I have question regarding Simulink External Mode for development board with MPC5744P. Is it possible to run External Mode on that? All what I was able to find, it's examples with SIL, PIL and also External Mode for S32K148EVB, but nothing about that for EVKIT-MPC5744P. From example for S32K148EVB, I've assumed that is necessary to chose transport layer and MEX-file arguments into External mode configuration block (see picture below), but in my case there is none. I'm not strong familiar with this type of setting and if somebody will be able to point me or provide some example, it would be great.
I'm using Mathlab 2016b and below a screenshot with Code Generation/Interface settings.
Unfortunately for MBDT MPC5744P v2.0.0 we don't have support for external mode - this feature was introduced in our latest release for S32K14x. We are currently working on a MPC574xP/B/C/G toolbox, which we will release mid-February 2019. In this release we will have support for both SIL and PIL, but probably not for external mode.
Yes, it will support both MPC5744P and MPC5748G + other parts (15 derivatives in total). In this release, all the generated code will be based on P.A. SDK.
Feature-wise the toolbox will support same peripherals as MPC5744P v2.0 does, but moving toward the look&feel of the S32K14x toolbox (2018.R1 our latest so far) - e.g.: in the main configuration block, you can select the COM port from a list of connected devices, rather than you having to open Windows Device Manager and look for the COM number, then input it by hand.
If you have a question regarding a specific peripheral / other feature please ask here.
You have mentioned that MPC5744P DEV KIT will not have external mode support on the new releases. May we learn if not private, why MPC5744P does not support external mode while S32K1 supports. Is that because of some hardware issue or sth else. Also as engineers, we ran into some other difficulties on external mode for some other brand chips. Is that problem Matlab rooted?
Hello firstname.lastname@example.org ,
I can not speak for other companies, but on our side there is no hardware issue, just that we always make decisions regarding what gets done for a release and what doesn't - and for MPC57xx family toolbox, external mode did not make the cut - not yet at least. It is on our radar, but for the moment we do not have a plan for our next update on this product. I will get back to you on this subject when I'll have more information to share.