Arduino support from MATLAB and Simulink across releases
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MathWorks Support Team on 14 Sep 2015
What are all the different ways I can use Arduino with MathWorks products? Which of these approaches is possible on the release I’m using? Which are officially supported by MathWorks? How can I decide which one I should be using?
MathWorks Support Team on 19 Apr 2021
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 19 Apr 2021
Arduino hardware can be connected to MATLAB and Simulink in numerous ways. This article describes the differences between the most popular ways of using Arduino hardware with MathWorks software. The latest support is described at https://www.mathworks.com/discovery/arduino-programming-matlab-simulink.html.
Whenever possible, it is recommended to use the
. These solutions are authored by MathWorks development and will be maintained and enhanced over time. If you require any features that are not provided in these offerings, please
to help prioritize future enhancements.
1. MATLAB Support Package for Arduino Hardware
Directly stream real world inputs and outputs between an Arduino and a computer running MATLAB. Contains only MATLAB functions, not Simulink blocks. All computations occur in MATLAB on a desktop computer, which is connected to the Arduino over serial. Does not support the ability to program the Arduino for standalone execution. Authored by MathWorks development and will be enhanced over time.
Release Compatibility: R2014a and later
2. Simulink Support Package for Arduino Hardware
Embed algorithms developed in Simulink onto an Arduino device for standalone execution. Simulink models run locally on the device. On some devices, data can be sent back to Simulink when running in External mode. MATLAB code can be included by using a MATLAB Function Block. Authored by MathWorks development and will be enhanced over time.
Release Compatibility: R2013a and later
Support in R2012a and R2012b is discontinued as of September 2018. Please
release to take advantage of updates to the MATLAB & Simulink product families, and the Simulink Support Package for Arduino Hardware.
3. Legacy MATLAB and Simulink Support for Arduino Hardware
Directly stream real world inputs and outputs between an Arduino and a computer running MATLAB and Simulink. Includes both MATLAB functions and Simulink blocks. Interactive communication with a Simulink model running in Normal mode. Provides support for encoders. Does not support programming board for standalone execution. Not maintained or tested by MathWorks.
Release Compatibility: R2011a and later
Web Page: https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/32374-legacy-matlab-and-simulink-support-for-arduino
4. Embedded Coder Target for Arduino
Custom Embedded Coder target that uses Arduino as the platform. Requires Simulink and Embedded Coder. Provides access to more code generation optimization options and access to the auto-generated code that is used to program the board. Supports Processor-in-the-Loop (PIL) mode. Custom Target can be modified for other microprocessors. Not maintained or tested by MathWorks.
Release Compatibility: R2013b and later
More Answers (5)
LOKENDRA SINGH on 11 Sep 2016
Please provide offline zip files for arduino hardware support for matlab and simulink . As the zip downloaded from option get hardware support through internet option and download option error -- invaild zip or corrupt file message appears in matlab 2015b
Omar Crypps on 29 Jan 2017
I had a problem when installing the Arduino support package the error says
Error installing third party software adafruit motor shield v2 Library
Do you have any idea how i can solve this problem ?
Marcond Marchi on 7 Feb 2019
I'm head of design for Adelino board (https://github.com/neoautus/Adelino), which is an open hardware, Arduino-compatible board with integrated wifi and Grove compatibility.
Since we also target educational markets, we would like to make our board compatible with Matlab.
Is it possible? How should we proceed? I understand that there is a set of interfaces which we should support within our firmware and some valitation process. Is that right?