MathWorks has introduced Release 2013a (R2013a) of its Matlab and Simulink product families. New in this release is the Fixed-Point Designer, which combines the functionality of Fixed-Point Toolbox and Simulink Fixed Point. Also included are capabilities within Phased Array System Toolbox and SimRF that strengthen wireless and radar communications system design. R2013a also updates 80 other products, including Polyspace embedded software verification products.
For Matlab, R2013a highlights include: calibration and Monte Carlo simulation for Hull-White, Linear Gaussian and LIBOR market models; image segmentation using active contours, C code generation for 10 functions, and GPU acceleration for 11 functions; Kinect for Windows sensor support for acquiring images, depth maps and skeleton data; polarisation support, array tapers and apps for sensor array analysis, waveform analysis and radar equation calculation.
R2013a highlights for Simulink include: Circuit Envelope solver for fast simulation and model load time; Simulation Performance Advisor, masking of linked library blocks, and active variant control via logical expressions; published XML schema for importing models from CAD and other systems; reduced data copies for Simulink functions called from Stateflow; and HDL testbench generation from Matlab.