Implement sinusoidal current source
Fundamental Blocks/Electrical Sources
The AC Current Source block implements an ideal AC current source. The positive current direction is indicated by the arrow in the block icon. The generated current I is described by the following relationship:
Negative values are allowed for amplitude and phase. A zero frequency and a 90-degree phase specify a DC current source. You cannot enter a negative frequency; the software returns an error in that case, and the block displays a question mark in the block icon. You can modify the first three block parameters at any time during the simulation.
The peak amplitude of the generated current, in amperes (A).
The phase in degrees (deg). Specify a frequency of 0 and a phase
of 90 degrees to implement a DC current source. Default is
The source frequency in hertz (Hz). Default is
Specify a frequency of
0 and a phase of
to implement a DC current source.
The sample period in seconds (s). The default is
corresponding to a continuous source.
measure the current flowing through the AC Current Source block.
Place a Multimeter block in your model to display the selected measurements during the simulation. In the Available Measurements list box of the Multimeter block, the measurement is identified by a label followed by the block name.
uses two AC Current Source blocks in parallel to sum two sinusoidal
currents in a resistor.