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Signal Monitoring and Tracing with MATLAB

Signal visualization with and without real-time information

If you require only the signal value, not the time at which it reached that value, monitor the signal with MATLAB®. See Signal Monitoring Basics.

If you require the signal value and the time at which it reached that value, mark signals for logging with the Simulation Data Inspector or add a File Log to your model. See Signal Tracing Basics.


InstrumentCreate real-time instrument object



Signal Monitoring Basics

Acquire non-time-stamped signal data while running a real-time application.

Signal Tracing Basics

Acquire and visualize signals while running a real-time application.

Parameter Tuning and Data Logging

This example shows how to use real-time parameter tuning and data logging with Simulink® Real-Time™.

Signal Monitoring

Monitor Signals by Using Simulink Real-Time Explorer

Acquire non-time-stamped signal data and display it in text format.

Instrument a Stateflow Subsystem

Monitor Stateflow® states.

MATLAB Interface

Target and Application Objects

Use the MATLAB Command Window to change properties and control the target computer and your real-time application.

Instrumentation Apps for Real-Time Applications

Interface with your real-time application by using instrument panel apps.


Troubleshoot Signals Not Accessible by Name

Investigate issues for some signal types prevent monitoring, tracing, or logging.

Internationalization Issues

Learn about Simulink® Real-Time™ support for internationalization.


Troubleshooting in Simulink Real-Time

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