MathWorks announces release 2021b of MATLAB and Simulink


NATICK, Massachusetts, September 28, 2021 – MathWorks today announced Release 2021b of the MATLAB and Simulink product families. Release 2021b (R2021b) brings hundreds of new and updated features and functionality in MATLAB and Simulink, plus two new products and five major updates. New features in MATLAB include code refactoring and block editing, as well as the ability to run Python commands and scripts from MATLAB. Simulink updates allow users to run multiple simulations for different scenarios from the Simulink editor and create custom tabs in the Simulink toolstrip.

R2021b also introduces new products that support wireless communication:

The RF PCB Toolbox enables the design, analysis and visualization of high speed and RF multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs). RF engineers can design components with parameterized or any geometry, including distributed passive structures such as traces, bends, and vias. Coupling, dispersion and parasitic effects can be modeled using the frequency domain method of moments and other EM techniques. Toolbox support for ODB ++ and databases from Cadence Allegro, Mentor Expedition, Altium and Zuken enables signal integrity engineers to analyze the high speed parts of the PCB layout.

  • Signal Integrity Toolbox

The Signal Integrity Toolbox provides functions and apps for designing high-speed serial and parallel links. Users can create experiments covering multiple parameters, extract design metrics, and visualize waveforms and results. The toolbox supports standard-compliant IBIS-AMI models for statistical and time domain simulations for the analysis of equalization and clock recovery.

In addition to the new products, R2021b contains important updates for the Symbolic Math Toolbox, Lidar Toolbox and Simulink Control Design as well as other products in the areas of deep learning, reinforcement learning, predictive maintenance as well as statistics and machine learning. R2021b is available immediately worldwide. Information on all new products, improvements and bug fixes in the MATLAB and Simulink product families can be found on the R2021b Highlights page.

About MathWorks

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computer software. MATLAB, the language of engineers and scientists, is a programming environment for developing algorithms, data analysis, visualization and numerical calculations. Simulink is a block diagram environment for the simulation and model-based design of multi-domain and embedded engineering systems. Engineers and scientists around the world rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation and development in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech pharmaceutical and other industries. MATLAB and Simulink are also essential teaching and research tools in universities and educational institutions around the world. MathWorks was founded in 1984 and employs more than 5,000 people in 16 countries with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. Visit for more information.

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