Raspberry Pi Support from Simulink

Credit-card sized, low-cost, single-board computer with audio and video input/output, designed for teaching.

You can design and run Simulink® models as standalone applications on a Raspberry Pi™—a tiny, low-cost, single-board computer with audio and video input/output designed for teaching. The Raspberry Pi features a Broadcom® system-on-a-chip which includes an ARM®11 processor running at 700 MHz, 512 MB RAM, and a VideoCore IV GPU. Raspberry Pi provides peripheral connectivity for stereo audio and digital video (1080p) and supports USB and Ethernet.

When connected to MATLAB and Simulink products, Raspberry Pi can help students and hobbyists understand concepts and workflows for designing an embedded system, without using hand programming. You start by using Simulink to create algorithms for audio processing, computer vision, and robotics applications. Then you can apply industry-proven techniques for Model-Based Design to verify that your algorithms work during simulation. Finally, you implement the algorithms as standalone applications on a Raspberry Pi.

Simulink support for low cost hardware on the Raspberry Pi includes:

Platform Support

Available on 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® only.

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MathWorks Requirements

Software

Required

Supported in student and home software.

Recommended

Support Package

Required

Support Package Installer installs this support package and all required third-party software. To start the installer, go to the MATLAB toolstrip and click Add-Ons > Get Hardware Support Packages. For more information, read the documentation.

Third-Party Requirements

Hardware

Required

  • Raspberry Pi Model B or Model B+ (Premier Farnell/Element 14 and RS Components)
  • 4 GB SD card
  • 5 V power supply; 700 mA or greater
  • Ethernet cable from the host computer to the Raspberry Pi
  • SD card reader

Note: Raspberry Pi Model A is not currently supported

Recommended

  • USB webcam
    (Support package tested with Logitech Webcam Pro 9000)
  • Audio patch cables
  • USB hub with external power supply

Software

Required

All required third-party software is installed by the Support Package Installer.

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