Embedded Market Forecasters Endorses I-Logix Rhapsody in C for MDD

7/1/2005 - Embedded Market Forecasters (EMF) of Framingham, MA, dedicated to Embedded Systems market research, has endorsed I-Logix Rhapsody in C® as the best Model-Driven Development (MDD) tool available for tackling the challenges of using modeling, simulation and code generation to get embedded applications to market faster.

In the company’s most recent White Paper, UML for C Developers; Getting Embedded C Applications to Market Faster using the Model-Driven Development Technologies of Modeling, Simulation and Code Generation, EMF Analyst Dr. Jerome L. Krasner states that “With one-exception UML vendors, notwithstanding their efforts to generate C code from the OO UML designs, have not provided the capabilities that would enable C developers to exploit a MDD based process. Currently only I-Logix’ Rhapsody provides such an environment by allowing C developers to work in either a Functional, Structured or OO environment and also enabling them to seamlessly integrate their existing code into their current application…Rhapsody in C, from I-Logix, brings the advantage of UML based MDD, in a natural and intuitive way, to the C developer”[1].

The technology endorsement from Embedded Market Forecasters for Rhapsody in C comes on the heels of numerous industry awards, including recent recognition by SD Times for an SD Times 100 award for market leadership and innovation and a prestigious victory at ESC San Francisco, where the newly launched Rhapsody 6.0 won an “Embeddie” for Best in Show award, establishing a first for the VDC group who, until this year, had not awarded a “Best in Show” to an existing product upgrade.

“Extensive, in-depth data collection plus our proprietary search and reference tools has given us the unique ability to take insight gleaned from industry leaders and apply it to ‘see’ into the embedded systems and software world’s future. Going forward, we can expect a continued surge in their complexity and sophistication and a critical eye will turn to find high quality solutions to the challenges of developing robust, error-free systems and software in far less time. I-Logix is meeting this need with the new Rhapsody in C suite of tools, which allows users on all levels of the design team to communicate, making it possible to drive errors out of the process long before the final design, so that MDD developed products work, as tested, in the field.” Dr. Jerry Krasner, Analyst, Embedded Market Forecasters, said.

“I-Logix is very happy to have received independent, scholarly validation from the highly respected analysts at Embedded Market Forecasters for our Rhapsody in C product. Dr. Krasner’s in-depth study of the challenges, shortfalls and needs of C Developers shows that there is a widening disconnect between the demands placed on embedded developers and the tools available to support them. The White Paper from Embedded Market Forecasters highlights what I-Logix has targeted as a major focus area: Engineers, designers and developers need intuitive, easy-to-use modeling, simulation, code generation and test tools to meet the real challenges of productivity and complexity,” Neeraj Chandra, I-Logix Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development, said.

About Rhapsody in C
I-Logix Rhapsody in C generates full production C code for a variety of target platforms based on UML 2.0 behavioral and structural diagrams as well as providing reverse engineering of C code for reuse of intellectual property with an MDD environment. The C version targets many popular 32-bit RTOS environments as well as microcontrollers in the 8-bit and 16-bit space with or without an RTOS through the Interrupt Driven Framework. Rhapsody in C brings MDD to the C developer by giving them a flexible environment to work in an Object based environment to define more functional code. By extending Rhapsody in C to allow both methodologies, I-Logix enables users to take advantage of Rhapsody’s key enabling technologies of full production code generation, model execution, and model-code associativity. Rhapsody in C includes key enabling technologies such as visual modeling with UML 2.0, executable models, dynamic model/code associativity (DMCA), automatic application synthesis, design-level debug and test and scalable team collaboration.

About Embedded Market Forecasters (EMF)
The premier market intelligence and advisory firm in the embedded technology industry, Embedded Market Forecasters (EMF) is the embedded market research division of American Technology International, Inc. We specialize in providing high-quality data and expert analysis to support our clients’ ability to assess the opportunities, risks, and competitive issues involved with developing and deploying embedded technologies. EMF has extensive experience providing both multi-client and custom research on topics including embedded boards, buses, software, hardware and development tools markets as well as embedded technology applications including embedded systems, digital signal processors (DSPs), FPGAs, single board computers, communications/IT, and multimedia. Our clients range from startups to Global 100 companies worldwide. Founded by Dr. Jerry Krasner, a recognized authority on embedded markets, product development and channel distribution, EMF is headquartered in Framingham, Mass and can be found on the Web at www.embedded-forecast.com.

About I-Logix
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 analyzed, 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 about Rhapsody in C:
Tel: 978 682-2100 Fax: 978 682-5995 Address: 3 Riverside Drive, Andover, MA 01810. www.ilogix.com

[1] Krasner, Jerome L. Ph.D. UML for C Developers; Getting Embedded C Applications to Market Faster using the Model-Driven Development Technologies of Modeling, Simulation and Code Generation. Page 14, Copyright April, 2005, Embedded Market Forecasters.

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