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Prove Your Simulink Designs with Real-Time Hardware Testing

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Patric Schenk, Speedgoat

In this webinar, learn how you can go beyond software-only simulation to quickly and efficiently test your Simulink® controller and plant designs in real time while connecting to hardware. xPC Target Turnkey is a complete real-time testing solution that combines Simulink and xPC Target™ with high-performance real-time target machines and I/O modules from Speedgoat. This approach enables you to detect design failures early, prove concepts, and continuously try new ideas in a production-independent development environment.

Through a practical live demonstration that follows a complete design workflow, you will learn how to:

  • Prepare your Simulink models for real-time execution, using automatic C and HDL code generation
  • Connect your Simulink design with your hardware under test using flexible real-time testing hardware
  • Monitor and tune signals during real-time execution and log signal data for further analyses
  • Use versatile I/O modules, including analog, digital, PWM, quadrature decoding/encoding, SPI, I2C, fieldbuses (CAN, Profibus), and Ethernet-based protocols (EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP)
  • Achieve very high sample rates by leveraging multicore CPUs and FPGAs

The webinar also discusses various use cases for FPGA-based technology, including:

  • Running ready-to-use Simulink driver blocks and preconfigured functionality on FPGA-based I/O modules at the highest frequencies, such as PWM generation, capture, quadrature signal decoding/encoding, and SPI
  • Co-executing Simulink model components on both the CPU and on FPGAs, using automatic C and HDL code generation
  • Implementing your own HDL code for co-execution with your Simulink model

The Speedgoat real-time target machines and I/O technology shown in the webinar are available for a wide range of computational, I/O connectivity, form factor, and environmental requirements.

About the Presenter
Patric Schenk joined Speedgoat as the VP of Sales and Engineering in December 2011. Before joining Speedgoat, Patric worked at MathWorks Switzerland for 8 years in the areas of Model-Based Design, real-time testing, technical computing, and computational finance.

Product Focus

  • Simulink Real-Time

Recorded: 11 Dec 2012