MathWorks has introduced the second update of its MATLAB and Simulink product families with a range of new capabilities, called Release 2015b (R2015b). In addition to new features in MATLAB and Simulink, R2015b includes updates and bug fixes to 83 other products, MathWorks noted. Updates were also made in the areas of Signal Processing and Communications, Code Generation, as well as Verification and Validation.
MathWorks has updated MATLAB with a new execution engine running codes faster, graph and directed graph functions, add-on explorer and hardware support for iOS sensors, Raspberry Pi 2, and BeagleBone Black. The graph functions are used for creating, analysing, and visualising graphs and networks, while the add-on explorer is a single interface for adding community-authored and MathWorks toolboxes, apps, models, and hardware support. Other additions to the MATLAB product family include MATLAB Compiler SDK, and toolboxes for Statistics and Machine Learning, Parallel Computing, Image Processing, Computer Vision System, Database, Control System, and Robust Control.
Similarly, Simulink updates include new user interface to view and debug signals with cursors and measurements, referenced projects, always-on tuning of block parameters, and multilingual block names, signal names, and MATLAB Function comments. Simulink product Stateflow now has been updated with messages that are new objects to carry data and that can be queued. Simscape is another product that has two-Phase Fluid block library and simulation speed improvements for switched-linear systems. Finally, Simulink Design Optimization provides faster parameter estimation and response optimization with Simulink Fast Restart.
MathWorks R2015b for the area of signal processing and communications includes Antenna Toolbox Analysis of infinite arrays and visualization of E-H fields and LTE System Toolbox. The update for Code Generation has MATLAB Coder, Embedded Coder, HDL Coder, and Simulink PLC Coder. Simulink Design Verifier, Simulink Test and Polyspace Bug Finder are the R2015b updates in the area of Verification and Validation.