Discover MakerZone

MATLAB and Simulink resources for Arduino, LEGO, and Raspberry Pi

Learn more

Discover what MATLAB® can do for your career.

Opportunities for recent engineering grads.

Apply Today

Simultaneous output from Simulink on Arduino Uno

Asked by Katherine on 28 Jun 2013

I am using this Simulink code to try to output data to multiple pins on an Arduino Uno. I am wondering if the Simulink compiler is smart enough to output all of the pins simultaneously.

The other option is to write an S-function that uses the port commands (DDR and PORT).

Here's a picture of the Simulink code. <www.sos.siena.edu/~mmccolgan/beacon/output.png>

0 Comments

Katherine

Products

1 Answer

Answer by Kaustubha Govind on 28 Jun 2013

The model that you have is already writing to multiple pins simultaneously. Unless, you mean that since the writes happens in a sequence in the generated code, you cannot disregard the small delay that occurs between executing each write statement? I'm not sure how you would achieve such a simultaneous write in C code, since the Arduino DigitalWrite function also only writes to only one port at a time. But if you do know how to implement this in C, then yes, writing a S-function is the right way to go.

1 Comment

Katherine on 28 Jun 2013

Yes I am trying to avoid those small delay steps. I know how to write the C-code but am having trouble getting any S-function to work on the Arduino. Do you have any examples of S-functions for arduinos that you could send me or post?

Kaustubha Govind

Contact us