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Install Support for Raspberry Pi Hardware

You can add support for Raspberry Pi™ hardware to the Simulink® product. When you complete this process, and replace the firmware, you can run Simulink models on Raspberry Pi hardware.

The installation process adds the following items to your host computer:

  • Third-party software development tools

  • A Simulink block library called Simulink Support Package for Raspberry Pi Hardware.

  • Examples

Raspberry Pi Operating System Requirements

You can set up your Raspberry Pi hardware using either the MathWorks® Raspbian image or by customizing the Raspbian Linux® operating system on your Raspberry Pi, namely Stretch or Buster. The MathWorks Raspbian image is composed of the latest Raspbian image with all the libraries and packages required to make the image compatible with MATLAB® and Simulink.

If you customize the operating system running on your Raspberry Pi, the custom image should be composed of all the libraries and packages required to make the image compatible with MATLAB and Simulink. If you choose to customize your Raspberry Pi OS, the Review Required Packages and Libraries screen on the Raspberry Pi Hardware Setup window displays a complete list of libraries and packages that you need to install on your Raspberry Pi hardware.

Install, Update, or Uninstall Support Package

Install Support Package

  1. On the MATLAB Home tab, in the Environment section, select Add-Ons > Get Hardware Support Packages.

  2. In the Add-On Explorer window, click the support package and then click Install.

Update Support Package

On the MATLAB Home tab, in the Environment section, select Help > Check for Updates.

Uninstall Support Package

  1. On the MATLAB Home tab, in the Environment section, click Add-Ons > Manage Add-Ons.

  2. In the Add-On Manager window, find and click the support package, and then click Uninstall.

Hardware Setup

Hardware boards and devices supported by MathWorks require additional configuration and setup steps to connect to MATLAB and Simulink. Each support package provides a hardware setup process that guides you through registering, configuring, and connecting to your hardware board.

If the support package is already installed, you can start the hardware setup by opening the Add-On Manager.

In the Add-On Manager, start the hardware setup process by clicking the Setup button, .

After starting, the Hardware Setup window provides instructions for configuring the support package to work with your hardware.

Follow the instructions on each page of the Hardware Setup window. When the hardware setup process completes, you can open the examples to get familiar with the product and its features.

Limitations

Simscape™ blocks add precompiled libraries to the generated code that do not work with the Raspberry Pi hardware board. To use Simscape in a model that deploys to the Raspberry Pi hardware model requires modifying the Simscape blocks to add source files instead of libraries.

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