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Sensors and Transducers

Analog and digital sensors, such as, proximity sensors, current and voltage sensors, thermistors, shaft encoders

Measure signal properties using sensors and transducers.

Simscape Blocks

AccelerometerBehavioral model of MEMS accelerometer
Current Sensor (Three-Phase)Ideal three-phase current measurement
Current and Voltage Sensor (Three-Phase)Ideal three-phase current and voltage sensor
GyroBehavioral model of MEMS gyro
Incremental Shaft EncoderBehavioral model that converts angular position to electrical pulses
Light-Emitting DiodeExponential light-emitting diode with optical power output port
Line Voltage Sensor (Three-Phase)Ideal three-phase line voltage measurement
Peltier DeviceElectrothermal converter
Phase Voltage Sensor (Three-Phase)Ideal three-phase phase voltage measurement
PhotodiodePhotodiode with incident flux input port
Power SensorIdeal instantaneous or cycle-average power measurement
Pressure TransducerBehavioral model of generic pressure transducer that turns pressure measurement into voltage
Proximity SensorIdeal behavioral model of simple distance sensor
PS SensorGeneric linear transducer with electrical output
PTC ThermistorSwitching type positive temperature coefficient (PTC) thermistor
ResolverRotary transformer that measures angle of rotation
Strain GaugeDeformation sensor
ThermistorNegative temperature coefficient thermistor using B-parameter equation
ThermocoupleSensor that converts thermal potential difference into electrical potential difference


Essential Electrical Modeling Techniques

Apply Simscape™ modeling rules when you build electronic, mechatronic, and electrical power system networks using Simscape Electrical™.

Three-Phase Ports

Connect three-phase blocks using composite ports for three-phase lines or expanded ports for single-phase lines.

Parameterizing Blocks from Datasheets

Overview of techniques used to specify block parameters to match the data from manufacturer datasheets.

Featured Examples