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  • R2019a at a Glance


    Explore What's New

    Get more out of MATLAB and Simulink by downloading the latest release.


    Release Highlights

    Develop controllers and decision making systems using reinforcement learning, train deep learning models on NVIDIA DGX and cloud platforms, and apply deep learning to 3-D data.

    Design and simulate AUTOSAR software, interface with HERE HD maps, and generate energy balance reports.

    Design and analyze system and software architectures with System Composer.

    Use projects in MATLAB and Simulink to organize, manage, and share your work.

    Learn the basics of how to create, edit, and simulate Simulink models through an interactive tutorial.

    Graphically program, debug, and execute standalone state machines as MATLAB objects


    Updates by Product

    MATLAB Product Family


    • Projects: Use Projects in MATLAB and Simulink to organize, manage, and share your work
    • Parquet file support: Read and write single or large collections of Parquet files
    • C++ Interface: Call C++ library functions from MATLAB

    MATLAB Parallel Server (formerly MATLAB Distributed Computing Server)

    • Updated license model: Support for unlimited scaling per user

    Text Analytics Toolbox

    • Edit distance: Find similarity between strings and documents using Levensthein distance and other distance measures

    Predictive Maintenance Toolbox

    • Diagnostic Feature Designer: Interactively extract, visualize, and rank features from measured or simulated data for machine diagnostics and prognostics

    Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox

    • Machine Learning Apps: Train Na?ve Bayes models in Classification Learner, and export visualizations to figures in Classification Learner and Regression Learner
    • Machine Learning Algorithms: Perform density-based spatial clustering of applications with noise (DBSCAN), hyperparameter optimization for multiclass classification with kernels, and accelerated training gradient boosted trees (similar to XGBoost)

    Test & Measurement

    Data Acquisition Toolbox

    • Analog Output Generator App: Write data to analog output channels on your DAQ device

    Instrument Control Toolbox

    • Modbus Explorer App: Configure Modbus communication and read and write to registers without authoring code

    Image Acquisition Toolbox

    • Velodyne LiDAR Support: Stream live lidar point clouds into MATLAB or to disk

    Deep Learning

    Reinforcement Learning Toolbox

    • A new product for designing and training policies using reinforcement learning

    Deep Learning Toolbox

    • 3-D Volume Data: Train deep learning networks on 3-D image data
    • Deep Network Designer: Create networks for computer vision, signal, and text applications, and generate MATLAB code from the app
    • Recurrent Networks: Combine LSTM and convolutional layers for video classification and gesture recognition
    • ONNX Support: Use ONNX with LSTM networks and Computer Vision System Toolbox models

    Simulink Product Family


    • Schedule Editor: Explicitly schedule the execution of your model components
    • Simulink Onramp: Learn the basics of how to create, edit, and simulate Simulink models through an interactive tutorial
    • Signal Editor: Graphically create and insert signals by mouse or by touch
    • External Mode: Use Dashboard blocks and Simulation Data Inspector to run models interactively on Arduino and Raspberry Pi

    System Composer

    • A new product for designing and analyzing system and software architectures


    • Stateflow Charts in MATLAB: Graphically program, debug and execute standalone state machines as MATLAB objects

    SoC Blockset

    • A new product for designing, evaluating, and implementing SoC hardware and software architectures

    Signal Processing and Communications

    Mixed-Signal Blockset

    • A new product for designing and simulating analog and mixed-signal systems

    SerDes Toolbox

    • A new product for designing SerDes systems and generating IBIS-AMI models for high-speed digital interconnects

    5G Toolbox

    • 5G NR uplink: Waveform generation and PUSCH link-level reference simulation

    Audio Toolbox

    • Feature Extraction: Compute gammatone cepstral coefficients (GTCC), harmonicity, and eleven spectral descriptors for machine learning and deep learning applications
    • JUCE Plugin Project Generation: Generate a JUCE C++ project from your MATLAB audio plugin (Requires MATLAB Coder)

    Antenna Toolbox

    • Installed Antenna Analysis: Perform analysis of antennas installed on electrically large platforms

    Communications Toolbox

    • Instrument connectivity in Wireless Waveform Generator App: Transmit wireless waveforms over-the-air with RF instruments (requires Instrument Control Toolbox)

    Sensor Fusion and Tracking Toolbox

    • Multi-Object Trackers: Track point and extended objects using JPDA and PHD trackers

    Image Processing and Computer Vision

    Image Processing Toolbox

    • 3-D image processing and volume visualization

    Computer Vision Toolbox

    • YOLO v2 Object Detector: Train a “You Only Look Once” (YOLO) v2 deep learning object detector
    • 3-D Semantic Segmentation: Classify pixel regions in 3-D volumes using deep learning
    • Code Generation for Point Cloud Processing: Generate C code for point cloud processing functionality using MATLAB Coder
    • Velodyne Point Cloud Reader: Read lidar data from Puck LITE and Puck Hi-Res device models 


    AUTOSAR Blockset

    • A new product for designing and simulating AUTOSAR software

    Automated Driving Toolbox

    • HERE HD Live Map Reader: Read and visualize data from high-definition maps designed for automated driving applications 

    Powertrain Blockset

    • Powertrain Efficiency: Evaluate and report energy and power losses at component and system level

    Vehicle Dynamics Blockset

    • Kinematics and Compliance Virtual Test Laboratory: Generate mapped suspension calibration parameters from spreadsheet data

    Verification and Validation

    Polyspace Product Family

    • New server products for running Polyspace static analysis on server class machines
    • New web browser-based products for review of bug finding and code proving results

    Simulink Requirements

    • Roundtrip Workflow with Requirements Tools: Import requirements from third party requirements tools, modify and export back through ReqIF

    Simulink Test

    • Temporal Assessments for Requirements Verification: Translate textual requirements as executable assessments with precise semantics
    • Observer Blocks: Capture signals without perturbing model or interface

    Release Notes by Product

    * Indicates major update