Simulink, MATLAB linked to Code Composer Studio - Embedded.com

Simulink, MATLAB linked to Code Composer Studio

The MathWorks has just released its Link for Code Composer Studio 2, designed to allow developers deploying embedded software on TI's digital signalprocessors (DSP) and microcontrollers (MCU) to perform continuousverification of code, a core component of Model-Based Design.

“Model-Based Design calls for the same model to flow through four majorstages in the software-development process, from specification tosimulation to code generation to code verification,” said Arun Mulpur,technical marketing manager for signal processing and communications atThe MathWorks. “A significant trend in embedded signal-processing systemsis that more and more system implementations involve tightly coordinatedhardware and software components.

He said the time savings associated with Link for Code Composer Studio Development Tools come from two major improvements. First, the new version uses the CCStudio in-process communications and data-transfer technology totransfer test data between CCStudio software and MATLAB or Simulink,delivering up to 50 times faster performance than the previous version.

“The improved data transfer rates let engineers test embedded applicationson TI's TMS320C6000 DSP, TMS320C5000 DSP, TMS320C2000 DSP-basedcontroller, and OMAP platforms, ” he said.

Second, said Mulpur, developers using Link for Code Composer can now construct test benches directly in Simulink, as well as MATLAB, using TI's RTDXTM (Real-Time Data eXchange) hardware and software to automate code verification.

Developers can also save time and reduce development costs by using Linkfor Studio Code Composer Development Tools in conjunction with EmbeddedTarget for TI's C2000 DSP-based controller platform and Embedded Targetfor TI's C6000 DSP platform, add-ons available separately from TheMathWorks.

Link for Code Composer Studio Development Tools 2 is now for the Microsoft Windows platform, with list prices starting at $1,000.

The MathWorks, Inc.
Natick, Mass.
Tel: (617) 723-1044
www.mathworks.com/products/csslink

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