Butterworth filter in simulink

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Wouter on 13 Mar 2013
Answered: 병수 이 on 7 Apr 2022
I need the butterworth filter block in Simulink but I can't find it in my Simulink browser. My professor told me it is part of the "Signal Processing Toolbox" from Matlab.
I verified if I have this toolbox by using the "VER" command.
Why don't I have the butterworth filter in my Simulink?
This gave me the following output:
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Accepted Answer

Azzi Abdelmalek
Azzi Abdelmalek on 13 Mar 2013
Edited: Azzi Abdelmalek on 13 Mar 2013
There is no block named Butterworth, look at Analog Filter Design block and set it to Butterworth filter
waad Alzahrani
waad Alzahrani on 25 Dec 2016
i need to design a butterworth first order filter using simulink, since there is no block for butterworts filter so i can use the lowpass filter block or the transfer function right ?

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Shashank Prasanna
Shashank Prasanna on 13 Mar 2013
It is indeed in the Signal Processing Toolbox as you can see here:
You can use design digital or analog domain filters and use
Discrete or continuous filters to use it in Simulink:

병수 이
병수 이 on 7 Apr 2022
I am using MATLAB R2021a.
The block is in DSP System Toolbox --> Filter Implementations --> Analog Filter Design.
The Analog Filter Design block supports Butterworth, Chevyshev I, Chevyshev II, Elliptic and Bessel filters
for Lowpass, Highpass, Bandpass and Bandstop types with arbitrary orders.

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