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A Matlab® Approach for Implementing
Control Algorithms in Real-Time: RTWT
Andres Hernandez, Adrian Chavarro and Robin De Keyser
Ghent University, Dep. Electrical energy, Systems and Automation, Technologiepark 913,
B-9052 Gent,
1. Introduction
The literature about real-time systems presents digital control or computer controlled
systems as one of its most important practical applications. However, it is very difficult to
find in these textbooks real-time control aspects (Gambier, 2005). It seems to be more natural
that these applications should be treated as part of digital control courses. In spite of that,
control system literature rarely includes extensively the real-time subject and it does
normally not pay much attention to real-time implementation aspects. Nevertheless, in
practice there is the requirement for the design of control algorithms which run in the
specified time without detriment to quality and functionality.
Thanks to the improvement in some software products, new control algorithms can be
designed and tested in real life practical applications very quickly with excellent quality,
giving a new optic to the control engineering courses. Software like Matlab/Simulink with
its RTW (Real Time Workshop) and the RTWT (Real Time Windows Target) give us the
opportunity to work from an easy interface and produce good results, while one deals with
time-critical applications.
This chapter attempts to give a guide for the implementation of real-time control systems,
using the RTWT toolbox, as a practical tool for students in control engineering. A digital PID
controller will be tested in a real-life application (Hernandez et al., 2011), in order to present
a description of the implementation procedure.
The outline of the paper is as follows: a brief introduction to the application problem is
depicted in the next section. Definitions and characteristics of real-time systems are
described in Section 3. Section 4 treats the implementation of real-time controllers using
RTWT in Matlab®. Section 5 is devoted to the configuration of RTWT for our specific
application as an example, including some experimental results. Final conclusions are
drawn in the last section.
2. Application description: Lungs function test
Non-invasive lung function tests are broadly used for assessing respiratory mechanics
(Northrop, 2002; Oostveen et al., 2003). Contrary to the forced maneuvers from patient side
and special training for the technical medical staff necessary in spirometry and in body
plethysmography (Pellegrino et al., 2005), the technique of superimposing air pressure
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oscillations is simple and requires minimal cooperation from the patient, during tidal
breathing (Oostveen et al., 2003). Among the air pressure oscillation techniques for lung
function testing, the most popular one is that of Forced Oscillation Technique (FOT). FOT
uses a multisine signal to excite the respiratory mechanical properties over a wide range of
frequencies, usually between 4-48Hz (Oostveen et al., 2003).
Using measurements of air pressure and air flow, it is possible to extract information
regarding the human respiratory input impedance. However this is a linear approximation
of a nonlinear system, hence the output will depend on the input’s amplitude and frequency
(Schoukens & Pintelon, 2001). It is therefore important to ensure that the desired signal to be
applied at the patient’s mouth will be delivered by the lung function testing device, without
introducing distortions and nonlinear effects. Hence, a closed loop control system is
necessary, to continuously monitor and correct the errors between the desired input signal
and the one delivered by the device at the patient’s mouth.
In practice, in order to send a sinusoidal signal of 50 Hz it is necessary to have a sample rate
of at least 500 Hz, which means 10 samples per sinusoid period. The corresponding
sampling time is 0.002 seconds, which can be delivered by the DAQcard 6024E used in this
application. In this particular example, it is not possible to work with Matlab running in
normal operation, because the delay for calculations in the closed loop is about 14ms, much
higher than the desired sample rate. A solution to overcome this limitation consists in using
RTWT to assign some resources of the system exclusively for this task, ensuring the desired
sampling time.
3. Definitions and characteristics: Real-time systems
Nowadays, thanks to the computational and graphical power of modern computers, more
flexible control systems including higher-level functions and advanced algorithms can be
implemented successfully in real systems. Furthermore, most current complex control
systems could not be implemented without the application of digital hardware; moreover
these systems now contain not only physical components but also algorithms, which must
be programmed, i.e. software is now included in the control loop. This leads to new aspects
to take into account by designing control systems.
When one builds a control algorithm in any programming language, one normally assumes
that sampling is uniform, periodic and synchronous. However, that is not realistic since the
control algorithm also consumes some time producing a control or feedback delay (control
or feedback latency), i.e. a delay between a sampling instant and the instant at which a
control-signal value is applied to the actuator. Also the computational time of control
algorithms can change from one sampling instant to other (e.g. hybrid controller with
controller switching mechanism, event based controllers, adaptive controllers with on-line
parameter update, etc.). This variation in the delay is called control jitter (according to the
IEEE, jitter is “the time-related abrupt, spurious variation in the duration of any specified
related interval”) (Gambier, 2005)
It is important to clarify also some other aspects about the meaning of ‘real-time’, although it
is a vast field and therefore a complete discussion about the topic is outside the scope of this
document. Fast computing aims at getting the results as quickly as possible, while real-time
computing aims at getting the results at a prescribed point of time within defined time
tolerances. This idea explains how real-time is not just for fast systems, but for any control
loop where a task must be achieved in a specific time.
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4. Implementation of real-time controllers using RTWT1
4.1 Overview on RTWT
Real-Time Windows Target™ rapid prototyping software is a PC solution for prototyping
and testing real-time systems. Real-Time Windows Target software uses a single computer
as a host and target. On this computer, you use the MATLAB® environment, Simulink®
software, and Stateflow® software (optional) to create models using Simulink blocks and
Stateflow diagrams.
After creating a model and simulating it using Simulink software in normal mode, you can
generate executable code using RTW and your C/C++ compiler. Then you can run your
application in real time with Simulink in external mode.
Integration between Simulink external mode and Real-Time Windows Target software
allows you to use your Simulink model as a graphical user interface for
Signal visualization — Use the same Simulink Scope blocks that you use to visualize
signals during a non-real-time simulation to visualize signals while running a real-time
Parameter tuning — Use the Block Parameter dialog boxes to change parameters in your
application while it is running in real time.
Typical uses for Real-Time Windows Target applications include
Real-time control — Create a prototype of automotive, computer peripheral, and
instrumentation control systems.
Real-time hardware-in-the-loop simulation — Create a prototype of controllers connected to
a physical plant. For example, the physical plant could be an automotive engine. Create
a prototype of a plant connected to an actual controller. For example, the prototyped
plant could be an aircraft engine.
Education — Teach concepts and procedures for modelling, simulating, testing real-time
systems, and iterating designs
4.2 Real time kernel
Real-Time Windows Target software uses a small real-time kernel to ensure a deterministic
sampling rate in the application. The real-time kernel runs at CPU ring zero (privileged or
kernel mode) and uses the PC clock as its primary source of time. Some important aspects
regarding the kernel operation includes:
Timer interrupt — The kernel intercepts the interrupt from the PC clock before the
Windows® operating system receives it. The kernel then uses the interrupt to trigger the
execution of the compiled model. As a result, the kernel is able to give the real-time
application the highest priority available. To achieve precise sampling, the kernel
reprograms the PC clock to a higher frequency. Because the PC clock is also the primary
source of time for the Windows operating system, the kernel sends a timer interrupt to
the operating system at the original interrupt rate.
Scheduler — RTWT lets you to work with a single sample rate or with
multiple/different sampling rates in your model. Each sampling rate is defined like a
task and is clocked by a simple scheduler that runs the executable. The maximum
Parts of the text has been subtracted from the “Real-Time Windows Target User’s Guide”, Copyright
1999 by The MathWorks, Inc.
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number of tasks is 32, and faster tasks have higher priorities than slower tasks. For
example, a faster task can interrupt a slower task.
Communication with hardware — The kernel interfaces and communicates with I/O
hardware using I/O driver blocks, and it checks for proper installation of the I/O
board. If the board has been properly installed, the drivers allow your real-time
application to run.
Simulink external mode — Communication between Simulink software and the real-time
application is through the Simulink external mode interface module. This module talks
directly to the real-time kernel, and is used to start the real-time application, change
parameters, and retrieve scope data.
Opening a dialog box for a source block causes simulation to pause. While simulation is
paused, you can edit the parameter values. You must close the dialog box to have the
changes take effect and allow simulation to continue.
4.3 System concepts
Non-real time simulation
When you run your Simulink model using normal mode, Simulink software uses a computed
time vector to step your model. After the outputs are computed for a given time value, the
Simulink software immediately repeats the computations for the next time value. This
process is repeated until it reaches the stop time.
Because this computed time vector is not connected to a hardware clock, the outputs are
calculated in non-real-time as fast as your computer can run. The time to run a simulation
can differ significantly from real time.
Real time execution
For real-time execution on your PC, you must use Simulink external mode, Real-Time
Workshop code generation software, Real-Time Windows Target software, and a C/C++
compiler, to produce an executable that the kernel can run in real time. This real-time
application uses the initial parameters available from your Simulink model at the time of
code generation.
If you use continuous-time components in your model and create code with RTW code
generation software, you must use a fixed-step integration algorithm. Based on your
selected sample rate, RTWT software uses interrupts to step your application in real time at
the proper rate. With each new interrupt, the executable computes all of the block outputs
from your model.
Development process
With Real-Time Windows Target rapid prototyping software, one can use a desktop PC
with the MATLAB environment, Simulink software, Real-Time Workshop code generation
software, and Real-Time Windows Target software to:
1. Design a control system — Use the MATLAB environment and Control System Toolbox™
software to design and select the system coefficients for your controller.
2. Create a Simulink model — Use Simulink blocks to graphically model your physical
3. Run a simulation in non-real time — Check the behavior of your model before you create
a real-time application. For example, you can check the stability of your model.
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Create a real-time application — Real-Time Workshop code generation software creates C
code from your Simulink model. The C/C++ compiler compiles the C code to an
executable that runs with the Real-Time Windows Target kernel.
Run an application in real time — Your PC is the target computer to run the real-time
Analyze and visualize signal data — Use MATLAB functions to plot data saved to the
MATLAB workspace or a disk.
Simulink external mode
External mode requires a communication interface to pass external parameters. On the
receiving end, the same communications protocol must be used to accept new parameter
values and insert them in the proper memory locations for use by the real-time application.
In some Real-Time Workshop targets such as Tornado/VME targets, the communications
interface uses TCP/IP protocol. In the case of a Real-Time Windows Target application, the
host computer also serves as the target computer. Therefore, only a virtual device driver is
needed to exchange parameters between the MATLAB environment, Simulink memory
space, and memory that is accessible by the real-time application.
Signal acquisition — You can capture and display signals from your real-time application
while it is running. Signal data is retrieved from the real-time application and displayed in
the same Simulink Scope blocks you used for simulating your model.
Parameter tuning — You can change parameters in your Simulink block diagram and have
the new parameters passed automatically to the real-time application. Simulink external
mode changes parameters in your real-time application while it is running in real time.
Data buffer and transferring data
At each sample interval of the real-time application, Simulink software stores contiguous
data points in memory until a data buffer is filled. Once the data buffer is filled, Simulink
software suspends data capture while the data is transferred back to the MATLAB
environment through Simulink external mode. Your real-time application, however,
continues to run. Transfer of data is less critical than maintaining deterministic real-time
updates at the selected sample interval. Therefore, data transfer runs at a lower priority in
the remaining CPU time after model computations are performed while waiting for another
interrupt to trigger the next model update.
Data captured within one buffer is contiguous. When a buffer of data has been transferred, it
is immediately plotted in a Simulink Scope block, or it can be saved directly to a MAT-file
using the data archiving feature of the Simulink external mode.
With data archiving, each buffer of data can be saved to its own MAT-file. The MAT-file
names can be automatically incremented, allowing you to capture and automatically store
many data buffers. Although points within a buffer are contiguous, the time required to
transfer data back to the Simulink software forces an intermission for data collection until
the entire buffer has been transferred and may result in lost sample points between data
4.4 Installation of the software RTWT
Once Matlab® is installed all Real-Time Windows Target software is copied onto your hard
drive, but the Real-Time Windows Target kernel is not automatically installed into the
operating system. You must install the kernel before you can run a Real-Time Windows
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Target application. Installing the kernel configures it to start running in the background
each time you start your computer. The kernel installation is done in the workspace by
>> rtwintgt – install
You can also use the command rtwintgt -setup to install the kernel. The MATLAB
Command Window displays one of these messages:
>> You are going to install the Real-Time Windows Target kernel.
Do you want to proceed? [y] :
>> There is a different version of the Real-Time Windows Target kernel installed.
Do you want to update to the current version? [y] :
Type y to continue installing the kernel, or n to cancel installation without making any
change. If you type y, the MATLAB environment installs the kernel and displays the
>> The Real-Time Windows Target kernel has been successfully installed.
If a message appears asking you to restart your computer, do so before attempting to use the
kernel, or your Real-Time Windows Target model will not run correctly. After installing the
kernel, verify that it was correctly installed by typing:
>> rtwho
The MATLAB Command Window should display a message that shows the kernel version
number, followed by performance, timeslice, and other information.
>>Real Time Windows Target version 1.00 (C) The MathWorks, Inc. 1994-2010
Running on Multiprocessor APIC computer
MATLAB performance = 98.5%
Kernel timeslice period = 0.999 ms
Matlab specifies the performance of the running application on the actual PC and the used
sampling time. It is desirable to execute your applications near 100% performance, is not
recommended to use values of performance near to 50% because the switching execution
time will decrease in the real time windows target in order to attend other programs in the
Operative system.
Once the kernel is installed, you can leave it installed. The kernel remains idle after you
have installed it, which allows the Windows operating system to control the execution of
any standard Windows based application, including Internet browsers, word processors, the
MATLAB environment, and so on. The kernel becomes active when you begin execution of
your model, and becomes idle again after model execution completes.
The Real-Time Windows Target requires a C compiler which is not included in the
installation in MATLAB. To choose the compiler to use it is necessary to type the following
command in the workspace:
>> mex –setup
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The following dialog will appear:
>> Would you like mex to locate installed compilers [y]/n? y
Select a compiler:
[1] Intel Visual Fortran 9.1 (with Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 linker) in
C:\Program Files\Intel\Compiler\Fortran\9.1
[2] Lcc-win32 C 2.4.1 in C:\PROGRA~1\MATLAB\R2007b\sys\lcc
[3] Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 in
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8
[0] None
After you choose your compiler for instance, Compiler: 2, the following dialog will appear:
>> Please verify your choices:
Compiler: Lcc-win32 C 2.4.1
Location: C:\PROGRA~1\MATLAB\R2007b\sys\lcc
>> Are these correct?([y]/n): y
Done . . .
After you confirm your choice typing y the process finish it. You can use any PC-compatible
computer that runs Microsoft® Windows XP 32-bit, or Microsoft Windows Vista ™ 32-bit.
Your computer can be a desktop, laptop, or notebook PC.
4.5 Hardware I/O boards
Real-Time Windows Target applications use standard and inexpensive I/O boards for PCcompatible computers. When running your models in real time, RTWT captures the
sampled data from one or more input channels, uses the data as inputs to your block
diagram model, immediately processes the data, and sends it back to the outside world
through an output channel on your I/O board.
Real-Time Windows Target software provides a custom Simulink block library. The I/O
driver block library contains universal drivers for supported I/O boards. These universal
blocks are configured to operate with the library of supported drivers. This allows easy
location of driver blocks and easy configuration of I/O boards. You drag and drop an
universal I/O driver block from the I/O library the same way as you would from a standard
Simulink block library. And you connect an I/O driver block to your model just as you
would connect any standard Simulink block.
You create a real-time application in the same way as you create any other Simulink model,
by using standard blocks and C-code S-functions. You can add input and output devices to
your Simulink model by using the I/O driver blocks from the rtwinlib library provided
with the Real-Time Windows Target software. This library contains the blocks depicted in
figure 1.
The Real-Time Windows Target software provides driver blocks for more than 200 I/O
boards. These driver blocks connect the physical world to your real-time application:
Sensors and actuators are connected to I/O boards.
I/O boards convert voltages to numerical values and numerical values to voltages.
Numerical values are read from or written to I/O boards by the I/O drivers.
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Fig. 1. Library Real Time Windows Target
5. Application of the real-time control in a lung function test device
By following the procedure described in section 4.3 the Simulink scheme will be
implemented and configured. The computer characteristics used in this example are: Intel
core duo processor of 1.73 GHz with 3Gb of RAM , Windows Xp 32 Bits, and expressCard to
PCMCIA adapter.
5.1 Implementing the simulink model
The communication between the computer running Matlab and the FOT device is made by
using the National Instruments DAQCard 6024E (which is recognized by Matlab and
supported for real time applications). The corresponding Simulink model was developed in
order to send and receive signals to/from the real FOT system, as depicted in figure 2.
Fig. 2. Simulink model for the RTWT application
At this point it is recommendable to create a new folder in your current directory, because
the compilation procedure creates several files and this will let you work in an orderly
In this application our interest is to test a discrete PID controller; its parameters have been
previously tuned, and its design will not be presented in detail.
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Configuration of the simulation parameters
Once the model has been created, we must set the simulation parameters. By pressing the
combination of keys ‘Ctrl+E’ the configuration parameters window will appear (figure 3).
Fig. 3. Solver configuration
The first parameter to configure is the solver. We can choose the stop time of the simulation,
between a fixed value or to run indefinitely by typing ‘inf’. In this application a stop time of
40s was chose. In the solver options you can choose between variable or fixed step, in this
application what we want is to guarantee a fixed sampling time, hence, we choose the type
‘Fixed-step’ and as solver the ‘discrete (no continuous states)’.
Fig. 4. Configuration System Target
The next step is to configure the target, for this we must select the option ‘Real-time
Workshop’ as presented in figure 4. The first option to select is the system target file, there
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are several options available when we press the ‘Browse’ button, however we must select
‘rtwin.tlc’ which is the Real-Time Windows Target. The language can be selected as C or
C++, we choose C language by default. We accept these changes and return to our model in
Simulink. At this point we can choose the simulation as external mode, as depicted in Figure
5. Remember to save your model by pressing the keys ‘ctrl+S’
Fig. 5. Configuring the simulation in External mode
Configuring the analog input and output
After our simulation parameters has been configured, then we can continue with the process
interfacing. By double clicking in the analog output block in our Simulink model, the
configuration window will appear as depicted in Figure 6. In this window we must select
our hardware board, in this case the National Instruments acquisition board DAQCard6024E. The sampling time is selected as ‘Ts’, which can be previously defined in the
workspace as Ts=0.002. In this step also the output range can be configured, which is in our
case from -10 V to 10 V. Some initial and final values can be established at this point, for the
cases when we need that the DAQ board remains with some value after the simulation
stops. It is possible to test our hardware to verify that there are not communication
problems between Simulink and our external hardware. By pressing the ‘Board Setup’ button
a new window will appear, and by pressing the ‘Test’ Button we can test all the inputs and
outputs available in our board. To configure the analog input the same procedure must be
followed, the only difference is that you’ll not find the ‘initial’ and ‘final’ value parameters
available in the analog output.
Discrete PID configuration
For this application we have tuned the parameters of a PID controller by means of the KCR
algorithm (Hernandez et al, 2010); this procedure will not be described here, because our
interest is to present how to use the Real-Time Windows Target toolbox.
The discrete PID controller used in this work can be found in the: SimPowerSystems/Extra
Library/Discrete Control Blocks/Discrete PID Controller (Figure 7). This block implements
a discrete PID controller, where the Kp, Ki, Kd and sampling time Ts parameters can be
configured. There are also some other options available, e.g. the time constant for the
derivative action or the constraints in the output, which have been selected as 1000 and
[-1 1] respectively.
Scope configuration to display and save data
Until now, the simulation parameters, PID and I/O have been configured; nevertheless,
another important issue to solve is how to save the data on our hard disk. By double clicking
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Fig. 6. Configuration window Analog input/output
Fig. 7. Configuration Window Discrete PID
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Fig. 8. Scope Configuration Window to display and save the data
Fig. 9. External mode control panel
in the scope a new window will appear, there, the sampling will be chosen as
‘Decimation’=0, this is done to consider this block as an analog block because the triggering
will not be done by this block. By selecting the next tap ‘Data history’ (Figure 8-right), we
must avoid to limit the data points and instead of this, we select save data to workspace. We
type a name for the variable we want to save and then we choose array as data format and
we press ‘ok’ in all the windows.
Going back to our Simulink model, we choose in the toolbar the option Tools/External
Mode Control Panel, a new window will appear as depicted in Figure 9.
The first step is to press the ‘Signal & Triggering’ button; in this new window we must
configure the trigger as ‘manual’ and the mode in ‘normal’. The duration is the number of
samples that you are going to simulate. A very important detail when we choose this value
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is to know how much our sampling time is, how long our simulation will be and that RealTime Windows Target takes zero as an extra value. By taking this into account it is possible
to see that in 40s at 2ms sampling time, we need to save 2000 samples, however, taking into
account the sample at time zero, finally we choose 2001 as parameter.
After choosing the signal and trigger options, we press the ‘Data Archiving’ button; in this
new window we have to enable ‘archiving’ and then type de directory where we want to
save our data and the name of the file (Figure 10). If we have more than one variable to save
then an array will be saved in this address with the name we chose, the first column is
always the time vector and the next columns each one of our variables. In this application
we have used a mux block to put all the measured variables into one scope (see Figure 2),
however it is also possible to have one scope for each variable.
Fig. 10. External Signal & Triggering and External Data Archiving configuration window
Once the simulink model has been configured, then it has to be saved to accept all the
changes and then compilate it, by using the combination of keys ctrl+B.
Once all procedures have been completed, then we can press the button ‘Connect to Target’
and then ‘Start Simulation’, to run the simulation as depicted in figure 11.
Fig. 11. Run simulation
5.2 Experimental results
By using the hardware and software described in section 4, it is possible to do the open loop
and closed loop identification using the Chirp-TFA algorithm (Ionescu C., et al., 2010). Some
results are given by means of Bode plots in Figure 12. It can be observed that the bandwidth
(frequency at -3dB) of the system is about 45Hz.
In order to be able to follow a reference signal in a closed loop it is necessary that the
magnitude of the closed loop remains around 0dB and the phase around 0º in the frequencyrange of interest. From the Bode plot in Figure 12-right for the closed loop, we can observe
that the results are in agreement with the expected bandwidth, and that the controller
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Voltage [V]
Out openloop
Out closedloop
Time [sec]
Ctrl effort
Voltage [V]
Time [sec]
Bode characteristic Closed and Open loop
Magnitude [dB]
Open loop
Closed loop
Frequency [Hz]
Phase [Degree]
Fig. 12. Open and Closed loop characteristics. a) Performance in time. b) Performance in
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performs satisfactorily. This result is also visible when a comparison in time domain
between open loop and closed loop is done. The controller avoids distortions and nonlinear
effects at the output of the lung function device; the desired signal will be successfully
delivered at the patient’s mouth as depicted in Figure 12-left.
6. Conclusions
In this work an interactive and effective tool to design control loops in real-time has been
presented. A real system was used as an example to discuss the importance of real-time, and
clarify some fundamental aspects about the meaning of real time in control. An introduction
to real-time control from an educational and practical point of view has been given. Some
well-known misconceptions coming from the control system community were discussed.
The relevance of the real-time implementation has been exposed by implementing the
closed loop control of a medical device for lung function testing.
Although Real-Time Windows Target is a good tool to run control algorithms over a higher
priority than just using a typical m-file algorithm, this tool has two drawbacks: as this is still
a tool running over Windows, complex algorithms could cause that it cannot ensure a fast
sampling time, because it depends on the PC characteristics and its performance. Secondly,
although points within a buffer are contiguous, the time required to transfer data back to the
Simulink software forces an intermission for data collection until the entire buffer has been
transferred and may result in lost sample points between data buffers.
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