Major upgrades to model-based design and computing software platforms

MathWorks introduces major new releases of MatLab and Simulink which are now available that promise improved use and navigation.

09/24/2012


The new Simulink Editor features simulation rewind, tabbed windows, and an explorer bar.MathWorks has introduced Release 2012b with major updates to MatLab and Simulink that improve use and navigation. The new Simulink Editor features tabbed windows, smart signal routing, and simulation rewind while the MatLab Desktop now includes a toolstrip that offers quick access to frequently used features and a MatLab apps gallery.

In addition, Release 2012b includes a redesigned help system with improved browsing, searching, filtering, and content organization.

New look and feel for Simulink

The new user interface and features for Simulink mark the beginning of a new era in model-based design, which enables faster, more cost-effective development of dynamic and embedded systems. The Simulink Editor simplifies modeling through capabilities such as:

  • Tabbed model windows for improved window management
  • An explorer bar for navigating model hierarchy
  • Smart signal routing to determine optimal signal line path, and
  • Debugging capabilities that rewind simulations and set conditional breakpoints on signals.

R2012b also introduces Simulink Projects for managing project files and connecting to source control software, and support for running models on target hardware such as Arduino, Lego Mindstorms NXT, BeagleBoard, and PandaBoard.

New capabilities in Stateflow also simplify modeling. The Stateflow Editor is now unified with the Simulink Editor, and includes smart guides and transition indicator lines. Other features include state transition tables to model hierarchical state machines in a structured tabular form, and support for MatLab as the action language for statesSimulink shows signal values when stepping back and forward through a simulation.and transitions.

New MatLab Desktop features

To help both new and experienced users navigate the continuously expanding capabilities within MatLab, MathWorks has updated the MatLab Desktop with two major enhancements:

• The MatLab Toolstrip displays icons for the most frequently used MatLab features, such as selecting the best plot type for data, and
• The apps gallery presents apps from the MatLab product family to allow users to perform common tasks without writing code.

Additional new features help users package MatLab apps for inclusion in the gallery, import data from delimited and fixed-width text files using the import tool, and correct mistyped functions and variables in the command window.

www.mathworks.com

Edited by Peter Welander, pwelander@cfemedia.com

Smart signal routing in Simulink provides the optimal line path as the signal is drawn.



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