Create a Logarithm Lookup Table
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 model directly.)
Copy the following blocks to a Simulink® model:
One Constant block to input the signal, from the Sources library
One n-D Lookup Table block to approximate the common logarithm, from the Lookup Tables library
One Display block to display the output, from the Sinks library
Assign the table data and breakpoint vector to the n-D Lookup Table block:
In the Number of table dimensions field, enter
In the Table data field, enter
[0 .301 .477 .602 .699 .778 .845 .903 .954 1].
In the Breakpoints 1 field, enter
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 vector Linearly extrapolates the output value from a pair of values at the end of the breakpoint vector 10.5 1.023
For the n-D Lookup Table block, the default settings for Interpolation method and Extrapolation method are both