Voltage-Controlled Current Source

Linear voltage-controlled current source

Library

Electrical Sources

Description

The Voltage-Controlled Current Source block models a linear voltage-controlled current source, described with the following equation:

I=K·(V(+)V())

where

ICurrent
KTransconductance
V(+),V(-)Voltages presented at the + and – control ports

To use the block, connect the + and – ports on the left side of the block (the control ports) to the control voltage source. The two ports on the right side of the block (the output ports) generate the output current. The arrow indicates the positive direction of the current flow.

Dialog Box and Parameters

Parameters Tab

Transconductance K

Transconductance, or the change in output current divided by the change in input voltage that causes it. The default value is 1 1/Ω.

Variables Tab

Use the Variables tab to set the priority and initial target values for the block variables prior to simulation. For more information, see Set Priority and Initial Target for Block Variables.

Ports

The block has four electrical conserving ports. Connections + and – on the left side of the block are the control ports. The other two ports are the electrical terminals that provide the output current. The arrow indicates the positive direction of the current flow.

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