Standalone Mode

In Stand Alone mode, you can build models to produce real-time applications that run on independent target computers (not connected to a development computer).

In Stand Alone mode, you can start the kernel and run the real-time application on the target computer, independent of the development computer. You can configure a target computer to start executing your real-time application automatically for continuous operation each time the system is started. If the target computer has a keyboard, you can control the real-time application by using the target computer command-line interface. You can create custom interfaces with the Simulink® Real-Time™ C and .NET APIs and run them on Microsoft® Windows® development computers, without installing MATLAB® software.


Stand Alone mode does not require a connection between the development and target computers.

To load the target computer with the Simulink Real-Time kernel and a real-time application, use Stand Alone mode. This mode of operation can start the kernel on the target computer from a flash disk or hard disk. After starting the kernel on the target computer, Stand Alone mode also starts the real-time application that you loaded with the kernel. Stand Alone mode eliminates the need for a development computer and enables you to run real-time applications on target computers.

Regardless of the mode, you initially start your target computer by using DOS from a boot device. DOS starts the Simulink Real-Time kernel. After the Simulink Real-Time kernel starts, DOS is not available on the target computer. To make DOS available, you must restart the target computer by using DOS without starting the Simulink Real-Time kernel.

Simulink Real-Time standalone mode requires a boot device with DOS installed. Speedgoat target machines include this boot device..

Standalone mode is an option if the target computer does not support network boot from the development computer.

If you want to view signals on the target computer in Stand Alone mode, you must provide a monitor for the target computer. Before building the real-time application, you must also add real-time Scope blocks of types target and file.

If you do not want to view signals on the target computer, you can run your Simulink Real-Time system as a black box without a monitor or keyboard. Standalone real-time applications are automatically set to continue running for an infinite amount of time or until the target computer is turned off.

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