Baseline Real-Time Target Machine

The Baseline real-time target machine with an Intel 2.0 GHz quad core CPU and optional FPGAs is MathWorks and Speedgoat’s entry-level solution to real-time simulation and testing using MATLAB & Simulink. This light, rugged and high-performant target machine is the perfect solution for running complex models requiring just a few hundred I/O channels.


It may be used as a real-time development platform in a broad range of application areas and industry sectors, such as aerospace, automotive, motor & power, consumer electronics, medical devices and robotics.


The rugged enclosure is designed to withstand high levels of shock and vibration, and has a passive heatsink for silent fanless operation. The Baseline has capacity for up to six supported I/O modules covering the latest FPGAs (Xilinx Artix-7 and Kintex-7) and a wide range of I/O connectivity.


MathWorks software products are optimized to guarantee the best real-time performance, workflow integration and usability with Simulink Real-Time™ and Speedgoat target machines.


Speedgoat builds and optimises its target machines for use with Simulink Real-Time, as well as guaranteeing that each target machine is configured to meet specific requirements, such as sample rate, I/O, and environmental.


Every target machine comes with Simulink driver blocks or FPGA reference designs to configure all installed I/O and protocols functionality. Simulink test models are also provided.

With various form factors and configurations, this high-performance and cost-effective real-time target machine is designed for all working environments: from the office, to the factory floor to in-vehicle flight control.


  • Rugged development platform
    Its rugged case comes in three sizes, all designed to withstand high levels of shock and vibration – typical when used in off-highway vehicles, helicopters, or planes. The mainboard, internal power supply, and I/O module carriers form a single rigid unit, isolated from the case to prevent unwanted strains which could occur in environments with varying temperatures.


  • Fanless by default, optional fans
    The Baseline real-time target machine has no mechanically moving parts (e.g. CPU fans, hard disk). The advanced heat dissipation concept is based entirely on thermal conduction. By using solid aluminum heat sinks and optimized internal heat distribution, temperature ranges of -20°C to 60°C (optionally -45°C up to +75°C) can be supported. The enclosure is EMI shielded with all connectors being ESD protected. IP67 is optionally available. For the Baseline-M, a modified convection rugged case with fans may be installed for solutions requiring additional heat dissipation.


Baseline Model
Width x Depth x Height

190mm x 190mm x 80mm
2.56 Kg

190mm x 190mm x 130mm

170mm x 170mm x 40mm
1.08 Kg


Every Baseline real-time target machine comes with on-board I/O connectivity including EtherCAT Master, real-time UDP, XCP over Ethernet, RS-232, and USB WebCam support.


Furthermore, a large range of additional functionality can be installed in the form of I/O modules covering a wide range of I/O connectivity, I/O emulation for HIL, communication protocols and the latest Programmable FPGA I/O modules (Xilinx Artix®-7 and Kintex®-7). It is possible to install up to six I/O modules depending on the Baseline model.


Baseline Model
I/O Module Slots
Additional I/O Slots using carrier

Baseline S
4 x mPCIe

Baseline M
4 x mPCIe,

Baseline Openframe
4 x mPCIe


A selection of over 100 compatible I/O modules are available off the shelf covering most I/O and protocol requirements.


On-board I/O Connectivity

All Baseline real-time target machines include the following on-board protocol connectivity by default:

  • 1 x Ethernet port to connect with the Simulink development computer and for XCP calibration and monitoring via CANape and INCA (XCP Slave)
  • 2 x Ethernet ports supporting:
  • EtherCAT Master
    • Real-time UDP
    • Raw Ethernet
    • TCP/IP (R2017a+)
    • XCP Master for Bypassing
  • 2 x RS-232 for asynchronous serial communication
  • 1 x USB 3.0 and 2 x USB 2.0 for UVC compliant USB WebCams