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Simulation Interface Toolkit

LabVIEW 2010 Simulation Interface Toolkit Help

Edition Date: June 2010

Part Number: 371504F-01

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The LabVIEW Simulation Interface Toolkit interfaces LabVIEW with The MathWorks, Inc. Simulink application software and The MathWorks, Inc. Real-Time Workshop application software in a way that enables you to develop, prototype, and test control systems using models developed in the Simulink simulation environment. You use the Simulation Interface Toolkit to create a LabVIEW user interface for a model developed in the Simulink simulation environment and run a simulation on a real-time (RT) target.

This help file contains:

  • Concepts—An overview of how to use the Simulation Interface Toolkit.
  • How-To—Step-by-step instructions on accomplishing tasks using the Simulation Interface Toolkit.
  • Reference—Detailed information about the Simulation Interface VIs.

Use the NI Example Finder, available by selecting Help�Find Examples, to browse examples that show you how to use the Simulation Interface Toolkit. Select Toolkits and Modules�Simulation Interface from the example tree on the Browse page to find the relevant examples. You must launch the SIT Server, which starts automatically when you launch The MathWorks, Inc. MATLAB application software, before you can run an example VI.

Note��If you installed the MATLAB application software files as read-only, you must modify the matlabrc.m file to launch the SIT Server automatically.

LabVIEW is a graphical programming language that uses icons instead of lines of text to create applications. LabVIEW applications often are called virtual instruments, or VIs, because the appearance and operation of these applications often imitate physical instruments, such as oscilloscopes and multimeters.

Simulink, an add-on toolkit for the MATLAB application software, provides a graphical environment for designing and executing dynamic system models. You can create models in the Simulink software environment using blocks you can customize and graphical wires to specify data flow.

Real-Time Workshop is an add-on package for the Simulink application software that generates C code versions of models from the model diagrams developed in the Simulink simulation environment. Real-Time Workshop then uses a C compiler to compile the C code for execution on RT targets.

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