Archive for the 'Tips & Tricks' Category

Taming MANET Design with Foresight and OPNET

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

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Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETs) are a wonderful bit of communications technology, but their complex dynamics make designing them an extreme challenge.  Using Foresight in conjunction with OPNET Modeler gives design teams unprecedented insight into the performance and behavior of their MANET.

Cunning UI Design for Embedded Systems

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

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I guess we’ve all encountered gadget user interfaces that were less than optimal, if not outright stupid. Huge numbers of embedded devices with touch screens are appearing on the market. Given this flood of tactile deprivation, I was thankful to see Niall Murphy’s recent article on with some very helpful UI “design tips”. If you’re designing an embedded system and considering the use of a touch screen, please, please read his article.

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.

Using RAMS For Software Defined Radio Design

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

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We discuss the application of the RAMS methodology to Software Defined Radio design. Foresight has been used very successfully on a number of JTRS-related SDR projects, and we share some of the more notable results and how they were achieved.

Predicting and measuring processor utilization

Monday, October 8th, 2007

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Processor utilization can have a direct economic impact and is a very important design consideration. Fortunately, there are several techniques for predicting your system’s processor utilization. We compare various methodologies and suggest the most robust approach.

Leveraging Excel for Parameter Management and Batch Execution

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

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Parameters help make your models more flexible and improve reusability. A data management program, like Excel can be a powerful ally in both managing your model’s parameters and executing sets of batch simulations using ranges of parameters. This post explains how.

Why you should try out the Chimera Beta GUI

Friday, July 28th, 2006

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The new GUI brings the full power of Foresight’s modeling and simulation tools to the desktop and the mouse. Users will experience significant boosts to interactivity, usability and productivity.

A Few “Best Practices”

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

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Some advice on using Foresight’s tools most effectively. Specific items include: partitioning the design to make team modeling easier, use an SCM tool to manage source file versions, manage data dictionaries via #include files, manage model parameters with Excel, using ACCESS for data analysis, leveraging External calls and Bridgeway to reference existing implementation and using the Alternative data type.

A Few Frequently Asked Questions

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

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Paul addresses questions regarding memory usage / requirements, simulator run-time optimization and version upgrades.


Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

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Foresight Systems has created a new forum for sharing the vision of using high level models and powerful simulation to revolutionize the design of complex systems