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 Target Computer ManagerInteract with target computer


SimulinkRealTime.targetRepresent real-time application and target computer status
SimulinkRealTime.openFTPProvide FTP access to folders and files on target computer


Target Settings PropertiesSettings related to target computer


slrtInterface for managing target computer
slrtexplrConfigure target computer and real-time application for execution
slrttestTest Simulink Real-Time installation
SimulinkRealTime.addTargetAdd target computer interface
SimulinkRealTime.removeTargetRemove target computer interface
SimulinkRealTime.targetSettings.setAsDefaultTargetSet specific target computer as default target computer
SimulinkRealTime.utils.minimumSampleTimeDetermine the minimum sample time at which a model can run
SimulinkRealTime.utils.TETMonitor.openDisplay TET monitor
SimulinkRealTime.getTargetSettingsGet target computer environment settings
SimulinkRealTime.getSupportInfoDiagnostic information to troubleshoot configuration issues
getDiskSpaceReturn free space and total space on the drive, in bytes
getPCIInfoReturn information about PCI boards installed in target computer
SimulinkRealTime.utils.getConsoleLogRetrieve the log that the kernel writes to the target computer screen
SimulinkRealTime.utils.TargetComputerManagerConfigure connection to target computer and real-time application for execution


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

Target Computer Boot Methods

Start the Simulink Real-Time kernel on the target computer. Speedgoat target machines support network, DOS loader, and standalone mode boot methods.

3. Installation Test

Run Confidence Test on Configuration

Test the basic operation of your Simulink Real-Time system.


Troubleshooting in Simulink Real-Time

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