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Run Confidence Test on Configuration

This topic describes how to use a script to test the target boot process, the connection between the development and target computers, and the basic functionality of the Simulink® Real-Time™ software. Use this test under the following circumstances:

  • To validate your initial product installation.

  • As the first step in a troubleshooting procedure.

You must be using TCP/IP for linking the development and target computers and for starting the target computer.

  1. Create a network boot image and restart the computer. See Network Boot Method.

  2. In the MATLAB® Current Folder window, select a folder outside the MATLAB root folder.

    You cannot save build files within the MATLAB root folder because Simulink Coder™ does not allow this action. If you select a current folder within the MATLAB tree, the Simulink Real-Time test procedure fails when trying to build a real-time application.

  3. In the MATLAB Command Window, type slrttest.

    MATLAB runs the test script for the default target computer and displays messages indicating whether the test passed or failed. If you use RS-232 communication, the first test is skipped.

    ### Simulink Real-Time Test Suite 
    ### Host-Target interface is: TCP/IP (Ethernet)
    ### Test 1, Ping target computer 'TargetPC1' using system ping: ... OK
    ### Test 2, Ping target computer 'TargetPC1' using SLRTPINGTARGET: ... OK
    ### Test 3, Software reboot the target computer 'TargetPC1': ........ OK
    ### Test 4, Build and download a Simulink Real-Time application using 
                model xpcosc to target computer 'TargetPC1': ... OK
    ### Test 5, Check host-target command communications with 'TargetPC1': ... OK
    ### Test 6, Download a pre-built Simulink Real-Time application to target 
                computer 'TargetPC1': ... OK
    ### Test 7, Execute the Simulink Real-Time application for 0.2s: ... OK
    ### Test 8, Upload logged data and compare with simulation results: ... OK
    ### Test Suite successfully  finished
  4. Evaluate the results.

    • If the tests return OK, you are ready to build and download a real-time application to the target computer.

    • If one or more tests return FAILED, see Troubleshooting in Simulink Real-Time.

The next task is one of the following:

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