Ground unconnected input port
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The Ground block connects to blocks whose input ports do not connect to other blocks. If you run a simulation with blocks that have unconnected input ports, Simulink® issues warnings. Using a Ground block to ground those unconnected blocks can prevent these warnings.
Working with Fixed-Point Data Types
When working with fixed-point data types, there may be instances where the fixed-point data type cannot represent zero exactly. In these cases, the Ground block outputs a nonzero value that is the closest possible value to zero. This behavior applies only to fixed-point data types with nonzero bias. These expressions are examples of fixed-point data types that cannot represent zero:
fixdt(0, 8, 1, 1)— an unsigned 8-bit type with slope of 1 and bias of 1
fixdt(1, 8, 6, 3)— a signed 8-bit type with slope of 6 and bias of 3
Working with Enumerated Data Types
When working with enumerated data types, the Ground block outputs the default value of the enumeration. This behavior applies whether:
The enumeration can represent zero
The default value of the enumeration is zero
If the enumerated type does not have a default value, the Ground block outputs the first enumeration value in the type definition.
Port_1 — Ground signal
The Ground block outputs a scalar signal with zero value, and the same data type as the port to which it connects.
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