March 22, 2022
MathWorks has introduced Release 2022a of the MATLAB and Simulink product families. Release 2022a (R2022a) offers hundreds of new and updated features and functions in MATLAB and Simulink, along with five new products and 11 major updates.
New capabilities in MATLAB include new apps and App Designer functions, graphics enhancements and the ability to customize Live Editor tasks. Simulink updates enable users to streamline masking workflows with a new mask editor and accelerate simulation using a model reference local solver.
R2022a also introduces products supporting wireless and industrial communications, as well as automated driving:
- Bluetooth Toolbox
MathWorks Bluetooth Toolbox provides standard-based tools to design, simulate, and verify Bluetooth communications systems. It supports test waveform generation, golden reference verification and Bluetooth network modeling.
- DSP HDL Toolbox
DSP HDL Toolbox provides preverified, hardware-ready Simulink blocks and subsystems for developing signal processing applications such as wireless, radar, audio and sensor processing. It includes templates for interfacing MATLAB and Simulink as well as reference examples.
- Industrial Communication Toolbox
Industrial Communication Toolbox provides access to live and historical industrial plant data directly from MATLAB and Simulink. Users can read, write and log OPC Unified Architecture (UA) data from devices such as distributed control systems, supervisory control and data acquisition systems and programmable logic controllers.
- Wireless Testbench
Wireless Testbench provides reference applications that are ready to run on off-the-shelf software-defined radio (SDR) hardware such as USRP using over-the-air signals for high-speed data transmit, capture and spectrum monitoring.
- RoadRunner Scenario
RoadRunner Scenario is an interactive editor that enables design of scenarios for simulating and testing automated driving systems. Place vehicles and paths, define logic and parameterize scenarios, then simulate the scenarios in the editor. Users can choose from built-in vehicle actors or design their own using MATLAB and Simulink, or CARLA.
In addition to new products, R2022a includes major updates to MATLAB Compiler SDK, MATLAB Production Server, Robotics System Toolbox, Simulink Real-Time and other products in the areas of signal processing, computational finance and verification, validation and test. R2022a is available immediately worldwide.
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