The consumer electronics market demands both high quality and short development times. By using MathWorks tools, consumer electronics companies are able to achieve both goals: they find errors earlier, and reduce development time by 50% or more.
Engineers use MathWorks tools to accelerate the design of embedded systems with interacting components such as the audio, video, mechanical, and user interface features found in a phone or game system. Engineers can model embedded systems using libraries of prebuilt components to speed design across a range of applications including accelerometers, image acquisition, image processing, video processing, audio processing, surveillance, and image recognition.
Testing overall system behavior using traditional methods cannot begin until the implementation is complete. By contrast, Simulink enables engineers to create one model that includes analog, digital, and mechanical components, and begin system verification early in the design process.
MATLAB and Simulink system models serve as a golden reference and link directly to popular third-party development tools to simplify test harness construction. For example, the IDE links between Simulink and TI’s Code Composer Studio™ enable much easier software-in-the-loop and DSP-in-the-loop testing.
Similarly, cosimulation links from MATLAB and Simulink to tools such as Mentor Graphics ModelSim®, Synopsys® VCS®, and Cadence Spectre enable engineers to compare their analog designs, or HDL or Verilog code, to the MATLAB and Simulink system model.
MathWorks tools also link to test and measurement equipment from Agilent, Tektronix, Anritsu, and other vendors. The overall result of incorporating these links into engineering workflows is faster, cheaper, and more thorough system verification.
"A low bit error rate provides an easy way for us to distinguish Harman Becker products from those of our competitors. Model-Based Design with MathWorks tools enabled us to evaluate this key metric in our designs months – if not years – earlier than was previously possible."Read the story