R2012a Release Highlights

What’s New in Release 2012a

Release 2012a includes new features in MATLAB®, Simulink®, and Polyspace® products, and updates and bug fixes to 77 other products. Subscribers to MathWorks Software Maintenance Service can download product updates. Visit the License Center to download products, activate software, and manage your license and user information.

MATLAB Product Family Highlights

  • MATLAB: Unified functions for 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D numerical integration and improved performance of basic math and interpolation functions
  • MATLAB Compiler™: MATLAB Compiler Runtime (MCR) available for download, simplifying distribution of compiled applications and components
  • Image Processing Toolbox™: Automatic image registration using intensity metric optimization
  • Statistics Toolbox™: Enhanced interface for fitting, prediction, and plotting with linear, generalized linear, and nonlinear regression
  • System Identification Toolbox™: Identification of continuous-time transfer functions

Code Generation Products

  • HDL Coder™: New product that replaces Simulink HDL Coder and adds HDL code generation directly from MATLAB
  • HDL Verifier™: New product that replaces EDA Simulator Link and adds Altera FPGA-in-the-loop support
  • MATLAB Coder™: Code generation from user-defined System objects and automated generation of dynamic shared libraries
  • Embedded Coder®: AUTOSAR 4.0 compatibility, reduced data copies, and linking of code generation reports with Simulink Web views

System Toolboxes for Design in MATLAB and Simulink

Simulink Product Family Highlights

  • Simulink: Ability to run models directly from Simulink on target hardware including LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT™ and BeagleBoard™
  • SimMechanics™: Second-generation multibody modeling and simulation technology with new 3-D visualization
  • Real-Time Windows Target™: Real-time execution of models in Windows® using Simulink Normal mode

Release Notes by Product

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