Real-Time Windows Target

Parameter Tuning, Signal Monitoring, and Data Acquisition

Tuning Parameters

You can tune model parameters by editing a Simulink block diagram while running Simulink in both normal and external modes. In external mode, the Real-Time Windows Target communication link automatically transfers parameter changes in a Simulink block diagram to the real-time application.

Monitoring and Capturing Signals in Real Time

Using Real-Time Windows Target with Simulink, you can capture signals from the real-time model and display them with standard Simulink Scope blocks. You do not need any additional Simulink blocks. You can view signals within the model using graphical displays implemented with Gauges Blockset.

Acquiring and Logging Data

You can store run-time data in the MATLAB® workspace using Simulink. In external mode, you can capture one or a series of data bursts and save the data to a MAT-file. For additional analysis and visualization, you can access this data in MATLAB.

Interacting with Models in Real Time

Using Real-Time Windows Target and a joystick, you can interact in real time with a model such as a flight simulator or vehicle simulator. This approach enables you to verify system behavior before incorporating model components into more extensive HIL, motion-based, or full-scale fixed-simulator environments. Real-Time Windows Target supports gameport joysticks and USB joysticks, including force-feedback models.

Synchronizing Models to Run in Real Time

By including the Real-Time Sync block in your design, you can synchronize your Simulink model, running in normal mode, with the real-time engine. This synchronization enables the model to run in real time without requiring hardware.

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