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Real-Time Testing with FPGAs

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Brian McKay, MathWorks

Engineers working on systems requiring high-speed control algorithms face the challenge of verifying those controls. One of the steps in the verification process is to test the controls in real time with hardware in a lab, field, or other test environment. Traditional real-time testing solutions often cannot reach the megahertz range of performance needed to effectively test these high-speed systems.

In this webinar, we show how you can test these high-speed control algorithms in real time. This solution is based on xPC Target Turnkey real-time systems incorporating an FPGA board and code generated by Simulink HDL Coder.

You will learn how you can:

  • Use Simulink, Stateflow, or MATLAB Function blocks to model the algorithm you want to run on the FPGA board
  • Use the Simulink HDL Coder Workflow Advisor process to instantiate your design
  • Generate a bitstream for the selected FPGA
  • Create an xPC Target interface subsystem for programming and communicating with the FPGA

About the Presenter: Brian McKay is a product marketing manager at MathWorks focusing on real-time testing. Prior to coming to MathWorks, Brian developed real-time testing systems for automotive applications, including hydrogen technology, motorsports, and powertrain.

Product Focus

  • Simulink Real-Time
  • HDL Coder

Recorded: 10 May 2011