MathWorks announced 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.
MATLAB includes updated Raspberry Pi and webcam hardware support packages, as well as updates to the Optimization Toolbox (a MILP solver), Statistics Toolbox, image processing, econometrics, and financial instruments.
SimBiology includes unified functions for model estimation and desktop enhancements for model exploration, while the System Identification Toolbox now includes a Recursive Least Squares Estimator and online model parameter estimation blocks.
Simulink has updated its data dictionary for defining and managing design data associated with models, and includes a single-model workflow for algorithm partitioning and targeting of multicore processors and FPGAs. It also includes built-in support for LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, Arduino Due, and Samsung Galaxy Android devices.
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