Unit Real-Time Target Machine

Small, lightweight and rugged, the Unit real-time target machine features a quad-core 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom® processor, a 2.5” SSD for data logging and two on-board GbE ports for host-target and other Ethernet-based communications.


The Unit real-time target machine is expressly designed to run and automate testing of real-time applications created from Simulink®.  Sample rates above 20kHz are achievable with the IO397 Simulink-programmable FPGA I/O module option.


Featuring one I/O expansion slot, this target machine can be expanded with one of a range of Speedgoat I/O modules to support:

  • Analog and Digital connectivity, and Serial (RS232/RS422/RS485) protocols
  • Motion control and encoder feedback (PWM generation and capture, absolute and incremental encoders, EnDat 2.2, BiSS)
  • SPI and I2C protocols, as well as the Dshot protocol for drones
  • Automotive protocols including CAN, CAN FD, and SENT
  • Industrial protocols including EtherCAT, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, ModbusTCP, and POWERLINK

  • Simulink driver blocks for I/O connectivity
  • Run real-time applications created from Simulink and Simulink Blocksets using Simulink Real-Time from MathWorks®
  • Supports HDL Coder™ workflow with the IO397 FPGA I/O module
  • Automate testing with Simulink Test™
  • Build host GUIs with MATLAB App Designer and deploy
  • Openframe option available
  • Fully assembled and tested to meet your needs
  • Comprehensive warranty and support services

MathWorks software products are optimised 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.

  • Rapid control prototyping including motion controls
  • Embedded controller for small-to-medium scale deployments
  • Desktop hardware-in-the-loop simulation
  • Restbus simulation, calibration, monitoring, and bypassing
  • Education
  • Mobile, field and in-vehicle use
  • Confined areas