|xPC Target Release Notes|
This section introduces the new features and enhancements added to xPC Target 1.2 and xPC Target Embedded Option 1.2 since Version 1.1 of those products (Release 12.0).
For information about xPC Target and xPC Target Embedded Option features that are incorporated from Version 1.0, see New Features.
A beta version of the xPC Target C API is available from the Product News page at http://www.mathworks.com/support/author/xpc/index.shtml.
Use the C API to create stand-alone graphical user interfaces (GUIs) or console applications to interact with a real-time target application. xPC Target includes examples for Visual C/C++ and Visual BASIC.
UDP Driver Support
Communicate with another computer using User Datagram Protocol (UDP) packets. Add UDP driver blocks to your Simulink model and configure them for sending and receiving messages from another system.
The UDP driver blocks are not included on the R12.1 CD. Please check the Product News page at http://www.mathworks.com/support/author/xpc/index.shtml for the drivers when they become available.
Asynchronous Event (Interrupt) Support
Create subsystems that execute asynchronously when an event (interrupt) occurs.
These subsystems can communicate and be part of a larger model that executes with a monotonic step size.
We expect to further enhance the Asynchronous Event drivers currently available on the R12.1 CD. Please check the Product News page at http://www.mathworks.com/support/author/xpc/index.shtml for the enhanced version.
CAN FIFO Support
Use CAN FIFO model I/O drivers to either monitor an entire CAN network, or to minimize driver latency for certain applications.
100 Mbit/Second Ethernet Support
Use 10 or 100 megabit/second communication between the host and target computers for downloading real-time application and uploading signal data. The communication uses the TCP/IP protocol with an Ethernet card in both the host and target computers.
Fixed-Point Kernel Support
The xPC Target kernel runs on PCs (CPUs) that do not have a hardware floating-point unit. If needed, xPC Target uses a software floating-point emulator.
Increased Data Upload Speed
Upload log data about five times faster or better. Upload scope data about three times faster.
I/O Device Driver Support
xPC Target 1.2 includes new device drivers blocks:
|Known Software and Documentation Problems||Known Software and Documentation Problems|