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Apr 8, 2011

MathWorks Announces Release 2011a of the MATLAB and Simulink Product Families

MathWorks today announced Release 2011a (R2011a) of its MATLAB and Simulink product families. Key in this release is the introduction of a new generation of code generation products, MATLAB Coder, Simulink Coder, and Embedded Coder. R2011a also updates 80 other products, including Polyspace embedded software verification products.

For MATLAB, R2011a highlights include:

Improved performance for many linear algebra functions in MATLAB
Large-scale interior-point solver for quadratic programming in Optimization Toolbox
Utilization of up to 8 local workers by MATLAB Compiler generated applications and components using Parallel Computing Toolbox
Object-oriented portfolio optimization solver with turnover and transaction costs in Financial Toolbox
Engle-Granger and Johansen cointegration tests and VEC parameter estimation in Econometrics Toolbox

R2011a also launches new System toolboxes for MATLAB and Simulink:

DSP System Toolbox, which combines features of Signal Processing Blockset and Filter Design Toolbox
Communications System Toolbox, which combines features of Communications Toolbox and Communications Blockset
Computer Vision System Toolbox, which incorporates the functionality of Video and Image Processing Blockset and adds new computer vision algorithms
Phased Array System Toolbox, which provides algorithms and tools for designing, simulating, and analyzing phased array signal processing systems

R2011a highlights for Simulink include:

Signal Logging Selector to compare simulation results across models and runs in Simulink
Merge capability for Simulink models from the XML text comparison in Simulink Report Generator
FPGA-in-the loop, customizable I/O, and board support for Xilinx devices in Simulink HDL Coder, EDA Simulator Link, and xPC Target
Custom component authoring using the Simscape language in SimDriveline
Automatic detection of overflow and divide-by-zero design errors using Polyspace technology in Simulink Design Verifier

R2011a, the eleventh consecutive six-month release from MathWorks, is available immediately and is being provided to users worldwide with current subscriptions to MathWorks Software Maintenance Service for immediate installation.