Documentation Center

  • Trial Software
  • Product Updates

Support Packages and Support Package Installer

What Is a Support Package?

A support package is an add-on that enables you to use a MathWorks® product with specific third-party hardware and software.

Support packages can include:

  • Simulink® block libraries

  • MATLAB® functions, classes, and methods

  • Firmware updates for the third-party hardware

  • Automatic installation of third-party software

  • Examples and tutorials

A support package file has a *.zip extension. This type of file contains MATLAB files, MEX files, and other supporting files required to install the support package. Use Support Package Installer to install these support package files.

A support package installation file has a *.mlpkginstall extension. You can double click this type of file to start Support Package Installer, which preselects a specific support package for installation. You can download these files from MATLAB Central File Exchange and use them to share support packages with others.

What Is Support Package Installer?

Support Package Installer is a wizard that guides you through the process of installing support packages.

You can use Support Package Installer to:

  • Display a list of available, installable, installed, or updatable support packages

  • Install, update, download, or uninstall a support package.

  • Update the firmware on specific third-party hardware.

  • Provide your MathWorks software with information about required third-party software.

If third-party software is included, Support Package Installer displays a list of the software and licenses for you to review before continuing.

You can start Support Package Installer in one of the following ways:

  • On the MATLAB toolstrip, click Add-Ons > Get Hardware Support Packages.

  • In the MATLAB Command Window, enter supportPackageInstaller.

  • Double-click a support package installation file (*.mlpkginstall).

Was this topic helpful?