MATLAB Function blocks support the specification of physical units as properties for data inputs and outputs. Specify units by using the Unit (e.g., m, m/s^2, N*m) parameter. When you start typing in the unit field, this parameter provides matching suggestions for units that Simulink® supports. By default, the property is set to inherit the unit from the Simulink signal on the corresponding input or output port. If you select the Data must resolve to Simulink signal object property for output data, you cannot specify units. In this case, output data is assigned the same unit type as the Simulink signal connected to the output port.
To display the units on the Simulink lines in the model, on the Debug tab, select Information Overlays > Port Units.
MATLAB Function blocks check the consistency of the signal line unit from Simulink with the unit setting for the corresponding input or output data in the block. If the units do not match, Simulink displays a warning during model update.
The unit property settings do not affect the execution of the MATLAB
Function block. Simulink checks only consistency with
the corresponding Simulink signal line connected to the input
or output. It does not check consistency of assignments inside the MATLAB
Function blocks. For example, Simulink does not warn
against an assignment of an input with unit set to
an output with unit set to
m. A MATLAB Function block
does not perform unit conversions.