Development Computer Requirements

To install and run Simulink® Real-Time™, MATLAB®, Simulink, and other required and optional software, the development computer must be a 64-bit, PC-compatible system with Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5 or later installed. See Installing the .NET Framework (

In the Simulink Real-Time software environment, the development computer is usually your desktop computer. A notebook computer is also a viable development computer.


To install and run the Simulink Real-Time product, the development computer requires one hard disk drive with 60 MB of free space.

For producing target computer boot media, the development computer requires:

  • CD-RW drive or DVD-RW drive

  • USB drive (Universal Serial Bus drive)

    You can use a USB drive as a removable boot drive and for data transfer to and from the target computer. For data storage, Simulink Real-Time supports 1-LUN (logical unit) USB drives, 2-LUN USB drives, and 4-LUN card readers.

  • SD (Compact) flash drive

  • Removable hard drive

  • 3.5-inch floppy disk drive

Communication with Target Computer

For communicating with the target computer, the development computer requires one available Ethernet interface (PCI or USB) connected to a network. Configure the development computer Ethernet port to use Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) only. Specify a nonroutable static IP address of the form 10.x.x.x.

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