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Getting Started with Simulink by Luca Zamboni

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Chapter 1. Simulink Facts

In this chapter, we'll explain what Simulink is, and why it has been so widely adopted in the academic and the industrial world.

After reading this chapter, you'll have learned about the limits of the usual C software development cycle, and how Simulink helps to address these limits.

What is Simulink?

Simulink is best described as a graphical programming tool. Let's elaborate a little on these two words.

Programming

Since the start of the digital era, telling a computer what to do has been a huge problem. Humans communicate through a set of conventions—languages—with very elaborate rules, definitions, and exceptions. New languages aren't easily born in the human world. But what about computers? They operate by means of a stream ...

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