To acquire live, measured data or generate signals between the MATLAB® workspace, you must install these components:
MATLAB, and optionally Simulink®
Data Acquisition Toolbox™
The support package for your data acquisition device vendor
A supported data acquisition device (see
To determine if Data Acquisition Toolbox software is installed on your system, type
at the MATLAB prompt. The Command Window lists information about the software versions you are running, including installed add-on products and their version numbers. Check the list to see if Data Acquisition Toolbox appears. For information about installing the toolbox, see the MATLAB Installation documentation.
If you experience installation difficulties and have Internet access, look for the
license manager and installation information at the MathWorks website (
Hardware and Driver Installation
Device drivers and other vendor-specific software are available as Support Packages from the Add-Ons menu. See Install Hardware Support Package for Vendor Support.