MathWorks announces Release 2014a (R2014a) of its MATLAB and Simulink product families. R2014a includes new releases of MATLAB and Simulink, and updates and bug fixes to 81 other products.
The MATLAB product family includes MATLAB: Raspberry Pi and webcam hardware support packages; Optimisation Toolbox: Mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) solver; Statistics Toolbox: Repeated measures modelling for data with multiple measurements per subject; Image Processing Toolbox: C-code generation for 25 functions with MATLAB Coder, and GPU acceleration for 5 functions; Econometrics Toolbox: State-space models, self-calibrating Kalman filter with missing data, and performance enhancements for ARIMA/GARCH models; Financial Instruments Toolbox: Dual curve construction, functions to compute credit exposure and exposure profile, and Black's model pricing of caps, floors, and swaptions; SimBiology: Unified functions for model estimation and desktop enhancements for model exploration; System Identification Toolbox: Recursive Least Squares Estimator and online model parameter estimation blocks; and MATLAB Production Server: Secure communication between client and server and dynamic request creation.
The Simulink product family includes Simulink: Data dictionary for defining and managing design data associated with models; Simulink: Single-model workflow for algorithm partitioning and targeting of multicore processors and FPGAs; Simulink: Built-in support for LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, Arduino Due, and Samsung Galaxy Android devices; Stateflow: Context-sensitive tab completion in Stateflow charts; Simulink Real-Time: Instrument panels, high-resolution target display, FlexRay protocol support, and combined functionality of xPC Target and xPC Target Embedded Option; SimMechanics: STEP file import and total constraint force calculation for joints; and Simulink Report Generator: Object Inspector and Informer for rich information display in Simulink web views.
System toolboxes for design in MATLAB and Simulink include the Computer Vision System Toolbox consisting of stereo vision and optical character recognition (OCR) functions.
Code generation is via Embedded Coder: Support for merging changes from AUTOSAR tools into Simulink models; Embedded Coder: ARM Cortex-A optimised code generation using Ne10 Library; HDL Coder: Enumeration data type support and clock-frequency-driven automatic pipelining; and HDL Verifier: FPGA-in-the-loop over JTAG for Altera hardware.