I-Logix Leads Embedded Design and Modeling with Innovations

6/23/2003 - Affirming I-Logix’ leadership status in the embedded systems and software development industry, SD Times magazine has awarded Rhapsody®, a Unified Modeling LanguageTM (UMLTM)-based Model-driven Development Environment, their SD Times 100 award. The first annual SD Times 100 recognizes 2002's leaders and innovators of the software development industry. Specifically regarding I-Logix, which was recognized in the Modeling category, the editors wrote, "Rhapsody leads interactive embedded design and modeling." Rhapsody captured this honor for its leadership role, as well as its reputation among embedded developers. Rhapsody continues to gain momentum in the market with the recent announcement to support UML 2.0, and its enhancement-packed 4.2 release slated for delivery during the summer of 2003.

"The SD Times 100 looked for companies which set a direction that developers and the industry followed in 2002" said Alan Zeichick, editor-in-chief of SD Times. "When choosing the SD Times 100, we carefully considered each company's offerings and reputation, as well as the attention and conversation we've heard around the company and its products and technologies, as a sign of leadership within the industry." "I-Logix is proud to receive this award from SD Times, which validates that Rhapsody is a best-in-class solution," said Neeraj Chandra, Senior VP of Marketing & Corporate Development. "I-Logix remains committed to providing the most productive and innovative tools in the embedded industry. Our approach is quite simple. We listen to our growing customer base to determine what their needs are, and provide solutions which exceed their expectations. This is how we have been gaining market share."

I-Logix recently announced that it will be building on its long-standing support for the UML with plans for a UML 2.0 compliant version of Rhapsody. This will follow hard on the heels of the vote to finalize the UML 2.0 specification due to take place in this month in Paris. Moreover, as I-Logix is a major technology contributor to UML 2.0, many of the features that the new standard will incorporate are already supported in the current version of Rhapsody.

In addition, Rhapsody 4.2, the latest release shipping in the next few weeks, contains many exciting enhancements aimed at increasing productivity and enhancing the user experience. I-Logix strives to not only have the industry's leading code generation technology, but to also provide usability enhancements, aesthetic improvements, and testing capabilities, resulting in a total concept-to-code solution. As a sampling of what’s to come, Rhapsody 4.2 code generation enhancements include increased support for the needs of users who target 8-bit and 16-bit environments, resulting in code that takes less RAM and ROM and is MISRA (Motor Industry Software Reliability Association) compliant. In 4.2, Rhapsody’s capability as a communication medium has been enhanced by providing a library of highly appealing 3-D graphical bitmaps of commonly used items such as mutexes, semaphores, message queues and sensors. These bitmaps can be used within a UML model to make the design more understandable to management and to customers.

Also in Rhapsody 4.2 is the latest version of Rhapsody in Ada, the hottest Ada Model-driven Development Environment on the market. Rhapsody in Ada enables Ada developers to reverse engineer legacy code and automatically create Rhapsody models, offering this market all the advantages of model-driven development such as early validation, reuse of components, and automatic generation of documentation, test vectors and Ada code. In 4.2 I-Logix has further automated user workflow with full application code generation, and the ability to automatically test the model using requirements scenarios generated with the Rhapsody TestConductor product.

About I-Logix Rhapsody
I-Logix Rhapsody is an award winning, UML compliant, systems design, application development, and collaboration platform. Rhapsody is used by design and development teams to deliver real-time embedded applications in C, C++, Java and Ada. Rhapsody uniquely combines a graphical UML programming paradigm with advanced systems design and analysis capabilities and seamlessly links with the target implementation language, resulting in a complete model-driven development environment, from requirements capture through analysis, design, implementation and test.

Operating on either an engineering workstation or a PC, Rhapsody has the ability to "execute" graphical models and debug behavior at the design level, both at the host as well as the target, produce test vectors and generate production quality code within a single development environment. Using Rhapsody, developers can maintain applications at the code level through graphical models. If changes are made to the model, the application code changes as well to correspond to the modifications; and if the code is altered, the models are dynamically updated. The dynamic bi-directional link between the code and the design documentation ensures Rhapsody is ideally suited for all members of the design team. Rhapsody also incorporates formal verification and Internet technologies to provide unique testing and collaborative capabilities. Leveraging these innovative techniques via an intuitive user-interface, Rhapsody dramatically boosts productivity by improving team collaboration, quality and re-use, leading to significantly compressed development cycles.

About SD Times
Launched in February 2000, BZ Media's SD Times is the newspaper of record for the software-development industry. SD Times is published twice monthly in identical print and digital editions, and can also be read online at www.sdtimes.com.

About I-Logix
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 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.

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