Journal of Computing
Most hardware designers use Simulink as a design platform because it contains many components that have hardware equivalent. In addition to that, it supports Matlab co-simulation and hardware synthesis. Simulink is seen as a good platform for low complexity systems that do not require trimming analysis during the verification phase. Hardware design for complex systems such as MIMO-OFDM needs an immediate manual conversion from Matlab to RTL-VHDL, and the communication between Matlab and FPGA must be managed directly through the Universal Asynchronous Receive and Transmit (UART).