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Modeling HDL Components for FPGAs in Control Applications

Mark Corless, MathWorks

FPGA is an emerging technology for automotive control applications to implement peripheral and algorithmic components requiring fast turn-around time. In this session, learn techniques to model HDL components that can be implemented on an FPGA. A motor control example is used to demonstrate common tasks such as:

  • Designing a new component and generating HDL code
  • Integrating components that will be executed at disparate rates
  • Migrating a component from a C to an HDL specification


The components used in this example were modeled in Simulink, tested with simulation, and verified on real-time hardware.

Product Focus

  • Simulink
  • Embedded Coder
  • HDL Coder

Recorded: 13 May 2014