Real-Time Windows Target Release Notes    

Chapter 2
Real-Time Windows Target 2.0 Release Notes

New Features

This section introduces the new features and enhancements added to the Real-Time Windows Target 2.0 since the Real-Time Windows Target 1.0 (Release 11.0).

I/O Device Driver Architecture

The Real-Time Window Target 2.0 includes a new I/O device driver architecture that simplifies the use of I/O blocks in Simulink block diagrams. After installing a new I/O board in your PC, you place a device driver block in your model and specify board-specific settings (e.g., board address) for this board.

Once you have added a new I/O board to your PC and you have used the device driver dialog box to specify board information, the board information is retained for future sessions. When you add additional blocks, you select an I/O board from a list of installed boards. You do not have to re-enter the same board information for each driver block.

You can use multiple I/O boards in your computer. When doing so, the driver blocks show a list of installed boards for you to choose. This reduces the need to search through a growing list of device drivers.

New I/O drivers allow you to use either normalized units for analog inputs and outputs, or allow you to directly specify units as voltage.

I/O driver blocks now provide a separate I/O block for digital inputs, digital outputs, analog inputs, and analog outputs. This avoids any confusing signal indexing required to specify a combination of analog and digital I/O.

The Adapter block has been eliminated. See Remove I/O Adapter Blocks from Your Simulink Model for upgrade issues.

External Mode Interface

Changes have been made to the external mode interface. These include minor changes and bug fixes that ensure data is displayed at the end of a simulation even when the number of points collected differs from the specified buffer size.

C Compiler Support

The Real-Time Windows Target 2.0 supports Microsoft Visual C/C++ version 5.0 and 6.0. This support was initially introduced in the Real-Time Windows Target 1.5, which was available as a download from the Web.

I/O Device Driver Support

New I/O device drivers have been added to the Real-Time Windows Target 2.0 for supporting additional boards.

Counter support - Real-Time Windows Target supports the counter boards CIO-QUAD02 and CIO-QUAD04 from ComputerBaords.

Following is a list of the new supported boards:

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