MATLAB® Support Package for Raspberry Pi™ Hardware provides two ways of programming Raspberry Pi applications from MATLAB.
Interactive communication: You can remotely communicate with a Raspberry Pi from a desktop installation of MATLAB or through a web browser with MATLAB Online™. Acquire data from sensors and imaging devices connected to the Raspberry Pi and then analyze and visualize it in MATLAB.
Standalone execution: With MATLAB Coder™, you can develop standalone embedded applications for Raspberry Pi. Use the interactive communication to prototype and develop your MATLAB algorithm, then automatically generate equivalent C code and deploy it to the Raspberry Pi to run as a standalone application.
Libraries of MATLAB functions are provided for the following Raspberry Pi add-ons and interfaces:
Learn more about Raspberry Pi programming with MATLAB and Simulink.
The setup process for MATLAB Support Package for Raspberry Pi Hardware is different depending on whether you are using MATLAB on the desktop or MATLAB Online.
If you are using the desktop version of MATLAB, you need to install the support package in MATLAB.
If you are using MATLAB Online, the support package is already installed for you. However, you need to prepare your Raspberry Pi by installing the MATLAB package for Raspberry Pi on the device.
The following Raspberry Pi models are supported by the support package.
|Raspberry Pi Model||MATLAB Releases Supported||Supported in MATLAB Online?|
|Raspberry Pi 1 Model B (discontinued)||R2014a - Current||No|
|Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+||R2014b - Current||No|
|Raspberry Pi 2 Model B||R2014b - Current||Yes|
|Raspberry Pi 3 Model B||R2016a - Current||Yes|
|Raspberry Pi Zero W||R2018a - Current||No|
|Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
||R2018b - Current
|Raspberry Pi 4 Model B||R2020a - Current||Yes|
Note: Raspberry Pi 1 Model A, Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+, and Raspberry Pi Zero are currently not supported.
Raspberry Pi is a tiny, low-cost, single-board computer that supports embedded Linux operating systems, such as Raspbian. The Raspberry Pi features a Broadcom® system-on-a-chip, which includes an ARM® processor, onboard RAM, and a VideoCore IV GPU.
See the hardware support package system requirements table for current and prior version, release, and platform availability.
View enhancements and bug fixes in release notes.
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Support Package Installer installs this support package. To start the installer, go to the MATLAB toolstrip and click Add-Ons > Get Hardware Support Packages. For more information, read the documentation.