The development process of safety or mission critical software poses very special requirements. With the release 6.2 of its tool suite Scade, Esterel Technologies promises crucial innovations in rapid prototyping and embedded interactivity of critical software. The enhancements to Scade Suite, Scade Display and the introduction of Scade Suite Rapid Prototyper potentially speed up rapid prototyping and embedded display development for critical Software, the company affirms.
In particular, Scade Suite 6.2 introduces Scade Suite Rapid Prototyper, a module intended to improve the stimulation and visualization of the application under design and test through high-level graphical abstraction. This user-interface abstraction is fairly easy to use thanks to a library of predefined widgets such as knobs, sliders, LEDs, buttons, etc., that can be quickly placed on the graphical palette and connected to design-level elements. During run-time verification of the host-based model, these widgets can be used to control and monitor the application simulation. This adds some degree of visibility to the run-time dynamics of the application under design.
Beyond critical rapid prototyping, Scade Suite and Scade Display have been upgraded to enhance usability and speed design entry and verification. The user interface improvements have focused on the verification activities of the end user, expanding Scade Suite Model Test Coverage (MTC) to support more testing and coverage analysis strategies and improve visibility into the performance of tests executed with MTC.
Scade 6.2 integration enhancements include scalability with configuration management gateway improvements, extensions to the MathWorks Simulink Interface, and extensions to the Scade API for Eclipse. On the code output side, Scade Suite KCG has an extended support for target deployment under operating systems such as VxWorks 6.X from Wind River and PikeOS from Sysgo.
SCADE 6.2 is scheduled to be released in Q3 on Windows XP and Windows 7 platforms.
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