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Develop, manage, and execute simulation-based tests

Simulink® Test™ provides tools for authoring, managing, and executing systematic, simulation-based tests of models, generated code, and simulated or physical hardware. It includes simulation, baseline, and equivalence test templates that let you perform functional, unit, regression, and back-to-back testing using software-in-the-loop (SIL), processor-in-the-loop (PIL), and real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) modes.

With Simulink Test you can create nonintrusive test harnesses to isolate the component under test. You can define requirements-based assessments using a text-based language, and specify test input, expected outputs, and tolerances in a variety of formats, including Microsoft® Excel®. Simulink Test includes a Test Sequence block that lets you construct complex test sequences and assessments, and a test manager for managing and executing tests. Observer blocks let you access any signal in the design without changing the model or the model interface. Large sets of tests can be organized and executed in parallel or on continuous integration systems.

You can trace tests to requirements (with Simulink Requirements™) and generate reports that include test coverage information from Simulink Coverage™.

Support for industry standards is available through IEC Certification Kit (for IEC 61508 and ISO 26262) and DO Qualification Kit (for DO-178).


  • Functional Testing for Verification

    High level goals, features, and capabilities of Simulink Test to help you get started with functional testing.

  • Test Case Planning

    Describes different test objectives and how to configure test cases.

  • Create and Run a Baseline Test

    Create a simple test case for a model, run the test, capture baseline data, and review test results.

  • Create a Test Harness

    A test harness is a model that isolates the component under test, with inputs, outputs, and verification blocks configured for testing scenarios.

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