Simulink provides built-in support for prototyping, testing, and running models on low-cost target hardware, including Arduino®, LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT, and BeagleBoard. You can design algorithms in Simulink for control systems, robotics, audio processing, and computer vision applications and see them perform with hardware. This hardware support is also available in MATLAB and Simulink Student Version.
Simulink built-in support for hardware includes:
Automated installation and configuration
Target hardware device libraries of Simulink blocks that connect to I/O ports, sensors, and actuators
Streamlined workflows for designing, building, and executing algorithms on supported target hardware
Direct communication between Simulink and the target hardware
Interactive parameter tuning and signal monitoring of your application as it runs
Model deployment for autonomous execution