MATLAB and Simulink Requirements

System Requirements for MATLAB R2022a

Operating System

macOS Monterey (12)
macOS Big Sur (11.6)
macOS Catalina (10.15.7)


Support for macOS Catalina (10.15) will be discontinued in an upcoming release



Minimum: Any Intel x86-64 processor

Recommended: Any Intel x86-64 processor with four logical cores and AVX2 instruction set support

Apple Silicon

Minimum: Any M-series chip

Note: On Apple silicon Macs, MATLAB runs using Rosetta 2


Minimum: 4 GB

Recommended: 8 GB

Note: For Polyspace, 4 GB per core is recommended


3.5 GB for just MATLAB
5-8 GB for a typical installation
24 GB for an all products installation
An SSD is strongly recommended


Any Mac able to run macOS Catalina has a GPU able to run MATLAB.

GPU acceleration with Parallel Computing Toolbox is not available on macOS.

Products Not Available for macOS

  • Data Acquisition Toolbox
  • Deep Learning HDL Toolbox
  • GPU Coder
  • HDL Verifier
  • Model-Based Calibration Toolbox
  • Polyspace Access
  • Polyspace Client for Ada
  • Polyspace Code Prover Access
  • Polyspace Server for Ada
  • RF PCB Toolbox
  • RoadRunner
  • RoadRunner Asset Library
  • RoadRunner Scene Builder
  • Signal Integrity Toolbox
  • Simulink Code Inspector
  • Simulink Real-Time
  • SoC Blockset
  • Spreadsheet Link
  • Vehicle Network Toolbox
  • Vision HDL Toolbox