MathWorks announced Release 2013a of its MATLAB and Simulink product families. New in this release is the introduction of Fixed-Point Designer, which combines the functionality of Fixed-Point Toolbox and Simulink Fixed Point. Also included are capabilities within Phased Array System Toolbox and SimRF that strengthen wireless and radar communications system design, the company says. R2013a also updates 80 other products, including Polyspace embedded software verification products.
New MATLAB features include calibration and Monte Carlo simulation for Hull-White, Linear Gaussian and LIBOR market models; image segmentation using active contours, C code generation for 10 functions, and GPU acceleration for 11 functions; Kinect for Windows sensor support for acquiring images, depth maps, and skeleton data; and support vector machines (SVMs) for binary classification, PCA algorithms for missing data, and the Anderson-Darling goodness-of-fit test.
Simulink features include SimRF, a circuit envelope solver for fast simulation and model load time; SimMechanics, a published XML schema for importing models from CAD and other systems; and Simulink coder, which reduces data copies for Simulink functions called from Stateflow.
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