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Target Computer Setup

Target computer configuration with Simulink® Real-Time™ Explorer or MATLAB® language

To run a real-time application on a target computer, first configure your target computer with the required I/O modules and Ethernet ports. Physically connect it to the development computer with a TCP/IP Ethernet link. Configure the Simulink Real-Time target settings with Simulink Real-Time Explorer or MATLAB language. Finally, build and download the real-time application to the target computer.


Simulink Real-Time ExplorerInteract with target computer and real-time application running on target computer
Simulink Real-Time TET MonitorMonitor task execution time for the real-time application running on target computer


TargetRepresent real-time application and target computer status
InstrumentCreate real-time instrument object


slrtExplorerOpen Simulink Real-Time explorer and interact with target computers and real-time applications
slrtLogViewerOpen the Simulink Real-Time System Log Viewer tab in the Simulink Real-Time Explorer to view the console log from the target computer
slrtTETMonitorOpen Simulink Real-Time task execution time (TET) monitor
slrealtimeInterface for managing target computer
addTargetAdd target computer definition to targets object
removeTargetRemove target computer definition from targets object
getTargetSettingsGet target computer environment settings
getDefaultTargetNameGet default target computer name
setDefaultTargetNameSet default target computer name
isConnectedGet target computer connected status
isLoadedGet real-time application loaded status
isRunningGet real-time application running status
resetReset target object


1. Target Computer Setup

Target Computer Settings

Configure the Simulink Real-Time environment as required by the target computer. Speedgoat® target machines support PCI bus Ethernet cards.

2. Target Computer Boot Configuration

Real-Time Application and Target Computer Modes

Run real-time applications by using the target computer in connected mode, standalone mode, or external mode. Speedgoat target machines boot the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS and then you run real-time applications in the selected target computer mode.

3. Installation Test

Application and Driver Scripts

Examine models and scripts that illustrate Simulink Real-Time features.

Configuration and Control Alternatives

Configuration and Control Target Computer

Configuring and controlling Simulink Real-Time interactively and by writing scripts and programs.


Troubleshooting in Simulink Real-Time

Troubleshoot problems that you encounter while using the Simulink Real-Time product