I-Logix's Updated Statemate Offers Large Team Collaboration

2/24/2003 - I-Logix Inc., the industry’s premier provider of enterprise solutions for embedded applications development, announced the addition of large team collaboration to Statemate®, I-Logix’ widely used systems engineering solution. I-Logix has also made major performance enhancements to Statemate 3.2, providing engineers with the most comprehensive systems engineering tool available.

Statemate 3.2 supports large-scale collaboration through a new configuration management interface, and the automatic generation of hyperlinked documents using a new Statemate Documenter template. Hyperlinking allows users to generate documents directly from a model while linking all model elements together. This provides easy navigation of the design documentation, ideal when communicating with groups not directly familiar with the model itself. Further, these hyperlinked documents can easily be "published" on the web, allowing teams in many different locations to collaborate.

Several performance enhancements have been added to Statemate 3.2. The data-dictionary database access and simulation engines have been further optimized to improve read/write access times and overall performance respectively. In addition, the time it takes to produce documentation, debug models and mini-specs, edit Truth Tables and change element types in the data dictionary has been significantly reduced. Each of these features contributes to improving developer productivity and further enables Statemate to be effectively utilized on very large systems.

Statemate 3.2 expands upon systems engineering with broad process coverage through a new, more comprehensive DOORS® interface, automatic generation of Sequence Diagrams, and the addition of Switch and Case constructs. The DOORS interface module has been completely redesigned to follow a standard Windows® look and feel. In addition, it provides greater flexibility over what information will be linked with DOORS requirements and provides automatic links between Statemate model elements. This will reduce the time it takes to link and manage DOORS requirements with Statemate model elements.

As the next step in the integration of Unified Modeling LanguageTM (UMLTM) diagrams within Statemate, a Sequence Diagram will be generated during simulation, capturing the scenario that was executed. This will aid in debugging the model and reduce the time it takes to ensure you have captured the design intent as well as the time it takes to capture the expected system scenarios.

The Statemate action language has been extended to include both the Switch and the Case constructs which provide users with more options to define the logic of the system, making it faster to build models and easier to communicate design intent.

Statemate 3.2 will be available for purchase in March 2003.

Statemate is a graphical design, simulation and prototyping tool for the rapid development of complex embedded systems. It enables engineers to graphically capture their system requirements, specifications and designs using a combination of the Unified Modeling LanguageTM (UMLTM) and traditional functional design notations. The graphical models captured in Statemate are simulated on the host computer allowing errors in the requirements and specifications to be discovered early in the process when they are inexpensive to fix. Statemate automatically generates documentation, prototype code, test vectors, and enables corporate re-use of key systems components.

About I-Logix Inc.
Founded in 1987, I-Logix is a leading provider of solutions for systems design through software development focused on real-time embedded applications. These solutions allow engineers to graphically model the behavior and functionality of their embedded systems, analyze and validate the system and automatically generate production quality code in a variety of languages. In 2002, I-Logix introduced an enterprise level Product Lifecycle Management Portal that enables users to easily cope with the enormous amount of information that is generated as a product is designed, developed and marketed.

I-Logix was one of the seven founding companies of the Unified Modeling LanguageTM (UMLTM), is a member of the Object Management GroupTM (OMGTM), the Bluetooth SIG, the International Council of Systems Engineers (INCOSE), and a founding member of the Embedded Linux Consortium. I-Logix is backed by ABS Ventures, One Liberty Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners, Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Gilde Investments, Phillips Ventures BV, and Needham Capital Partners. I-Logix is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts and has sales and support centers throughout North America, Europe and the Far East. I-Logix can be found on the Internet at http://www.ilogix.com.

Statemate is a registered trademark of I-Logix Inc. I-Logix and the I-Logix logo are trademarks of I-Logix Inc. OMG marks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks, service marks and/or certification marks of Object Management Group, Inc. registered in the United States.

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