Unintended Sample Time in Simulink

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Sreejith Mana
Sreejith Mana on 15 Sep 2022
Commented: Sreejith Mana on 7 Oct 2022
Hello,
Some of the blocks in simulink don't seem to inherit the global sample time set by Configuration Parameters -> Solver -> Fixed-step size.
Please see the below picture. Can somebody let me know how to change the sample time of these blocks in Green to match with the red?
Also, as seen in the screenshot, many a times, the legends on the right hand side don't show the colour coding. Please let me know how to fix that too.
Thanks in advance.
Best regards,
Sreejith
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Sreejith Mana
Sreejith Mana on 4 Oct 2022
Hello,
Thanks for the response.
I didn't understand your question. Could you explain how this definition of sample time and using it globally work?
The blocks shown above are C-Caller blocks and I have mapped C Code for each of those blocks.
The weird thing is, only some of them don't inherit the sample time of the model.
Thanks again.
Best regards,
Sreejith

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Harshit Gupta
Harshit Gupta on 6 Oct 2022
As per my understanding, you want to know why some of the blocks in Simulink don’t seem to inherit the Global Sample Time set by Configuration Parameters -> Solver -> Fixed-step size.
This is because some of the blocks in Simulink have an implicit sample time. You cannot specify implicit sample times. Simulink determines them based on the context of the block in the system. This means that different blocks might get different sample times based on their context in the system.
The Sample Time parameter is not available (cannot be set) for certain blocks because specifying a sample time that is not -1 on blocks such as the Gain, Sum, and n-D Lookup Table causes sample rate transition to be implicitly mixed with block algorithms. This mixing can often lead to ambiguity and confusion in Simulink models.
Please refer to the following documentation links for more information on how sample times work in Simulink:

Sreejith Mana
Sreejith Mana on 6 Oct 2022
Hi Harshit,
Thanks for the detailed explanation.
I udnerstand your point. What is intriguing to me is the fact that the blocks in Red and Green are the same type of bloks - C-Caller. But only some of them inherit sample time of the parent model and some of them don't. I don't understand why.
In terms of the context, I don't see any difference in usage of tehm within the model either.
Best regards,
Sreejith
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Sreejith Mana
Sreejith Mana on 7 Oct 2022
Hi Harshit,
Okay that makes sense. I will have a look into my model.
Cheers.

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