dSpace and Julia

Today I talked on a social event with a number of professors for control engineering about Matlab and Julia. They all told me, they would love to replace Matlab with Julia, but they have dSpace control hardware that only works with Matlab/ Simulink.

What could be a good answer?

I guess that the assumption that Matlab/Simulink is required to use dSpace hardware is wrong:

To configure the systems, you can use the dSPACE software tools ConfigurationDesk, ControlDesk, and the Bus Manager in combination with commonly used tools such as MATLAB®/Simulink® from MathWorks, FMI-based models, or Linux-based frameworks such as RTMaps or the Robot Operating System (ROS).

I have to find out more details how we actually use this hardware…