During an external mode run, you may notice either slow updates of Scope blocks or a complete failure to plot data in Scope blocks. This could indicate that the real-time application sample time is near the lower threshold for your hardware.
The sample time is set in the Fixed step size (fundamental
sample time) field in the Configuration Parameters Solver pane.
The Fixed step size field appears only when Type is
Plotting data has a lower priority than executing the application, so a small sample time may allow the application to run but leave insufficient resources for plotting. If the sample time is so small that the application itself cannot run, an error message is displayed and real-time execution is terminated.
To check the sample time, select a larger sample time for your application. You should also change the sample time of any I/O drivers to be the same as the new application sample time, or an integer multiple of that time. Then rebuild the model, connect to the target, and restart the real-time application.
As required, iterate changing the application sample time until
scope output appears. For example, start with a sample time of
and confirm that your system runs and plots are displayed. Then decrease
the sample time until you can both display scopes and meet your accuracy
and response time requirements. You must update the I/O driver sample
time and rebuild the application
after changing the application sample time.