Altair Embed (formerly known as solidThinking Embed) is a visual environment for model based development of embedded systems. Its highly efficient diagram-to-code capability shortens the development time and increases product quality.
With Altair Embed, you can quickly develop virtual prototypes of any dynamic system. Models are built by simply sliding blocks into the work area and wiring them together with the mouse.
Embed automatically converts the control diagrams into C-code ready to be downloaded to the target hardware. The generated C-code is recognized for its efficiency with respect to memory requirements and runtime.
Altair Embed represents a new era of VisSim for efficient model-based embedded development including new packaging aimed at providing more functionality with simplified configuration and installation.
Similar to previous versions, there are two main products:
- Altair Embed SE (Simulation Edition) replacing Professional VisSim
- Altair Embed replacing VisSim Embedded (Includes Embed SE)
The number of add-ons have been reduced to two:
- Altair Embed.Digital Power Designer
- Altair Embed/Comm
Many more capabilities are now available within the main products:
- Frequency Domain Analysis and Linearization
- Generalized reduced gradient method of parameter optimization
- Electric motor and controller block set (floating point)
- UML 2 state transition diagram editor to simulate event-driven systems
- Real-time data monitoring with CAN, OPC, real-time data acquisition boards, serial, and UDP
- Support for Altair Compose Open Matrix Language
- Enhanced support for Texas Instruments TI F28377D
- Faster and more efficient code generation
BENEFITS OF ALTAIR EMBED
Rapid Development of Control Systems
Altair Embed provides a complete toolchain for the development of embedded control systems covering Software-in-the-Loop, Processor-in-the-Loop as well as Hardware-in-the-Loop simulations. You can make changes to a control diagram, and compile and download it to the target MCU in seconds. Then, while the system is operating, you can interactively update the control parameters. Using powerful data logging, buffering, and digital scoping blocks, you can gain insight into the control algorithms deployed on the target MCU in real time.
No Hand-Coding Required!
Turning control diagrams into executable, real-time capable code used to require an experienced embedded software developer. With Altair Embed’s code generator a control design engineer can easily try out new algorithms on a target hardware without the need of hand-coding.
Affordable & Easily Configurable Development Environment
The basic configuration of Altair Embed is packaged with most of the tools needed for embedded development including state charts, target support, fixed point algorithms, efficient code generators, motor control libraries, and a lot more. This results in an affordable and easy configurable development environment.
CAPABILITIES OF EMBED
Model Based Embedded Development
Block Diagram Environment
High level Diagrams
Motion Control Block Library
Simulation of Dynamic Systems
Analysis & Linearization
Real-Time Data Monitoring & Acquisition
Exchange data with PCAN USB CAN device
Connect to OPC server for data logging and offline tuning
Interface to analog and digital I/O boards and devices from National Instruments and Measurement Computing
Exchange data with any RS-232 device
Exchange data with any Ethernet device
WHAT’S NEW IN EMBED 2017
End-to-end Communication System Design With Embed/Comm module
solidThinking Embed/Comm, lets you model end-to-end communication systems at the signal or physical level. With its full complement of communication blocks and powerful, time-domain simulation engine, Embed/Comm provides fast and accurate solutions for analog, digital, and mixed-mode communication systems.
solidThinking Embed/Comm supports modeling PCCC Turbo Codes. It also supports simulating 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth, generic, and ultra wide-band designs.
Simulation & Code Generation of Power Supply & Digital Power Controls Using Embed/Digital Power Designer Module
solidThinking Embed/Digital Power Designer provides high-level blocks for simulation and code generation of power supply and digital power components and controls. Embed/Digital Power Designer blocks let you develop a working controller that can be directly downloaded to the MCU for digital power applications.
solidThinking Embed/Digital Power Designer blocks efficiently model analog power supply configurations along with control loops, to simulate and verify the control loop without the need for hardware. This allows you to develop your control routines more flexibly, simulate, verify and make any need correction before sending out Gerbers to manufacture hardware. When your hardware arrives, you can use Embed/Digital Power Designer to compile and download the diagram to the MCU and test your real hardware.
Support For Texas Instruments F28062F
Embed 2017 supports code generation for Texas Instruments F28062F (Piccolo Microcontroller with InstaSPIN-FOC).
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