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Real-Time Simulation

Simulink® Real-Time™ Simscape™ checks, Simscape HDL Workflow Advisor

Deploying a plant model allows you to test your control algorithm. You can deploy your Simscape Electrical™ model for real-time simulation, including hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation, using generated C code or HDL code.

Generate C code to deploy a nonlinear, linear, or switched linear model that requires a 20 µs or greater simulation sample time. If you have a license for Simulink Coder™, you can generate C code for deployment to a real-time target machine. If you have a license for Embedded Coder®, you can generate C code for deployment to an embedded system. If you have a license for Simulink Real-Time, you can use Simscape checks to prepare your Simscape Electrical models for code generation. You can then use the Simulink Real-Time Explorer to:

  • Generate and compile code on a development computer.

  • Download the real-time application to a target computer.

  • Execute the real-time application remotely from the development computer.

To learn how to generate and deploy a C code version of a Simscape model, see Real-Time Model Preparation Workflow, Real-Time Simulation Workflow, and Hardware-In-The-Loop Simulation Workflow.

Generate HDL code to deploy a linear or switched linear model that requires a 1 µs or greater simulation sample time. If you have a license for HDL Coder™, you can generate HDL code from your Simscape Electrical model without first manually converting the model to a Simulink model by using the Simscape HDL Workflow Advisor. The sschdladvisor function generates an HDL code compatible version of your model. You can then generate code from the HDL implementation model and deploy your plant model to an FPGA for HIL simulation.

To learn how to generate an HDL version of a Simscape model, see Generate HDL Code Using the Simscape HDL Workflow Advisor.

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