Engineers and scientists connect MATLAB and Simulink to FPGAs, microprocessors, cameras, instruments, and other hardware to design, test, and verify systems that combine hardware and software components.
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is leading a worldwide team whose mission is to develop a prosthetic that enables the wearer to move with the speed, dexterity, and force of a real arm and perceive pressure, force, & temperature.
Using a thermal model of a house as an example, this article describes a methodology for communicating with other devices via TCP/IP using inexpensive external hardware. The real-time system used is xPC Target.
PC-based rapid prototyping within Model-Based Design is widely recognized as a quick, efficient way to test ideas and experimental solutions early in development, when they are easier and less costly to fix.