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Signal and Parameter Visualization and Control

The Simulink® Real-Time™ environment contains an interface for your target computer. The interface provides these capabilities for signal acquisition:

  • Create, save, and load signal groups.

  • Monitor signals.

  • Add and configure host, target machine, or file scopes.

  • Attach signals to or remove signals from scopes.

  • Start and stop scopes.

  • Attach signals to instruments.

The Simulink Real-Time interface also provides these capabilities for changing parameters:

  • Create, save, and load parameter groups.

  • Display and change parameter values.

  • Attach parameters to instruments.

You can use the Simulink Real-Time interface from MATLAB® or Simulink. You can also use other development environments to create custom standalone client applications outside of MATLAB. Therefore, there are several ways that you can visualize and control signals and parameters in a real-time application from development and target computers.

This table compares the interfaces that Simulink Real-Time supports for signal visualization and parameter control.

Interface

Signal Acquisition

Parameter Control

Can Run Outside of MATLAB

Simulink Real-Time Explorer (Simulink Real-Time)

Yes

Yes

Yes

MATLAB Command-Line Interface (Simulink Real-Time)

Yes

Yes

No

Simulink External Mode Interface (Simulink Real-Time)

Yes

Yes

No

Visualize Signals in Simulink Real-Time Models (Simulink Real-Time)

Yes

NoNo

Target Computer Command Line (Simulink Real-Time)

Yes

Yes

Yes

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