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 Rugged steel chassis with EMI protection
Size Height: 270mm, Width: 130mm, Depth: 255mm
Weight 3 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 at front
Reset button at front
Power LED at front
HD (FlashDisc) activity LED at front
Link 1 / Link 2 LED at front
Video connector 1x DVI-I, 1x Display Port
USB 4x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 (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 Disabled
I/O subsystem
Analog inputs 32 single-ended/16 differential analog inputs, 16-bit, ±10V
Analog outputs 4 single-ended analog outputs, 16-bit, ±10V
Digital I/O 16 digital TTL I/O lines, configurable as inputs or outputs in two groups of eight
PWM/Encoder See optional Motion Control Package
CAN See optional CAN I/O package
Power consumption ~ 35W
Temperature 0º to +55ºC
Humidity 5-90%, 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:
  • Rugged enclosure
  • Intel Core i3 2.4 GHz dual core CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 4GB flash for data logging
  • 32 single-ended or 16 differential analog inputs, 16-bit, +/- 10V, sequential sampling
  • 4 single-ended analog outputs, 16-bit, +/- 10V
  • 16 digital TTL I/O lines
  • I/O cable and terminal board
  • DVI-I to VGA adapter
  • Universal power supply (24VDC, 50W, 100-240V, 50/60Hz)
  • 8GB USB memory stick for kernel transfer
  • Speedgoat Drivers Software for Simulink Real-Time
  • Documentation
The Education real-time target machine is exclusively available to academic institutions and shall not be used for projects associated with commercial projects.
108007 Motion Control FPGA package I/O module with Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA with 50k logic cells, providing the following I/O functionality:
  • 3 x channels for PWM generation, each providing three I/O lines (A, B, and Trigger)
  • 3 x channels for PWM capture
  • 3 x channels for quadrature decoding, to connect with incremental encoder sensors
  • 1 x interrupt for synchronization purposes
  • 42 x general purpose digital I/O lines configurable as inputs our outputs in groups of eight
  • I/O cable and terminal board
  • Speedgoat Drivers Software for Simulink Real-Time
  • Documentation
All I/O lines support 3.3V and 5V TTL levels.
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, Simulink Real-Time, and Xilinx software tools (not included), VHDL code examples, and Simulink blocks for FPGA bitstream-download and FPGA application interaction.
108003 Education CAN I/O package Intelligent CAN I/O module
  • Two high/low speed 2.0b CAN ports (software selectable)
  • Loopback test cable
  • Speedgoat Drivers Software for Simulink Real-Time
  • Documentation

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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