2/23/2005 - Embedded systems and software solutions provider, I-Logix, has announced the release of Statemate 4.0, the industry’s most comprehensive model-driven development (MDD) tool for embedded systems. Statemate’s redesigned Graphical User Interface (GUI) offers substantial performance and workflow improvements by combining many of the tool’s popular views into a single integrated development environment (IDE) designed to improve productivity. Statemate’s single IDE increases readability, navigation, and streamlines the development process by reducing model creation and modification times by allowing more efficient data access, multi-element manipulation, and minimising mouse click rates.
In addition to the new GUI, Statemate now offers an improved documentation engine allowing for easier access to the comprehensive database of Statemate information contained within the documentation repository. Statemate 4.0 also incorporates Flowcharts as part of its graphical language, adding a powerful behavioural view, which can also be simulated. Production quality C code, such as that used in automotive ECU’s or other space restrictive 8/16 bit applications can be automatically generated directly from the graphical specification utilising the Statemate MicroC Code Generator, further streamlining the model-based design process into a single integrated environment.
Other new features include support for 64-character naming and exact case support to allow more extensible naming of elements, updated intelligent help support engine to allow the user to fix model issues more quickly, and an intelligent Model Checker featuring user-selectable regions for error testing. Statemate 4.0 features tighter integration and updated support for more Compilers, Configuration Management, and Requirements Management tools.
“We are very excited about the investment in usability improvements to Statemate and feel that this single integrated design environment, and the enhanced integration with third party tools provides a systems development platform with no peers,” said Neeraj Chandra, I-Logix Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development. “Statemate 4.0’s enhanced GUI, unique IDE, and MicroC code generator make it the single most comprehensive and advanced embedded systems engineering tool on the market.”
With customers ranging from Daimler Chrysler to Nissan and BAE Systems to MBDA, Statemate has become the standard for modelling and simulating complex embedded systems in the automotive and aerospace industries. With Statemate, these companies are now overcoming the design challenges of enormous complexity, explosion of new features, ambiguous design parameters and evolving requirements. Statemate combines an advanced open architecture and intuitive graphical user interface with state of the art simulation and code generation for a complete systems specification and design solution, saving our customers an average of over 30% in development costs while significantly minimising project risk.
Statemate is a graphical design, simulation, and prototyping tool for the rapid development of complex embedded systems across distributed teams. It enables engineers to graphically capture their system requirements, specifications and designs using a combination of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) 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, and test vectors, and enables corporate re-use of key systems components.
Founded in 1987, I-Logix is the worldwide leading provider of Collaborative Model-Driven Development (MDD) solutions for systems design through software development focused on real-time embedded applications. These solutions allow engineers, operating in either small or very large teams, to graphically model the requirements, behavior, and functionality of embedded systems. The design is iteratively analysed, validated, and tested throughout the development process while automatically generated production quality code can be output in a variety of languages. I-Logix facilitates team collaboration through unique project and task management capabilities integrated into its UML based MDD solutions, enabling design review and inter-team participation from concept-to-code, regardless of where team members are located. I-Logix is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts and has sales and support centers throughout North America, Europe and the Far East. For more information, visit I-Logix at www.ilogix.com
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