Simulink Real-Time: complete, integrated real-time simulation and testing

July 31, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
MathWorks' Simulink Real-Time will be available with the product's Release 2014a (R2014a): Simulink Real-Time enables engineers to build, test, and run real-time applications from Simulink models on dedicated target computer hardware connected to their physical systems, providing a complete end-to-end real-time simulation and testing solution.

Combining the functionality of xPC Target and xPC Target Embedded Option, Simulink Real-Time supports real-time simulation and testing including rapid control prototyping, DSP, vision system prototyping, and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation. With this introduction, engineers can extend their Simulink models with driver blocks, automatically generate real-time applications, define instrumentation, and perform interactive or automated runs on a dedicated target computer equipped with a real-time kernel, multicore CPU, I/O and protocol interfaces, and FPGAs. The addition of a high-resolution real-time target display as a new feature within Simulink Real-Time allows for a fully integrated user experience.

According to Paul Barnard, marketing director, MathWorks. “Engineers can now perform continuous real-time testing of their entire system without interruption. They can build an integrated simulated system that realistically responds to its environment, resulting in reduced costs and improved quality of physical and control systems, including their software.”