MathWorks Releases MATLAB, Simulink R2015b

MathWorks Releases MATLAB, Simulink R2015b
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Natick, Mass. – (9 September 2015) 

MathWorks today introduced Release 2015b (R2015b) with a range of new capabilities in MATLAB and Simulink. In addition to new features in MATLAB and Simulink, R2015b includes updates and bug fixes to 83 other products.

MATLAB Product Family

  • MATLAB updates include:
    • New execution engine that runs MATLAB code faster
    • Graph and directed graph functions for creating, analyzing, and visualizing graphs and networks
    • Add-On Explorer – a single interface for adding community-authored and MathWorks toolboxes, apps, functions, models, and hardware support
    • Hardware support for iOS sensors, Raspberry Pi 2, and BeagleBone Black
  • MATLAB Compiler SDK: Deployable MATLAB components for integration with applications written in Python
  • Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox: SVR (support vector regression) and Gaussian processes (Kriging) for fitting models, PCA feature transformation in the Classification Learner app, and GPU acceleration of 65 functions
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox: GPU acceleration for functions in Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox including probability distributions, descriptive statistics, and hypothesis testing; and additional MATLAB functions
  • Image Processing Toolbox: Gabor and box filtering, C code generation for 20 functions with MATLAB Coder, and improved grayscale morphology and filtering performance
  • Computer Vision System Toolbox:​ 3-D point cloud processing, including geometric shape fitting, normal vector estimation and visualization
  • Database Toolbox: Faster database read and write
  • Control System Toolbox: 2-DOF PID controller tuning
  • Robust Control Toolbox: Robust tuning with systune and the Control System Tuner app for automatically tuning robust controllers for plants with uncertain parameters

Simulink Product Family

  • Simulink updates include:
    • New UI in scopes for viewing and debugging signals with cursors and measurements
    • Referenced projects for creating reusable components and simplifying large modeling projects
    • Always-on tuning of block parameters and workspace variables during simulation
    • Multilingual block names, signal names, and MATLAB Function comments​​ for use across Simulink, Stateflow and Simulink Coder
  • Stateflow: Messages – new objects that carry data and that can be queued
  • Simscape: Two-Phase Fluid block library and simulation speed improvements for switched-linear systems
  • Simulink Design Optimization: Faster parameter estimation and response optimization with Simulink Fast Restart

 Signal Processing and Communications

  • Antenna Toolbox: Analysis of infinite arrays and visualization of E-H fields
  • LTE System Toolbox: Release 12 downlink 256 QAM modulation for small cells, Release 11 multicell zero power CSI-RS patterns, and enhanced waveform generation

Code Generation

  • MATLAB Coder: C code generation for cell arrays
  • Embedded Coder: Quick configuration of models to generate efficient, reusable code
  • HDL Coder: Run-time hardware parameter tuning for Xilinx Zynq and Altera SoC FPGA using the AXI4 interface
  • Simulink PLC Coder: Code generation for Siemens TIA Portal IDE, and support for global variables in Siemens TIA Portal and STEP 7 IDEs

Verification and Validation

R2015b is available immediately worldwide. For more information, see R2015b Highlights.

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About MathWorks

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design for multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MATLAB and Simulink are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 3000 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. For additional information,

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