Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation with Simulink Real-Time

Hardware-in-the-loop simulation workflow, host-to-target hardware interface, run-time parameters

The hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation workflow shows you how to use Simulink® Real-Time™ to download and execute a real-time application that you generate from your Simscape™ model. You can also check for simulation overruns and change run-time parameters for your plant-based application on a real-time target using Simulink Real-Time.


Hardware-In-The-Loop Simulation Workflow

Follow the hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation workflow to deploy a Simscape model to your real-time target machine using Simulink Coder™ and Simulink Real-Time.

What Is Hardware-In-The-Loop Simulation?

Use hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation to check how your controller responds, in real time, to realistic virtual stimuli.

Code Generation Requirements

Follow the recommendations for minimum hardware and software specifications to deploy your Simscape model for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation using Simulink Real-Time.

Software and Hardware Configuration

Before you simulate your Simscape model on your target hardware using Simulink Real-Time, follow the recommendations to configure your development and target computers for code generation and real-time simulation.

Generate, Download, and Execute Code

Deploy a Simscape model to your target hardware using Simulink Coder and Simulink Real-Time.

Check for Target Hardware Overruns

Evaluate task execution time and check for CPU overloads using Simulink Real-Time when you run a Simscape model on real-time hardware.

Signal and Parameter Visualization and Control

Monitor and control signals and parameters when you simulate your Simscape model on a real-time target hardware using Simulink Real-Time.

Change Parameter Values on Target Hardware

Change a Simscape run-time parameter between simulations on target hardware using Simulink Real-Time.

Troubleshoot Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Issues

Solve issues that prevent you from using Simulink Real-Time to simulate a Simscape model on a real-time processor.

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