scalar with the same dimensions.

**relational operator**

Standard,**relational operator**block compares two inputs with**relational operator**parameter you specify. The first input corresponds to the upper input port and the second input corresponds to the lower input port.

**Saturation**

The saturation block imposes upper and lower limits on the input signal.

**Range**

The scope block shows the input signals related to the simulation time.

**Subsystem**

The instance block represents the instance of the system it contains. The**Subsystem**a block can represent a virtual subsystem or a non-virtual subsystem.

**Quantity**

The sum block performs addition or subtraction on its input. This block can add or subtract scalar, vector, or matrix inputs. It can also collect signal elements.

**Clutch**

The switch block transfers either the first input or the third input based on the value of the second input. The first and third inputs are called data inputs. The second input is called the control input.

**terminator**

Use a terminator block to close blocks whose output ports do not connect to other blocks.

**Concatenation of vectors**

The Concatenate block combines the signals at its inputs to create an output signal whose elements are located in adjacent locations in memory.

## Constant

**Continuous blocks**are elements of continuous-time dynamical systems. Double click**Constant**icon in the main Simulink window to open a continuous window.

**Derivative**

The output is equal to the derivative of the input.

**Integrator limited liability company**

The Integrator Limited block is identical to the Integrator block except that the block output is limited based on upper and lower saturation limits.

**Second order integrator**,**Integrator, tweede orde Limited**

The second-order integrator block and the constrained second-order integrator block solve the second-order initial value problem

**regulator PID**

The output of the PID control block is the weighted sum of the input signal, the integral of the input signal, and the derivative of the input signal. The weights are proportional, integral and differential gain parameters.

**Regulator PID (2DOF)**

The PID (2DOF) control block generates an output based on the difference between the reference signal and the measured system output.

**State space**

You can specify matrices A, B, C, and D to create an LTI state space system. The inputs and outputs can be vector signals, depending on the size of the matrix.

**Portable function**

You can specify numerator and denominator polynomials to create a standard SISO LTI transfer function.

**Transportation delay**

The transfer delay block delays entry for a specified period of time. You can use this block to simulate a time delay. The input of this block must be a continuous signal.

**Variable time delay**,**Variable transport delay**

Variable transport delay and variable time delay appear as two blocks in the Simulink block library. However, they are the same Simulink blocks with different Select Delay Type settings. Use this parameter to specify how the block will operate.

**No swimming pool**

The null pole block models the system you define with the zeros, poles, and gain of the Laplace domain transfer function. This block can model single-input, single-output (SISO) and single-input, multiple-output (SIMO) systems.

## discontinuity

**Discontinuity blocks**are elements of dynamical systems with discontinuous time. Most of them have special uses and will not be used in the instructions. Only the most significant discontinuity blocks are discussed here. Double-click the Discontinuities icon in the main Simulink window to open the Discontinuities window.

**give**

The Backlash block implements a system where a change in the input causes the same change in the output. . However, when the input changes direction, the initial change in the input has no effect on the output.

**Coulomb and sticky friction**

Block models of Coulomb friction and viscous friction Coulomb friction (static) and viscous friction (dynamic). The block models a discontinuity at zero and a linear gain otherwise.

**dead zone**

A dead zone block creates a zero output in a specific area called the dead zone.

**Dead zone dynamics**

The dynamic dead zone block dynamically limits the input signal range, providing zero output range.

**Hit the cross**

The Hit Crossing block detects when the input reaches the Hit crossing offset in the direction specified by the Hit crossing Direction property.

**quantizer**

The quantization block passes its input through a step function so that multiple adjacent points on the input axis are mapped to a single point on the output axis.

**Speed limiter**

The rate limiting block limits the first derivative of the signal passing through it. The output does not change faster than the specified limit.

**Dynamic speed limiter**

The dynamic rate limiter block limits the rate at which the signal rises and falls.

**Relay**

The relay block switches its output between two specified values. When the relay is on, it will stay on until the input drops below the Trip Point. If the relay is off, it will stay off until the input exceeds the set point parameter. The block accepts one input and generates one output.

**Dynamic saturation**

The dynamic saturation block limits the input signal range to high and low saturation values.

**Roll to zero**

The Wrap To Zero block resets the output when the input is above the threshold. However, the block sends input when the input is less than or equal to the threshold value.

## Discreet

**Discrete blocks**are elements of discrete-time dynamical systems. Double click**Discreet**icon in the main Simulink window to open the silent window.

**Unit Delay**

The unit delay block freezes the input signal and delays it for a specified sampling period.

**Difference**

The difference block gives the current input value minus the previous input value.

**Discreet distraction**

The discrete derivative block computes an optionally scaled discrete time derivative.

**Discreet filter**

It is a discrete-time filter in the form of a rational function. Vectors containing polynomial coefficients in z^-1 are given.

**Discreet FIR filter**

The discrete FIR filter block independently filters each input signal channel with a specific digital FIR filter. The block can implement static filters with constant coefficients as well as time-varying filters with coefficients that change over time.

**Discrete PID controller**

The output of the discrete PID control block is the weighted sum of the input signal, the discrete-time integral of the input signal, and the discrete-time derivative of the input signal. The weights are proportional, integral and differential gain parameters.

**Discrete PID controller (2DOF)**

The discrete PID (2DOF) controller generates an output based on the difference between the reference signal and the measured system output.

**Discrete state space**

It is a discrete-time dynamic system in the form of a state space. You can specify matrices A, B, C, and D, as well as initial conditions.

**Discrete time integrator**

The output of this block is the integration of the input signal in discrete time. Integration methods can be Forward Euler, Backward Euler, etc.

**Discreet Fcn transfer**

This is the standard form of the SISO LTI discrete time system. The polynomials of the transfer function are represented as coefficient vectors expressed in z.

**Discreet nulpool**

The discrete-time transfer function can be represented as a list of poles and zeros in the Z plane. Gain can also be fixed.

**Delay enabled**

This block delays the input signal by a certain number of samples. A group is considered armed when the activation gate input is non-zero and disarmed when the input is 0.

**First order behavior**

The first-order hold block implements first-order sampling and a hold that operates at a specified sampling interval. This block is of little practical value and is mainly included for academic purposes.

**Memory**

The memory block holds the input and slows it down by one integration time step. This block receives and transmits signals continuously. The block accepts one input and generates one output. Each signal can be scalar or vector.

**Reset Delay**

The resettable delay block delays the input signal by a variable sampling period and resets with an external signal.

**Nap touched**

The Tapped Delay block delays input for a specified number of sampling periods and sends all delayed versions. Use this block to time discretize a signal or resample a signal at a different rate.

**First Order Transfer Fcn**

The Transfer Fcn First Order block implements a discrete first order input transfer function. The transfer function has a DC gain of one unit.

**Transmission lead or lag Fcn**

The Transfer Fcn Lead or Lag block implements a discrete input timing leading or lagging compensator. The compensator instantaneous gain is one and the DC gain is (1-z)/(1-p), where z is zero and p is the pole of the compensator.

**Transfer Fcn Real Zero**

The Transfer Fcn Real Zero block implements a discrete-time transfer function that has a real zero and actually no pool.

**Variable total delay**

The Variable Integer Delay block delays the input signal by a variable sampling period.

**No order retention**

The Zero-Order Hold block holds the input data for a specified sampling period. The block accepts one input and generates one output. Each signal can be scalar or vector.

## Logical and bitwise operations

**Blocks of logical and bit operations**they are used to perform logical and bitwise operations. Double click**Logical and bitwise operations**icon on the Simulink home screen**Logical and bitwise operations**window.

**A bit bright**

The Bit Clear block sets the specified bit, specified by its index, of the stored integer to zero.

**Insert bits**

The Bit Set block sets the specified bit of a stored integer to one.

**Bitni-operator**

The Bitwise Operator block performs a bitwise operation specified on one or more operands.

**Combination logic**

The combinatorial logic block implements a standard truth table for modeling programmable logic arrays (PLAs), logic circuits, decision tables, and other Boolean expressions.

**Compare with constant**

The Compare to Constant block compares the input signal with a constant.

**Compare with zero**

The Compare to Zero block compares the input signal with zero.

**Discover change**

The Detect Change block determines whether the input value is equal to the previous value.

**Discover the discount**

The Detect Decrease block determines if the input value is strictly less than the previous value.

**Negative detector drop**

The Detect Fall Negative block determines if the input value is less than zero and if the previous value was greater than or equal to zero.

**Detect a non-positive trap**

The Detect Fall Nonpositive block determines whether the input value is less than or equal to zero and whether the previous value was greater than zero.

**Discover growth**

The Detect Increment block determines if the input value is strictly greater than the previous value.

**Detect an increase that is not negative**

The Detect Rise Nonnegative block determines whether the input value is greater than or equal to zero, and whether the previous value was less than zero.

**Discover positive growth**

The Detect Positive Rise block determines if the input is strictly positive and the previous value was not positive.

**Extreme beats**

The Extract Bits block allows you to output a continuous selection of bits from the stored integer value of the input signal.

**Interval test**

The interval test block returns TRUE if the input value is between the Lower Limit and Upper Limit parameters.

**Dynamic interval test**

The dynamic interval test block returns TRUE if the input is between the up and down external signal values. The block outputs FALSE if the input is outside these values. The output of the block when the input is equal to an up signal or a lo signal is determined if the boxes next to Closed range on the left and Closed range on the right are checked in the dialog box.

**logical operators**

A logical operator block performs a specific logical operation on its inputs.

**relational operator**

The relation operator block compares two inputs using the specified parameter of the relation operator. The first input corresponds to the upper input port and the second input corresponds to the lower input port.

**Arithmetic slip**

The arithmetic shift block can shift the bits or binary point of the input signal, or both.

## Mathematical operations

**Blocks of mathematical operations**they are used to perform mathematical operations. Double click**Mathematical operations**icon on the Simulink home screen**Mathematical operations**window.

**Abs**

The abs block gives the absolute value of the input.

**Algebraic constraint**

The algebraic constraint block constrains the input f(z) to zero and derives the algebraic condition z.

**Task**

The assignment block assigns values to specific signal elements.

**Prejudice**

The Bias block adds a bias or offset to the input signal according to

(1)

where U is the input of the block and Y is the output.

**Folded by size and angle**

The Complex to Magnitude-Angle block accepts a complex double or single signal.

**From the complex to the real picture**

The Complex to Real-Imag block accepts a complex-valued signal of any Simulink-supported data type, including integer data types.

**Participation**

The Divide block returns the result of dividing the first input by the second.

**Produkt Punta**

The output is equal to the dot product of two vector signals.

**Find**

The Find block locates all non-zero elements of the input signal and returns the linear indices of those elements.

**Magnitude-kut prema kompleksu**

The Magnitude-Angle to Complex block converts the magnitude and phase angle input to a complex output.

**Mathematical function**

The math block performs a number of common math functions.

**The minimum is the maximum**

The MinMax block gives the minimum or maximum input element or elements.

**MinMax Running reset bar**

The MinMax Running Resettable block sends the minimum or maximum of all previous inputs to .

**Alternative dimensions**

The block rearranges the elements of the input signal in the order specified in the Sequence parameter.

**Polynomial**

You define a set of polynomial coefficients in the form accepted by MATLAB's polyval command. The block evaluates P(u) at each time step for input u.

**Product**

The output is equal to the product of the input. You can specify the number of inputs.

**The product of elements**

The Product of Elements block enters a single scalar, vector, or matrix value.

**From the real picture to the complex**

The Real-Imag to Complex block converts real and/or imaginary inputs into a complex-valued output.

**mutual square**

The Reciproke Sqrt block returns the inverse square root of the input.

**Transform**

The Reshape block changes the dimensionality of the input signal to a user-specified dimension using the block's output dimensionality parameter.

**Rounding function**

The Round function block applies a rounding function to an input signal to produce an output signal.

**Signed Skr**

The Signed Sqrt block returns the square root of the absolute value of the input multiplied by the sign of the input.

**Sine wave function**

This block is the same as the sine wave block that appears in the source library.

**Slide reinforcement**

This multiplies the input by a scalar constant determined by moving the slider on the screen as shown below. You can specify slider limits.

**plac**

The Sqrt block returns the square root of the input.

**Pinch**

The Squeeze block removes individual dimensions from a multidimensional input.

**Addition, addition, subtraction, sum of elements**

The sum block performs addition or subtraction on its input. This block can add or subtract scalar, vector, or matrix inputs. It can also collect signal elements.

**Vector concatenation, matrix concatenation**

The Concatenate block combines the signals at its inputs to create an output signal whose elements are located in adjacent locations in memory.

## sinks

**sinks**they are used to display or output signals. Double click**sinks**icon on the Simulink home screen**sinks**window.

Please note that all sink blocks have inlets and no outlets. Most have one entrance.

**display**

Display Sink Block is a digital readout of the signal at the current simulation time.

**Bus output element**

The Out Bus Element block specifies the bus element (or full bus) for the subsystem's output port.

**Range**

Scope Sink Block has been described previously. It is used to represent the signal as a function of time.

**Stop the simulation**

This is a special control block that is activated to stop the current simulation when the input is non-zero.

**for the file**

The To File Sink block stores the signal in a .mat file in the same way that the From File Source block reads from a file. The sampling time can be specified, but is not necessary.

**To the working area**

The workspace sink block stores the signal in a specific workspace variable. Unlike the To File Sink block, time is not stored in a variable and must be stored separately.

**XY chart**

XY Graph Sink Block represents one signal relative to another. This is useful for phase plane diagrams, etc.

## Sources

**Source blocks**is used to generate signals. Double click**Sources**icon in the Simulink main window to open the Resources window.

Note that all source blocks have one output and no inputs. Although the parameters in each of these blocks can be changed in the library by double-clicking on the block, it is best not to change the blocks until they are copied into the model view.

**Limited white noise**

A block of band-limited white noise sources generates a random signal that varies over a given sampling period. You can also specify the signal strength and any starting point.

**Beeping signal**

The Chirp signal source block generates a sine wave that scans over the frequency range. You can specify the start and end frequency and scan time. The amplitude is always 1 and the chirp signal is repeated after each frequency scan.

**For**

The clock source block generates a signal equal to the current time in the simulation. This is useful when the simulation output is exported to MATLAB but appears at uneven time steps. The clock output reflects the timing of other signal outputs.

**Free run counter**

The Free-Running Counter block counts until it reaches its maximum value,

where Nbits is the number of bits. Then the counter reaches zero and starts counting again.

**Counter limited**

A limited counter block counts until a certain upper limit is reached. Then the counter returns to zero and starts counting again.

**digital clock**

The digital clock source block generates a strictly periodic time signal with a specific sampling interval.

**Calculated constant**

The Enumerated Constant block returns a scalar, array, or matrix of enumerated values.

**From a file**

The From File Source block signals from the specified .mat file. The matrix stored in MATLAB as a .mat file becomes a signal where the first row of the matrix represents time values. This is similar to a source block with a repeating sequence.

**From a spreadsheet**

The block reads data values from a spreadsheet. It interprets the first column as time, and the first row and the rest of the columns as signals.

**From the working area**

The workspace source block is identical to the file source block, except that the values are taken from a variable (or expression) in the MATLAB workspace.

**In the bus element**

The block selects the bus member (or the entire bus) connected to the subsystem input port.

**generator drives**

The pulse generator source block generates a series of pulses with different duty cycles. The signal switches from 0 to a certain value from a certain time. Period, duty cycle, amplitude and start time can be specified.

**Detached**

The ramp source block generates a signal that is initially constant and begins to increase (or decrease) at a constant rate over a period of time. You can specify the slope, start time and initial output power.

**random number**

The random number source block generates a sequence of random numbers generated with the given random number starting number. Because of the grain, the same sequence can be applied to more than one simulation.

**Repeat the sequence**

Any set of points (t,y) can be specified. These points are entered as a vector specifying the time values and a vector specifying the corresponding output values at these times. The output is interpolated linearly between the specified time values. At the last time value, the output starts again immediately, possibly with an aborted transition.

**Repeat the interpolated sequence**

An interpolated repetitive sequence block fetches a sequence in discrete time and then repeats it.

**Repeat the series of kicks**

A repeating sequence of steps blocks the output and repeats the sequence of steps specified by the Output value vector parameter.

**Waveform generator**

The waveform generator block generates waveforms based on the signal labels entered in the file**Waveform definition table**.

**Signal generator**

The signal generator source block is a general purpose source that includes some of the functions of other blocks. It generates periodic waveforms such as sine, square and sawtooth waves as well as a random signal. Drag this block from the Assets window to the model window.

By default, the signal generator generates a sine wave with an amplitude of 1 Hz and a frequency of 1 Hz. To change this, double-click the Signal Generator in the model window to display the following dialog box.

In this dialog you can change the amplitude and frequency as well as waveform type. To change the mileage, click the Mileage field to display a list of possible runs.

The desired mileage can be selected from this list.

**Bay**

The sine wave source block generates a sine wave signal. It is possible to determine the amplitude and frequency, as well as the phase (unlike a signal generator). There is a fourth parameter, the sampling time, which can be used to force the sine wave source to operate in discrete mode.

**Step**

As described earlier, the original stepper block generates a step function. It is possible to specify the start and end values and the step time.

**A uniform random number**

The Uniform Random Number block generates randomly distributed random numbers at specified intervals.

Released with MATLAB® 9.2

## FAQs

### What is difference between MATLAB and Simulink? ›

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MATLAB and Simulink for Control Systems

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**Simulink is for MATLAB** Users

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Language Comparison

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Step Forward One Step at a Time

When you want to run a simulation one step at a time from the beginning, you can **start the simulation by clicking Step Forward**. In the Simulink Toolstrip, on the Simulation tab, click Step Forward to start a simulation of the model vdp .

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**Where is the Tools menu in Simulink? ›**

The Simulink menu bar appears **near the top of each model window**. The menu commands apply to the contents of that window. Simulink displays a context-sensitive menu when you click the right mouse button over a model or block library window.

### How do I create a PID control in MATLAB? ›

**C = pid( Kp )** creates a continuous-time proportional (P) controller. C = pid( Kp , Ki ) creates a proportional and integral (PI) controller. C = pid( Kp , Ki , Kd ) creates a proportional, integral, and derivative (PID) controller.

**How to create a structure in Simulink? ›**

**Create Structures in MATLAB Function Blocks**

- Create a Simulink. Bus object in the base workspace to define the structure input.
- Add data to the MATLAB Function block, as described in Create and Define MATLAB Function Block Variables. The data should have the following properties. Scope = Input. Type = Bus: <object name>

**How to create custom function in Simulink? ›**

**Create Simulink Function Using Exported Graphical Function from Stateflow Chart**

- Add a Stateflow Chart to your Simulink model. Double-click on the Simulink block diagram. ...
- Double-click to open the chart.
- Add a graphical function. ...
- Define the function interface. ...
- Define the function algorithm.