MATLAB® supports a variety of hardware platforms for classroom laboratory use. With MATLAB and these platforms, your students can bring theory to life with hands-on projects in controls, mechatronics, robotics, signal processing, and circuit design.
Digilent Analog Discovery Design Kit is a hardware development platform that enables students to design their own analog circuits. Teaching materials, reference designs, and lab projects are available for download.
The Data Acquisition Toolbox™ Support Package for Digilent Analog Discovery hardware lets you perform the following tasks in MATLAB:
- Read data from the two oscilloscope channels (analog input)
- Control and generate data from the two waveform generators (analog output)
- Characterize ICs and measure behavior of the circuit and IC components
- Find and display Digilent Analog Discovery device settings
Arduino® is a microcontroller board for exploring concepts in electrical engineering, motor control, and mechatronics.
MATLAB support for Arduino enables you to use MATLAB to communicate with the Arduino board over a USB cable. With this package your students can:
- Interactively develop programs to acquire analog and digital data
- Control DC, servo, and stepper motors
- Run control loops at up to 25 Hz (not real time)
Raspberry Pi™ is a tiny, low-cost, single-board computer specifically designed for teaching. It features a Broadcom® system-on-a-chip that includes an ARM11 processor running at 700 MHz, 256 or 512 MB RAM, and a VideoCore IV GPU.
MATLAB support for Raspberry Pi includes:
- A library of MATLAB functions that let you acquire data from sensors and imaging devices, including the Raspberry Pi Camera Board, I2C, SPI and serial interfaces, and GPIO pins
- Access to prebuilt audio and video algorithms in DSP System Toolbox™ and Computer Vision Toolbox™