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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place for Models

Software is becoming an increasingly important element in SoCs as embedded systems are integrated into single chips. Such a chip must ship with working software, and, if it includes a platform that will run an OS and drivers and software written by the user, then even more testing is needed to prevent nasty surprises or let-downs.

This sort of testing starts at the architectural planning phase and continues down through the exercising of software on the detailed design. Initially, and for short bits of code, it can be done on a virtual platform – a model of … Read More → "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place for Models"

Certifying Models

There’s not much new about using models to start the design of a complex system. From an algorithmic standpoint, Matlab forms the basis for high-level design, and Simulink allows for the next step of modeling such a system in a more concrete fashion.

When the model is ready for detailed implementation, code can be generated for use downstream.

But, if you’re working on a piece of equipment intended for a safety-critical application, or, for whatever reason, some other usage subject to one of the many Read More → "Certifying Models"

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