MathWorks MATLAB and Simulink Release 2010B

MathWorks introduced Release 2010b (R2010b) of their MATLAB and Simulink product families. New features include new communications system design capabilities in MATLAB, automated PID controls tuning, GigE Vision hardware standard support, SimRF system-level modeling of RF receiver architectures, and enhanced Simulink and Stateflow support for creating reusable models. Release 2010b updates 84 MathWorks products, including Polyspace code verification products. The new release is available immediately and is being provided to users with current subscriptions to MathWorks Software Maintenance Service.

MATLAB R2010b Features

  • Custom enumerated data types and 64-bit integer arithmetic
  • GPU computing with CUDA-enabled NVIDIA devices in Parallel Computing Toolbox
  • New commands and graphical tools for modeling and automatically tuning PID controllers
  • Support for the GigE Vision hardware standard in Image Acquisition Toolbox
  • New System objects for communications design in MATLAB, supporting 95 algorithms in Communications Blockset
  • OAS and CDS calculations in Fixed Income Toolbox, Reuters Contribute functionality in Datafeed Toolbox, and credit risk enhancements in Financial Toolbox
  • Spline Toolbox capabilities merged into Curve Fitting Toolbox
  • Graphical tool for fitting dynamic networks to time-series data in Neural Network Toolbox
  • Next-Generation Sequencing Browser in Bioinformatics Toolbox and time lag, error models, and covariate analysis in SimBiology

Simulink R2010b Features

  • FPGA Workflow Advisor, critical path highlighting, and DO-254 support in Simulink HDL Coder
  • Area-speed optimizations that include resource sharing, streaming, and distributed pipelining
  • Support for 42 blocks in Communications Blockset and Signal Processing Blockset
  • Support for the DO-254 standard
  • Test harness generation, data logging, and scripted test execution in Simulink Verification and Validation
  • SimRF, based on Simscape, including circuit envelope simulation and RF Blockset capabilities
  • Polyspace Server for C/C++ and Polyspace Server for Ada: Web interface for viewing project metrics
  • Arrays of buses with For Each subsystems for reducing Simulink model size, simulation time, and data copies for large-scale models
  • Subsystem variants in Simulink and atomic subcharts in Stateflow to create reusable model components
  • Parallel builds of model reference hierarchies with Real-Time Workshop and MATLAB Distributed Computing Server
  • Multicore support for multirate models in xPC Target and xPC Target Turnkey systems

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