Suppose you want to approximate the common logarithm (base 10) over the input range [1, 10] without performing an expensive computation. You can perform this approximation using a lookup table block as described in the following procedure. (If you want to skip the procedure, you can open the modelmodel directly.)
Copy the following blocks to a Simulink® model:
Assign the table data and breakpoint data set to the n-D Lookup Table block:
In the Number of table dimensions field, enter 1.
In the Table data field, enter [0 .301 .477 .602 .699 .778 .845 .903 .954 1].
In the Breakpoints 1 field, enter [1:10].
The dialog box looks something like this:
Double-click the Constant block to open the parameter dialog box, and change the Constant value parameter to 5. Click OK to apply the changes and close the dialog box.
Connect the blocks as follows.
The following behavior applies to the n-D Lookup Table block.
|Value of the Constant Block||Action by the n-D Lookup Table Block||Example of Block Behavior|
|Input Value||Output Value|
|Equals a breakpoint||Returns the corresponding output value||5||0.699|
|Falls between breakpoints||Linearly interpolates the output value using neighboring breakpoints||7.5||0.874|
|Falls outside the range of the breakpoint data set||Linearly extrapolates the output value from a pair of values at the end of the breakpoint data set||10.5||1.023|
For the n-D Lookup Table block, the default settings for Interpolation method and Extrapolation method are both Linear.