Product Requirements & Platform Availability for HDL Coder

Supported Platforms

Mac, Windows, Linux

Product Requirements

  • Requires MATLAB
  • Requires Fixed-Point Designer
  • Requires MATLAB Coder
  • Simulink recommended
  • Signal Processing Toolbox recommended
  • DSP System Toolbox recommended
  • HDL Verifier recommended

Supported Third-Party Compilers


  • MinGW 5.3 C/C++ (Distributor: mingw-w64)  (available at no charge)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Family
    • Community, Professional, and Enterprise editions are supported.
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Professional
    • A compiler is not installed by default with this version of Visual Studio and must be specified while performing a custom installation. See Answer 328432 for more details.
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Professional
  • lcc-win64 (included with products that support it)


  • C/C++:
    • Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.8  (available at no charge)

Other Requirements

Introduced in R2012a

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