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Arduino Serial Data Acquisition


Ye Cheng (view profile)


30 May 2014 (Updated )

Use serial communication to monitor live data from Arduino in MATLAB/Simulink

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Do you want to monitor live data from Arduino® in MATLAB® and Simulink®?
-You can do so easily with Simulink External Mode if you use Arduino Mega 2560 and Arduino Due (and Arduino Uno if you have R2016b or later).
What if you use Arduino Uno?
-This File Exchange download will help you do exactly that.

This submission contains three files:
-serialRunOnArduino.slx: Download this model onto your Arduino board so that it sends data to serial port
-serialRunOnPC.slx: Run this model locally on your PC to collect and plot serial data in Simulink
-readArduinoSerial.m: Run this script to read and plot serial data in MATLAB

Required Products Simulink
MATLAB release MATLAB 8.3 (R2014a)
MATLAB Search Path
Other requirements Arduino Simulink Support Package - Required: Instrument Control Toolbox™ - Optional (Required only for serial read in Simulink)
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Comments and Ratings (24)
09 Feb 2017 Talha Yousuf

Ahh...... Thanks it worked..... really thanks GOD bless you

05 Jan 2017 Jose Apache Hernandez

Question: In order to run this Math Arduino DAQ, do I need always MathLab running under Windows and Arduino connect it to Lap Top or PC? If the answer is YES, LOL. We need some small foot print DAQ for embedded applications...

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06 Dec 2016 Isail Salazar


10 Nov 2016 NguyenTung

work with lenardo. Thanks

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29 Aug 2016 Med Aymane Ahajjam

14 Aug 2016 cris ponce


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05 Jun 2016 cvrousseau


20 May 2016 Mahmoud Sayed

19 Apr 2016 Andreas Oblong

Works perfectly

07 Apr 2016 Gábor Holló

25 Mar 2016 sahab farjad

hi, at first thanks for your tutorial, it works, but with no results! I'm using GP2D120 IR-range-finder sensor and i don't know to connect the output signal sensor to witch pin in Arduino board.
thanks again for share this tutorial.

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25 Feb 2016 Geoffrey Sandja

when i try to run the serialRunOnArduino via run on Target Hardware on my Arduino Uno, i get
"Call to the function 'getTflTableList' failed."
I am using R2012b

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20 Feb 2016 Ankitkumar

12 Jan 2016 Cristiano

I use R2015b and yun Arduino and the sample does not work out. Just out symbols like . It will be some limitation of Arduino Yun? The R2015b is the one that support ...

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23 Dec 2015 Rudra Chattopadhyay

OK, now I understand that it is because uint8 can represent a maximum value of 2^8 = 256, hence the 1/4 gain block in the Simulink model. It has nothing to do with sample time.

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22 Dec 2015 Rudra Chattopadhyay

My sensor output is in the range of 600-850 but the values read in are sample time dependent - when I used the default one (0.02s) the output was extraordinarily high (1e30 etc.) and when I used a sample time of 1s the output was lower (about 80). Any suggestions for getting the exact value in Simulink?

15 Oct 2015 alex harijanto

Great...!!! works

Thanks a lot

14 Sep 2015 DHRUPAL SHAH

08 Sep 2015 kaveh dehno


It works on my Leonardo, but gives me none sense data. I'm able to get the right data from Arduino serial monitor as well as the Mac Terminal.


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04 Sep 2015 Graham Lee

Worked with my UNO, and has an easy-to-follow setup guide. Great work, thanks!

01 Jul 2015 Rosco

Rosco (view profile)

Very helpful - got me up and running immediately. Thanks for sharing.

30 May 2015 Starhowl

It was only thanks to this submission that I understood data transmission on Arduino!

10 Feb 2015 chfakht chfakht

When trying this on the arduino uno, I get the following error when I try to run on target hardware: CRL: “None” cannot be found in the registry.

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07 Jan 2015 Nishant

The program shows 'catch err' error on line number 9.That's the only error that comes up.Please help me fix this.Thank you.

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