Target Computer Setup
Target Computer Setup
The speedgoatkerneltransfer tool updates the kernel and the
network settings of the target machine.
Speedgoat real-time target machines are pre-configured to store the kernel image
on the main drive. However, you can also use the network boot option to load the
kernel image on-the-fly using the dedicated server integrated in the Simulink
Configuration and transfer of the Simulink Real-Time kernel to your target machine
is required if:
you want to assign new TCP/IP communication settings to your target
the Simulink Real-Time kernel version installed on your target machine
does not match the Simulink Real-Time version installed on your development
computer (different MATLAB release or a patched/updated version)
you want to load a kernel with different options e.g. single-core instead
of multi-core, USB support enabled / disabled, graphics or text mode.
Kernel file: You have
the possibility to create a new kernel or to send an already
existing kernel file (.rtb). If the 'Send existing' option is
chosen, the edit field for browsing an existing kernel file will
be enabled (situated under transfer options). Existing kernel
files include Standalone kernels.
Acquire settings: When
you choose to acquire settings from the target machine, the
'Target driver', 'Ethernet index' and the 'Multicore CPU' option
will be set according to the connected target machine.
Target & current Network settings
Select target: Select
the target machine. To check the Host-Target connection, the
connect button can be used.
settings: Current network settings for the
selected target machine. If you want to acquire settings from
the target machine or want to transfer the kernel via Ethernet,
these settings have to match the current target settings.
New kernel settings
If creating a new kernel these are the settings which will be
considered. The settings are logged in the sgkernel.txt stored in
Mode: Normal mode is
using the DOSLoader as boot mode. Networkboot will create a boot
image. To create a standalone kernel, select the Simulink
Target network settings:
The network settings for the new kernel. Target driver and
Ethernet Index will be enabled depending on the choice of
'Acquire settings' (see User options above).
Optional settings for the kernel.
Destination: Choose this
option if you want to store the kernel file locally.
Ethernet transfer: This
option will attempt to send the kernel file via the Host-Link
ethernet connection. The '<existing kernel file>' field gets
enabled when choosing to send an existing kernel file (see 'User
Kernel Configuration and Transfer
The following sections describes the various kernel configurations and transfer
options step by step.