Generate Poisson-distributed random integers
Random Data Sources sublibrary of Comm Sources
The Poisson Integer Generator block generates random integers using a Poisson distribution. The probability of generating a nonnegative integer k is
where λ is a positive number known as the Poisson parameter.
You can use the Poisson Integer Generator to generate noise in a binary transmission channel. In this case, the Poisson parameter Lambda should be less than 1, usually much less.
The output signal can be a column or row vector, a two-dimensional matrix, or a scalar. The number of rows in the output signal corresponds to the number of samples in one frame and is determined by the Samples per frame parameter. The number of columns in the output signal corresponds to the number of channels and is determined by the number of elements in the Lambda parameter. See Sources and Sinks in Communications Toolbox™ User's Guide for more details.
The Poisson parameter λ. Specify λ as a scalar or row vector whose elements are real numbers. If Lambda is a scalar, then every element in the output vector shares the same Poisson parameter. If Lambda is a row vector, then the number of elements correspond to the number of independent channels output from the block.
The source of the initial seed for the random number
generator. Specify the source as either
Parameter. When set to
Auto, the block uses
the global random number stream.
When Source of initial
mode, the random number generator uses an initial
seed of zero. Therefore, the block generates the
same random numbers each time it is started. Use
to ensure that the model uses different initial
execution is run in
Rapid accelerator mode,
then it behaves the same as
The initial seed value for the random number
generator. Specify the seed as a nonnegative integer
scalar. Initial seed is
available when the Source of initial
seed parameter is set to
Output sample time, specified as
-1 or a
positive scalar that represents the time between each sample of the output signal. If
Sample time is set to
-1, the sample time is
inherited from downstream. For information on the relationship between Sample
time and Samples per frame, see
Samples per frame, specified as a positive integer indicating the number of samples per frame in one channel of the output data. For information on the relationship between Sample time and Samples per frame, see Sample Timing.
The output type of the block can be specified as a
double. The default is
Select the simulation mode.
On the first model run, simulate and generate code. If the structure of the block does not change, subsequent model runs do not regenerate the code.
If the simulation mode is
generation, System objects
corresponding to the blocks accept a maximum of
Simulate model without generating code. This option results in faster start times but can slow subsequent simulation performance.
The time between output updates is equal to the product of Samples per frame and Sample time. For example, if Sample time and Samples per frame equal one, the block outputs a sample every second. If Samples per frame is increased to 10, then a 10-by-1 vector is output every 10 seconds. This ensures that the equivalent output rate is not dependent on the Samples per frame parameter.
Behavior changed in R2020a
Starting in R2020a, Simulink® no longer allows you to use the Poisson Integer Generator block version available before R2015b.
Existing models automatically update to load the Poisson Integer Generator block version announced in R2015b. For more information on block forwarding, see Forwarding Tables (Simulink).
Behavior of the random number generator is changed. The statistics are improved. For more information, see Source blocks output frames of contiguous time samples but do not use the frame attribute in the R2015b Release Notes.