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Lookup Tables

Lookup table blocks such as Cosine and Sine

Use blocks from the Lookup Tables library to model nonlinearity. Lookup table blocks use arrays of data to map input values to output values, approximating mathematical functions. To approximate a function in N variables, use the n-D Lookup Table block:


1-D Lookup TableApproximate one-dimensional function
2-D Lookup TableApproximate two-dimensional function
Direct Lookup Table (n-D)Index into n-dimensional table to retrieve element, vector, or 2-D matrix
Interpolation Using PrelookupUse precalculated index and fraction values to accelerate approximation of N-dimensional function
Lookup Table DynamicApproximate a one-dimensional function using dynamic table
PrelookupCompute index and fraction for Interpolation Using Prelookup block
Sine, CosineImplement fixed-point sine or cosine wave using lookup table approach that exploits quarter wave symmetry
n-D Lookup TableApproximate n-dimensional function

Examples and How To

Enter Breakpoints and Table Data

How to specify breakpoint data sets and table data for lookup table blocks

Edit Lookup Tables

How to change the elements of lookup tables

Import Lookup Table Data from MATLAB

You can import table and breakpoint data from variables in the MATLAB workspace by referencing them in the Table and Breakpoints tab of the dialog box.

Import Lookup Table Data from Excel

This example shows how to use the MATLAB xlsread function in a Simulink model to import data into a lookup table.

Create a Logarithm Lookup Table

Example demonstrating how to work with lookup table blocks

Prelookup and Interpolation Blocks

Provides examples of using Prelookup and Interpolation Using Prelookup blocks together

Row-Major Algorithm in Existing Models Containing Lookup Table Blocks

Process for updating existing models to use row-major layout

Update Lookup Table Blocks to New Versions

Process for updating existing models to use current versions of lookup table blocks


About Lookup Table Blocks

Brief overview of lookup table blocks

Anatomy of a Lookup Table

Introduces the components of a lookup table

Lookup Tables Block Library

Describes the various blocks in the Lookup Tables library

Guidelines for Choosing a Lookup Table

How to select the best lookup table for your application

Characteristics of Lookup Table Data

Describes requirements of lookup table data and outlines how to represent discontinuous data

Methods for Approximating Function Values

How to set the method by which lookup table blocks approximate function values

Optimize Generated Code for Lookup Table Blocks

Provides tips for optimizing generated code for lookup table blocks