Natick, Mass. - (1 Jun 2011)
MathWorks today announced that Toyota and DENSO CORPORATION, Toyota’s primary automotive electronics supplier, have chosen to transition their automotive mass-production programs to the MathWorks R2010b release. This release of the MATLAB and Simulink product families includes efficiency enhancements to ROM and RAM code generation for fixed-point automotive control systems that reduce mass-production costs.
The transition builds on the shared commitment of Toyota and DENSO to Model-Based Design, which incorporates technology for automatic embedded code generation. Both companies use MathWorks modeling, simulation, and code-generation products in their production software development programs for mass-production software. Adopting R2010b enables Toyota and DENSO engineers to apply Model-Based Design in current and future production vehicle programs and to use automatically generated, fixed-point production C code for complex, real-time embedded systems.
“The joint development efforts with MathWorks that began in 2003 have matured significantly over the last eight years,” said Shigeru Kuroyanagi, General Manager, Automotive Software Engineering Division, Toyota. “MathWorks continues to make advancements towards our quality-cost-delivery (QCD) initiative requirements. Their R12.1 release satisfied delivery of toolset capability and support, R2006b provided sufficient quality for production use, and the latest version, R2010b, delivers cost reduction. By using R2010b as a third-generation toolset, we can apply R2010b’s enhanced code-generation efficiency for fixed-point ECUs to deliver cost reduction for mass-production. We also expect a significant reduction in development costs through the increased use of automatic code generation for fixed-point ECUs.”
Over the last three years, MathWorks has worked closely with Toyota and DENSO to provide the advanced capabilities required in Simulink, Stateflow, and Embedded Coder for powertrain production programs. Additionally, DENSO developed comprehensive modeling guidelines, supplemental tools, and materials to prepare Toyota and DENSO engineers for moving their production work from R2006b to R2010b.
“Toyota and DENSO’s commitment to Model-Based Design shows how MathWorks software continues to be used by the automotive industry around the world for product design and development,” said Andy Grace, vice president of engineering for design automation at MathWorks. “We have been building our close relationship with Toyota and DENSO for more than 15 years as part of a collaborative effort to develop the engineering tools required by the automotive industry, with the last 8 years focused on meeting specific needs for production use at Toyota and DENSO. We are pleased that our efforts to create high-quality software for mass-production usage have been recognized by Toyota and DENSO.”
MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design for multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MathWorks products are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world's universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 2400 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. For additional information, visit www.mathworks.com.
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Toyota Motor Corporation, headquartered in Toyota, Aichi prefecture, Japan is one of the largest automakers in the world, producing a full range of vehicle models from mini-vehicles to large trucks. Toyota is a global automobile manufacturer, producing vehicles in 26 countries and regions and marketing vehicles in more than 170 countries and regions. In fiscal 2009, ended March 31, 2010, Toyota provided over seven million vehicles on a consolidated basis to customers around the world under the Toyota, Lexus, Daihatsu, and Hino brands. Toyota had approximately 320,000 employees as of March, 2010.
DENSO CORPORATION, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electric, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 34 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs approximately 120,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010, totaled US$32.0 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.1 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.
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