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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.

In the Simulink Real-Time software environment, the development computer is usually your desktop computer. A notebook computer is also a viable development computer. For more information see Simulink Real-Time Product Requirements.

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 192.168.x.x.

Security for Development-to-Target Computer Communication

Ensure that access to your development computer and the target computer is secure.

Provide a secure communication channel between your development computer and the real-time application on the target computer by applying the security measures listed in this table.

Communication ProtocolSecurity Measure


Run your development computer and target computer within a trusted private network or virtual private network (VPN).

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