Derive Ranges Using Block Initial Conditions

This example shows how range analysis takes into account block initial conditions.

Open the Model

Open the model. At the MATLAB command line, enter:


The model uses information overlays to display the specified design minimum and maximum values for the Inport block, and block annotations to display the initial conditions for the Unit Delay block.

  • In1 design range is [5..10].

  • Unit Delay block initial condition is 0.

Derive Ranges

  1. From the Simulink® Apps tab, select Fixed-Point Tool.

  2. In the Fixed-Point Tool, under New workflow, select Iterative Fixed-Point Conversion.

  3. Under System Under Design (SUD), select ex_derived_min_max_2 as the system you want to convert.

  4. Under Range Collection Mode, select Derived ranges.

  5. Click the Collect Ranges button.

    In the spreadsheet, the Fixed-Point Tool displays the derived minimum and maximum values for the blocks in the model.

    The derived minimum and maximum range for the Outport block, Out1, is [0..10]. The range analysis derives this range by taking the union of the initial value, 0, on the Unit Delay block and the design range on the block, [5..10].

  6. Change the initial condition of the Unit Delay block to 7.

    1. In the model, double-click the Unit Delay block.

    2. In the Block Parameters dialog box, set Initial condition to 7, then click OK.

    3. In the Fixed-Point Tool, click the Collect Ranges button.

      Because the analysis takes the union of the initial conditions, 7, and the design range, [5..10], on the Unit Delay block, the derived range for the Outport block is now [5..10].


To display design ranges in your model, in the Debug tab, select Information Overlays > Signal Data Ranges.

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