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Third-Party Products: Hands-On Learning with MATLAB and Simulink

Third-party products combine with MATLAB® and Simulink® to provide students with direct experience in control design, signal processing, and other topics. Industry-standard data acquisition hardware brings real-world input data to classroom experiments. Experimental systems enable students to apply theory to real examples using modeling, simulation, and analysis skills. Curriculum resources help students use standard workflows to solve typical industry problems.

CleveLabs, a biomedical engineering and health sciences laboratory course system, integrates bioinstrumentation hardware and transducers with over 30 easy-to-follow lab sessions. The labs can be applied to biomedical engineering, health sciences, and pre-engineering studies up to the graduate level. Topics covered include instrumentation, electrophysiology, and clinical applications. The CleveLabs SDK provides MATLAB drivers, giving students real-time access to CleveLabs hardware and enabling them to design custom software.

Diamond Systems’ Analog I/O Modules offer high-performance I/O and autocalibration technology for low measurement error. Modules offer a range of counters and analog and digital inputs and outputs through drivers available from The MathWorks. The modules are integrated with xPC Target™, enabling engineering students and researchers to rapidly build and test prototypes of systems and incorporate real-world I/O.
Diamond Systems

Texas Instruments, The MathWorks, and Jacob Fainguelernt of Tel Aviv University have partnered to provide signal processing teaching materials that illustrate a workflow for developing applications. Students start with an algorithm idea, prototype the design, and then deploy it on a DSP starter kit. They experiment with real-time DSP applications using MATLAB and Simulink together with TI’s Code Composer Studio™ software and DSP hardware (DaVinci, C6000™, and C2000™). A free teaching CD provides technical presentations, documentation, and sample exercises for audio, video, imaging, communications, and control applications.
Texas Instruments

Quanser provides a full range of control experiments suitable for teaching basic to advanced control theory, as well as a variety of mechatronic platforms for research. The modular line of teaching hardware includes linear, rotary, specialty, and mechatronics experiments that can be controlled through a target supported by Real-Time Workshop®. Students can graphically design controllers in Simulink and then generate code to implement controllers for their experiments. Students learn to change and log parameters, set triggers, and record data.

Third-party products are listed on this page as a service to our readers. The MathWorks has not tested these products, and this listing does not constitute an endorsement.

Published 2009