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simulink user defined matlab function outputs zero irrespective of input

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Nithin Ravani Nanjundaswamy
Answered: Jalaj Gambhir on 1 Oct 2020
I am using simulink user defined block to realise a difference equation. The function is defined as shown below.
function y = fcn(u)
a = [1 -2 1]; % left hand side of difference equation
b = [0 1 2]; % right hand side of difference equation
y=filter(b,a,u);
When I use this block independenly with some array as input, I am able to get the expected values. But when I use this block in another design, the output is always zero though the input is changing. Any suggestions on how to debug this ?
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Nithin Ravani Nanjundaswamy
Hi, my supervisor suggessted that the filter function is designed to accept data as (timed) arrays. But Simulink works differently, here the function is called at every simulation step and feed with the current input data. So he suggested to use discrete filter block with the calculated filter coefficients. would you please advice me on how to calculate filter co-efficients from the difference eqaution which is mentioned in the question.

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