MATLAB is a proprietary multi-paradigm programming language and numeric computing environment developed by MathWork.  

MATlab provides a vast library of mathematical functions for linear algebra, statistics, Fourier analysis, filtering, optimization, numerical integration and solving ordinary differential equations. It provides built-in graphics for visualizing data and tools for creating custom plots. 

Why use MATlab? Engineers and scientists worldwide use MATLAB for a range of applications, in industry and academia because MATLAB as a computer language is written in a mathematical scripting code that is very much similar to C++ and has the following advantages over other programs:  

  • It uses efficient vector and matrix computations 
  • It allows for easy creation of engineering graphics 
  • It is object-oriented and it has toolboxes that can be used for extensibility. 

How to use MATlab on your Red Pitaya 

Using MATlab on your Red Pitaya is simple, all you need to do is follow these steps:  

  1. Open your Red Pitaya web application and click Development and then select SCPI server (as shown below in the screenshots). Starting SCPI server can be also done manually via Terminal.
  2. When SCPI server is started the IP of your board will be shown.      
  3. Open MATLAB on your computer 
  4. Copy the Code from blink tutorial example to MATLAB workspace 
  5. Replace the IP in the example with the IP of your Red Pitaya board 
  6. Hit RUN or F5 on your keyboard to run the code. 

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Development tools

The platform software is Open Source and available on Github. Device functionalities and data can be accessed through Matlab, Labview, Scilab and Python API’s.


Control STEMlab with LabVIEW - software designed for the fast development of any engineering application that requires test, measurement, or control.


Control your Red Pitaya with MATLAB - the easiest and most productive software environment for engineers and scientists. Perfect combination to speed up your research, prototyping and testing.

Jupyter / python

Jupyter notebooks is an open-source web application that combines live Python code, equations, visualizations, dashboards with real time graphs, dials, meters, sliders, buttons and explanatory text.

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