Report statistical data about named timer associated with arriving entities
This block reads the value of a timer that the Start Timer block previously associated with the arriving entity. Using the Report elapsed time and Report average elapsed time parameters, you can configure the block to report the following statistics via the et and w signal output ports, respectively:
The instantaneous value from the named timer associated with the arriving entity
The average of et values among all entities that have arrived at this block during the simulation and possessed a timer of the specified name
Note: If the arriving entity does not possess a timer of that name, then you can configure the block to either produce an error or ignore the timer's absence. In the latter case, the output signals maintain their previous values.
The timer continues timing after the entity departs from this block, which is relevant if the same entity arrives at another Read Timer block later in the simulation.
For more information about using this block with the Start Timer block, see Measure Point-to-Point Delays.
Entity Input Ports
|IN||Port for arriving entities.|
Entity Output Ports
|OUT||Port for departing entities.|
Signal Output Ports
|Label||Description||Time of Update When Statistic Is On||Order of Update|
|#d||Number of entities that have departed from this block since the start of the simulation.||After entity departure||3|
|#t||Total number of entities that have departed from this block and possessed a timer of the specified name.||After entity departure||2|
|et||Instantaneous elapsed time for the arriving entity, if it possesses a timer of the specified name.||After entity departure||2|
|w||Average among the et values for all entities that have arrived at this block and possessed a timer of the specified name.||After entity departure||1|
Output signals having the same number in the Order of Update column in the table above are updated in an arbitrary sequence relative to each other; you should not rely on a specific sequence for your simulation results.
The initial output value, which is in effect from the start of the simulation until the first update by the block, is 0 for all signals.
Name of the timer to read. This timer tag corresponds to the Timer tag parameter of a Start Timer block in the model.
Behavior of the block if an arriving entity does not possess a timer with the specified timer tag.
These parameters determine whether the block produces data at signal output ports or omits those ports.
Allows you to use the signal output port labeled #d.
Allows you to use the signal output port labeled #t. If you set If entity does not have tagged timer to Ignore, then the #t value might be less than the #d value.
Allows you to use the signal output port labeled et.
Allows you to use the signal output port labeled w.