Education real-time target machine

Study and teach basic and advanced mechatronic and custom FPGA design concepts

Together with Simulink Real-Time™ from MathWorks the Education real-time target machine forms a complete real-time simulation and testing solution to study and teach mechatronic concepts with components currently used in industry.

To make this product a truly industrial-grade solution, available at the best price, Speedgoat has teamed up with industry leading providers including B&R Industrial Automation and MathWorks. The result is a system providing the best balance between feature richness, quality, and a price an academic institution can afford.


  • Ideal for motion control, power electronics, or signal processing applications
  • Industrial-grade design
  • Rugged mechanical and electrical design
  • Low-latency analog and digital I/O connectivity included
  • Pulse generation (PWM), pulse capture (CAP), quadrature decoding (QAD), and generic digital I/O channel support (option)
  • Develop and integrate custom FPGA I/O functionality with a step-by-step guide (option)
  • Includes all required cables, terminal boards, and adapters
  • Best balance between feature richness, industrial-grade quality, and price
  • Expressly designed to work together with Simulink Real-Time™
Enclosure Zinc coated sheet chassis with EMI protection
Size Height: 270mm, Depth: 241.1mm, Width: 111.9mm
Weight 4.5 kg
CPU Intel Core i3 2.4 GHz dual-core CPU
Main Board
Bus PCI, 32bit/33MHz
Memory 2GB RAM (DDR3)
Graphics Intel Extreme Graphics 2, DVI / SDL, on board
Main drive 4GB CFast CompactFlash device
Accessible components
PCI slots for I/O modules 2 (one required for the included I/O subsystem)
Power inlet 24VDC (+/- 25%), external AC 110/240V 50/60Hz power adapter included
Main power switch none
Reset button at front
Power LED at front
HD (FlashDisc) activity LED at front
Link 1 / Link 2 LED at front
DVI video connector on top
USB 2x USB 2.0, on top, (for transferring Simulink Real-Time kernel and files between development computer and target machine)
RS232 1 x RS232 on top (for back-up communications between development computer and target machine)
Ethernet (LAN) 2 x Gigabit Ethernet (1 for communications between development computer and target machine)
Audio MIC, line IN, line OUT
Power consumption ~ 35W
Temperature 0º to +55ºC
Humidity 10-90%, non-condensing
Shock / vibration 15g, 11ms / 2 - 9 Hz: 3,5 mm amplitude / 9 - 200 Hz: 1 g
OS / RTOS FreeDOS / Simulink Real-Time kernel, preinstalled on CompactFash Drive
Development computer Utilities for kernel transfer, I/O drivers and Simulink test models
Item ID Product Name Description
108000 Education real-time target machine Complete, fully assembled and tested Education real-time target machine including:
  • I/O cable
  • Terminal board
  • 4GB industrial-grade CFast CompactFlash main drive
  • DVI-I to VGA adapter
  • Universal power supply (24VDC, 50W, 100-240V, 50/60Hz)
  • 8GB USB memory stick
  • Pre-installed target software
  • Documentation
  • Speedgoat Tools and Drivers Software for Simulink / Simulink Real-Time
The Education real-time target machine is exclusively available to teach students at academic institutions and shall not be used for projects associated with commercial companies.
108007 Motion Control FPGA package Flexible FPGA-based I/O module with 64 TTL 3.3V/5V I/O lines and Xilinx Spartan 6 chip with 50k logic cells. Includes I/O cable, terminal board, and Speedgoat driver blocksets and FPGA bitstream for Simulink Real-Time implementing the following default set of FPGA Code Modules:
  • 3 x PWM (pulse train generation)
  • 3 x CAP (capture)
  • 3 x QAD (quadrature decoding of incremental encoder sensors)
  • 1 x INT (interrupt)
  • 1 x Negation
  • 40 x DIO (generic digital I/O) channels selectable as inputs or outputs in pairs of two
108003 Education CAN I/O package Intelligent CAN I/O module with two high/low speed 2.0b CAN ports (software selectable). Delivery includes loopback test I/O cable and Speedgoat drivers and blocksets for Simulink Real-Time. Installed in Education real-time target machine and fully tested. Can not be combined with Motion Control FPGA packages.
108020 Education FPGA Development Kit for Simulink Real-Time Step-by-step guide showing how to develop custom FPGA implementations using the Motion Control FPGA package – Type 1 or 2, Simulink Real-Time, and Xilinx software tools (not included), VHDL code examples, and Simulink blocks for FPGA bitstream-download and FPGA application interaction.

Pricing information and product evaluation support
As your project might be complex, we believe that it is best to first phone or e-mail to evaluate your requirements. Based on this, we will be able to make sure you receive product and pricing information for your ideal real-time target solution. We are fast-reacting and are happy to discuss your requirements with you, so you won't lose time, but will profit from our professional evaluation service.

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