R2015a Release Highlights

Release 2015a includes:

  • New releases of MATLAB and Simulink, with new Simulink graphical controls and displays
  • Four new products: Antenna Toolbox, Robotics System Toolbox, Simulink Test, and Vision HDL Toolbox
  • Updates to 79 other products

MATLAB Product Family


  • Integration of documentation for custom toolboxes into the MATLAB® Help Browser
  • Scale mapreduce algorithms to MATLAB Distributed Computing Server™ for data-intensive applications
  • Support for Arduino Leonardo and other Arduino boards

MATLAB Compiler

  • Includes capability to create add-ins for Microsoft® Excel® desktop applications


  • Extension to MATLAB Compiler™ for creating C/C++, Java®, and .NET shared libraries, as well as a development framework for MATLAB Production Server™

Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox

  • Classification Learner app for training models and classifying data using supervised machine learning

Partial Differential Equation Toolbox

  • 3-D finite element analysis, including geometry import, meshing, PDE solving, and viewing results

Signal Processing and Communications

Signal Processing Toolbox

  • Signal analysis of nonuniformly sampled data; simplified interface and examples, and enhanced signal measurements

Communications System Toolbox

  • Connectivity and targeting for Zynq-based SDR, new synchronization methods for wireless receivers, and an end-to-end QAM link example

DSP System Toolbox

  • Low latency audio device I/O, multirate and tunable filter types, enhanced streaming scopes, and Embedded Coder® optimized algorithm library for ARM® Cortex®-A

Phased Array System Toolbox

  • Simplified modeling and estimation for multiple radar targets, array calibration, and advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) example

LTE System Toolbox

  • Coordinated multipoint (CoMP) simulation in LTE Release 11 and UMTS waveform generation

Antenna Toolbox

  • A new product for designing, analyzing, and visualizing antenna elements and antenna arrays

Simulink Product Family


  • In-canvas dials, gauges, and scopes for tuning, testing, and visualizing simulations
  • Fast model update using just-in-time (JIT) compilation for MATLAB Function blocks and Stateflow® charts
  • Hardware Support Package targeting Apple iOS devices for creating apps that run Simulink® models and algorithms
  • Share projects via GitHub®, email, or as a packaged custom toolbox


  • Thermal variants for all blocks in the Gears component library


Robotics System Toolbox

  • A new product for designing and testing algorithms for robotics applications

Code Generation


  • Improved MATLAB Coder™ app with integrated editor and simplified workflow, and more efficient code for logical indexing

HDL Coder

  • Critical path estimation without running synthesis

Vision HDL Toolbox

  • A new product for designing image processing, video, and computer vision systems for FPGAs and ASICs

Simulink Desktop Real-Time

  • Includes Real-Time Windows Target™ functionality and adds Mac OS X and Thunderbolt interface support

Verification and Validation

Simulink Test

  • A new product for creating test harnesses, authoring complex test sequences, and managing simulation-based tests

Simulink Verification and Validation

  • Coverage measurement for C coded S-functions and MATLAB coded System objects

Simulink Design Verifier

  • Model Slicing for simplifying and partitioning complex models for debugging and analysis

Release Notes by Product

Indicates major update

Polyspace® Product Family