R2012b Release Highlights


Release 2012b includes:

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MATLAB Product Family Highlights

  • MATLAB: Toolstrip that replaces menus and toolbars in MATLAB Desktop
  • MATLAB: Apps gallery that presents apps from the MATLAB product family
  • MATLAB Production Server: A new product for running MATLAB programs as a part of web, database, and enterprise applications
  • Neural Network Toolbox: Faster training and large dataset handling using Parallel Computing Toolbox
  • Financial Toolbox: CVaR (Conditional Value-at-Risk) portfolio optimization for assets of arbitrary return distributions
  • Financial Instruments Toolbox: A new product that combines the functionality of Financial Derivatives Toolbox and Fixed-Income Toolbox

Simulink Product Family Highlights

  • Simulink: New Simulink Editor for Simulink models and Stateflow charts featuring tabbed windows, smart signal routing, and simulation rewind
  • Simulink: Built-in support for running models on Arduino and PandaBoard hardware
  • Stateflow: State Transition Tables, MATLAB as an action language, and in-chart debugging
  • DO Qualification Kit: Support for DO-178C and DO-331 Model-Based Development and Verification Supplement to DO-178C and DO-278A
  • IEC Certification Kit: Support for final published release of ISO 26262:2011
  • SimMechanics: Second Generation technology support for code generation and import of CAD models

System Toolboxes for Design in MATLAB and Simulink

Code Generation

  • MATLAB Coder: Code generation readiness tool and parfor support for running code on multicore processors
  • Simulink Coder: Reusable code for subsystems shared across models and reduced data copies in generated code
  • HDL Coder: HDL code generation for Reed-Solomon, QAM, and interleaver blocks in Communications System Toolbox
  • HDL Verifier: FPGA-in-the-loop System object for MATLAB and custom board APIs
  • xPC Target: Redesigned xPC Target Explorer featuring a multiwindowed workflow with improved performance and 64-bit support

Release Notes by Product

* Indicates major update