Building the Model

SimulinkĀ® provides a set of predefined blocks that you can combine to create a detailed block diagram of your system. Tools for hierarchical modeling, data management, and subsystem customization enable you to represent even the most complex system concisely and accurately.

Selecting Blocks

The Simulink Library Browser includes:

Continuous and discrete dynamics blocks, such as Integration and Unit Delay
Algorithmic blocks, such as Sum, Product, and Lookup Table
Structural blocks, such as Mux, Switch, and Bus Selector
You can build customized functions by using these blocks or by incorporating hand-written MATLABĀ®, C, Fortran, or Ada code into your model.

Your custom blocks can be stored in their own libraries within the Simulink Library Browser.

Simulink add-on products let you incorporate specialized components for aerospace, communications, PID control, control logic, signal processing, video and image processing, and other applications. Add-on products are also available for modeling physical systems with mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic components.