MathWorks Embedded Code Generates Safety-Critical Systems for Honeywell

6/5/2003 - The MathWorks announced Honeywell Engines, Systems and Services (ES&S), a leading developer of global aircraft engine control systems, is deploying The MathWorks embedded code generation technology, based on MATLAB® and Simulink®, to develop increasingly complex airborne software and systems that meet the FAA's RTCA/DO-178B Level A certification requirements. Honeywell joins Motorola, Jaguar, and BAE Systems in a growing list of companies that are using The MathWorks production code products.

Glen High, Chief Engineer For Controls Integration, Honeywell ES&S said, "The MathWorks embedded code generation products fit within our safety-critical software development framework and provide productivity gains, even though software is becoming more complex and more pervasive within modern aircraft engines controllers."

The MathWorks provides a complete development environment that employs executable graphical models for specifying and implementing embedded software, rather than traditional methods that rely on paper documents and manual coding. Embedded code generation eliminates the long delays that traditionally occur between software specification and embedded code creation. One of the key benefits to this approach is that specification and design defects are caught much earlier in the software life cycle than before, thus saving development time, cost, and effort. Honeywell can now generate, test, and maintain software functionality of increased complexity over 20+ year life cycles.

"We have worked closely with Honeywell ES&S during their evaluation to define a time and cost-savings process that joins our code generation expertise with their demanding, safety-critical applications. We are pleased to continue to support Honeywell in this effort and truly welcome our expanding relationship," said Richard Rovner, vice president of marketing at The MathWorks.

The MathWorks products currently used by Honeywell include MATLAB, Simulink, Stateflow®, Stateflow Coder, Simulink Report Generator, Real-Time Workshop®, Real-Time Workshop Embedded Coder, and Simulink Performance Tools. The MathWorks partnership and product integration with T-VEC Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of automatic test vector generation tools, was also an important factor in Honeywell's decision.

About The MathWorks
The MathWorks is the world's leading developer of technical computing 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 industries.The MathWorks was founded in 1984 and employs more than 1,000 people worldwide, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts. For additional information, visit

About Honeywell
Honeywell is a US$24-billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; specialty chemicals; fibers; plastics; and electronic and advanced materials. Honeywell employs approximately 108,000 people in 95 countries and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol HON, as well as on the London, Chicago and Pacific stock exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Additional information on the company is available on the Internet at

MATLAB, Simulink, Stateflow, Handle Graphics, and Real-Time Workshop are registered trademarks, and TargetBox is a trademark of The MathWorks, Inc.

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