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I_pwl

Piecewise linear current source Description

The I_pwl component models a current source defined by linear interpolation from a given table. The time points and current values are stored in a matrix table[i,j], where the first column contains the time points and the second column contains the current to be interpolated. The table interpolation has the following properties:

 • The time points need to be monotonically increasing.
 • Discontinuities are allowed, by providing the same time point twice in the table.
 • Values outside of the table range, are computed by extrapolation through the last or first two points of the table.
 • If the table has only one row, no interpolation is performed and the current value is just returned independently of the actual time instant, i.e., this is a constant current source.
 • The table is implemented in a numerically sound way by generating time events at interval boundaries. This generates continuously differentiable values for the integrator.
 Equations $i={i}_{p}=-{i}_{n}=\mathrm{tab.y}$ $v={v}_{p}-{v}_{n}$

Variables

 Name Units Description Modelica ID $v$ $V$ Voltage drop between the two pins $\left({v}_{p}-{v}_{n}\right)$ v $i$ $A$ Current flowing from pin p to pin n i

Connections

 Name Description Modelica ID $p$ Positive pin p $n$ Negative pin n

Parameters

 Name Default Units Description Modelica ID $\mathrm{table}$ [0,0; 1,1; 2,4] Table matrix (time = first column, voltage = second column) table

Modelica Standard Library

 • The component described in this topic is from the Modelica Standard Library. To view the original documentation, which includes author and copyright information, click here.