MATHEMATICS, SIMULATION AND MODELLING

Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP++

10 May 2007

The Mathworks

The MathWorks and Analog Devices have introduced Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP++, which integrates Matlab and Simulink with the Analog Devices VisualDSP++ integrated development and debugging software environment.

Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP 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.

The software brings model-based design to engineers in the aerospace, defence, automotive, communications and electronics industries who work with Analog Devices processors. The tool supports Analog Devices Blackfin, Sharc and TigerSharc processor families.

It also provides processor-in-the-loop (PIL) co-simulation 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. It also eliminates the need for a different set of software tools for verification.

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