NATICK & NORWOOD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 7, 2007— The MathWorks, Inc. and Analog Devices, Inc. today introduced Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP++(R), which integrates MATLAB(R) and Simulink(R) with the Analog Devices VisualDSP++(R) integrated development and debugging software environment.
Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP++, which is sold and supported
by The MathWorks, lets engineers verify embedded code running on
VisualDSP++ using MATLAB and generate VisualDSP++ projects from
Simulink models. The tool accelerates development and verification of
signal processing and control algorithms on Analog Devices processors
by reducing or eliminating errors associated with hand coding.
Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP++ brings Model-Based Design to
engineers in the aerospace and defense, automotive, communications,
and electronics industries who work with Analog Devices processors.
The tool supports Analog Devices Blackfin(R), SHARC(R) and
TigerSHARC(R) processor families. The same model can now be used in
the four stages of Model-Based Design for embedded software
development - executable specification, design with simulation,
embedded code generation, and code verification - for Analog Devices
Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP++ works seamlessly with the
VisualDSP++ integrated development and debugging environment (IDDE).
The tool lets engineers execute VisualDSP++ commands for analysis,
debugging, and automated code verification directly from MATLAB. It
also provides processor-in-the-loop (PIL) cosimulation of
automatically-generated subsystem code on supported processors.
Simulink models validated during algorithm and system design can be
reused to test embedded code on the target processor. This
system-level test-bench capability lets system engineers quickly
verify their designs on the target processor without spending time
manually recoding algorithms or writing separate test bench software,
and it eliminates the need for a different set of software tools for
"Rapid advances in processor architectures from Analog Devices
have delivered outstanding performance and value for embedded
systems," said Derek Leadbetter, director of DSP tools development at
Analog Devices. "At the same time, however, the complexity of
developing embedded software for these devices has increased
significantly. The release of Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP++ now
extends the benefits of Model-Based Design with MATLAB and Simulink to
embedded systems engineers, enabling them to take full advantage of
Analog Devices processors."
"The convergence of audio, video, communications, and controls has
created enormous challenges for embedded systems designers and is
putting severe time-to-market pressure on new product development,"
said Ken Karnofsky, director of marketing, Signal Processing and
Communications at The MathWorks. "The collaboration between Analog
Devices and The MathWorks satisfies a key customer need across various
industries for tools that accelerate embedded systems development."
Availability and Pricing
Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP++ is available on Microsoft
Windows immediately. U.S. list prices start at $2,000.
About The MathWorks
The MathWorks is the world's leading developer of technical
computing and Model-Based Design software for engineers and scientists
in industry, government, and education. With an extensive product set
based on MATLAB and Simulink, The MathWorks provides software and
services to solve challenging problems and accelerate innovation in
automotive, aerospace, communications, financial services,
biotechnology, electronics, instrumentation, process, and other
The MathWorks was founded in 1984 and employs more than 1,600
people worldwide, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts. For
additional information, visit www.mathworks.com.
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