Archive for December, 2008

MBSE Makes the World a Safer Place

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

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Representatives from MITRE and Northrop Grumman discuss employing Model Based System Engineering on a “Large-Scale, Distributed, Real-Time System” — the next generation airborne Command and Control Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability for the U.S. Air Force.  This paper is especially interesting because the authors focus on the project coordination / human issues, as well as the technological challenges.

Synchronizing Executable UML

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

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I found a Google “knol” that presents interesting perspective on modeling time and supporting synchronization in Executable UML.

Easy Money

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

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Green Hills Software recently announced software performance optimization services with a money back guarantee. Foresight M & S would like to help you optimize your systems before they’re implemented.

Model Based Design Saves the U.S. Auto Industry…?

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

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GM is leveraging a model based design process to reduce time to market and manage complexity for their hybrid powertrain development.  This story highlights the power of modeling and simulation to streamline product cycles for extremely complex systems with the most demanding operational requirements.

Will the Real ESL Please Stand Up?

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

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The exact definition of ESL is a moving target, and the subject is interpreted differently among different constituencies.  This interesting article discusses ESL from the perspective of Mentor Graphics and Synopsys, with insight from Tensilica thrown in.

RAMS & Multi-Core Embedded Systems

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

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“Convenient concurrency” (as described in an article by Grant Martin and Steve Leibson) eases the adoption and incorporation of multi-core processors in embedded systems designs. We discuss how RAMS also contributes to multi-core design success.

SoaML Release Planned

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

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The OMG apparently plans to release their SOA tailored SoaML early in 2009.

EDA Vendors Talk about ESL

Friday, December 12th, 2008

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The Editor-in-Chief of SOC Central interviewed representatives from Synopsys, Mentor Graphics, CoWare and Cadence for a recent webcast.  They talked about ESL, the benefits and obstacles to adoption, and how tools from their companies can be used to implement an ESL flow.

Model Driven* Best Practices

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

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Markus Völter has published a good article presenting best practices for designing / implementing DSL’s.  It’s well worth a read.

Modeling Continuous Dynamics in SysML

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

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Paul shares a paper on the integration of SysML with Modelica that he recently became aware of.