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flexiTARGET Generic Simulink target support package

flexiTARGET logoThe flexiTARGET Simulink Target Support Package (TSP) allows engineers to target their models for a range of real-time hardware.

Users can target Simulink models to their chosen microcontroller, which provides compatibility with a theoretically limitless selection of real-time hardware.

The versatility of flexiTARGET allows you to no longer worry about hardware becoming obsolete. It can evolve alongside different microcontrollers, without the need to redesign your control model or change blocks. This results in a smoother development cycle, and easier support for custom hardware.

Key benefits of flexiTARGET include:

  • Support for GCC and other low cost compilers
  • Support of any Matlab version including 2016b and beyond
  • Support of our latest MG565 MICROGen hardware

flexiTARGET is provided as part of the flexiTARGET Productivity Toolbox. This provides all I/O driver libraries, GUI and supporting applications to enable real-time models to be generated with Simulink coder from The MathWorks that additionally support all the key hardware features of the MICROGen 5xx range.

MICROGen setup 2017 annotatedTarget multiple hardware with the same model

flexiTARGET is adaptable and can support multiple hardware targets, supporting the facility to run the same model on different systems as multiple target configurations. Control models can be easily moved and adapted for more capable systems in line with the developing complexity of the model itself.

This can occur if the user requires a greater number or more capable I/O, or enhanced processing capability to improve the tick rate of the model.

Additional microcontroller families will be supported by substantial I/O target libraries.

Broad compatibility


Currently, microcontrollers supported include MPC565, PIC32MZ, SAM70/71 and TI RM57Lx.

flexiTARGET can be adapted to support any microcontroller family, meaning there’s no need to purchase specific targets, as requirements develop. Engineers are able to use the same TSP and Simulink I/O libraries and quickly use them with different  targets.


Costly compilers are not necessary due to full support for the GNU toolchain, which includes the GCC compiler, as mentioned above.

Any version of MATLAB, up to 2016b and beyond is supported, as well as our real-time systems interface creation software, VISUALCONNX, for downloading models and creating GUIs.

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Broad Toolset

flexiTARGET consists of a number of target Simulink driver libraries, supporting on-board and additional CAN interfaces (up to 5 channels), LIN drivers, extended high-bandwidth RS232 features, data logging and non-volatile support, along with support for all I/O currently provided by the MICROGen 5xx range, including its ‘Rainbow’ and ‘Cloud’ stack expansion boards.

Driver libraries are also provided for all analogue, digital, frequency and Genix signal conditioning for the standard products, in addition to LCD display driver libraries for the optional touch screen display hardware.

Low cost compiler support

flexiTARGET is written from the ground up to support open source compilers such as GCC and Diab.

add2 provides a pre-built GNU toolchain for Embedded PowerPC which is available on CD or can be downloaded from here. Having a pre-built GNU toolchain enables users to have their systems up and running quickly and easily, as well as reducing the overall cost of the compiler. Support for the toolchain can be provided by add2.

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Broad application

If you’re a controls engineer…

Compatibility can be achieved for a theoretically limitless selection of targets, allowing for more future-proof developments.

If you need model development services,  add2 can provide this to organisations for their RCP or HIL requirements. If you’re interested in this, please get in touch.

If you’re a manufacturer of microcontrollers…

We can produce customised targets for specific microcontroller families. With development, flexiTARGET can target theoretically any microcontroller. add2 can increase your customer base by targeting your model of microcontroller, for a range of control development applications. For more information, please also get in touch.