Rapid BeagleBoard Prototyping with MATLAB and Simulink

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  • Understand rapid prototyping on a Windows host, including Matlab/Simulink code generation for Beagleboard
  • Set up a cross-development environment on Windows for Beagleboard
  • Access Beagleboard’s GPIO pins and RS232 communication in Matlab and Simulink
  • Develop your own S-function block in Simulink to access Beagleboard’s hardware devices
  • Create an audio player and equalizer in Simulink, including audio file reading
  • Adjust the parameters of your target system on-the-fly for the purpose of performance optimization
  • Penetrate into an infrared sensor in Matlab/Simulink for smart home applications
  • Build a video motion detection system for security applications

As an open source embedded single-board computer with many standard interfaces, Beagleboard is ideal for building embedded audio/video systems to realize your practical ideas. The challenge is how to design and implement a good digital processing algorithm on Beagleboard quickly and easily without intensive low-level coding.

Rapid BeagleBoard Prototyping with MATLAB and Simulink is a practical, hands-on guide providing you with a number of clear, step-by-step exercises which will help you take advantage of the power of Beagleboard and give you a good grounding in rapid prototyping techniques for your audio/video applications.

Rapid BeagleBoard Prototyping with MATLAB and Simulink looks at rapid prototyping and how to apply these techniques to your audio/video applications with Beagleboard quickly and painlessly without intensive manual low-level coding. It will take you through a number of clear, practical recipes that will help you to take advantage of both the Beagleboard hardware platform and Matlab/Simulink signal processing. We will also take a look at building S-function blocks that work as hardware drivers and interfaces for Matlab/Simulink. This gives you more freedom to explore the full range of advantages provided by Beagleboard.

By the end of this book, you will have a clear idea about Beagleboard and Matlab/Simulink rapid prototyping as well as how to develop voice recognition systems, motion detection systems with I/O access, and serial communication for your own applications such as a smart home.

  • Develop and validate your own embedded audio/video applications rapidly with Beagleboard
  • Create embedded Linux applications on a pure Windows PC
  • Full of illustrations, diagrams, and tips for rapid Beagleboard prototyping with clear, step-by-step instructions and hands-on examples
Page Count 152
Course Length 4 hours 33 minutes
ISBN 9781849696043
Date Of Publication 24 Oct 2013


Dr Fei Qin

Dr Fei Qin is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronic and Communications, University of Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China. He received his PhD degree from University College London, UK, in 2012. Prior to the start of his PhD, he was working for Crossbow Technology, Beijing Rep. Office as a Sr Application Engineer. He has been working on the development of embedded systems for many different products and applications for almost ten years, including wireless network, sensor, and radar systems.

Dr Xuewu Dai

Dr Xuewu Dai graduated (BEng) in Electronic Engineering and received his MSc in Computer Science, both from the Southwest University, Chongqing, China, in 1999 and 2003, respectively, and completed his PhD study at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester, in 2008. He joined the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Southwest University, as a Lecturer Assistant in 2002 and did research projects at University College London and University of Oxford. As a researcher and R&D engineer in signal processing and dynamic system modeling, he has over 10 years' experience in MATLAB/Simulink simulation and embedded software development. More recently, he has been actively involved in wireless sensor actuator networks for various research and industrial projects (such as condition monitoring of aircraft engines, buildings, DFIG wind generators, CAN field-bus for SCADA, and optic sensors for water quality monitoring).