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This article outlines best practices for preparing MATLAB® code for conversion, converting to fixed point, and optimizing your algorithm for efficiency and performance.
Sep 2014
Article describes method for controlling AFR that combines low cost of conventional switching oxygen sensor and streamlined catalyst conversion efficiency calibration made possible by direct adjustment of exhaust AFR amplitude, frequency, and bias.
Sep 2014
This article outlines best practices for adopting modeling standards and deploying them across an organization.
Sep 2014
Engineers use MATLAB and Simulink to analyze image and signal data, design controls and signal processing algorithms, implement their designs in software after thorough verification and validation, and generate reports for standards compliance.
Aug 2014
Support packages for low-cost hardware platforms from Arduino to Zynq let you stream sensor data into MATLAB and generate code to run Simulink models on real hardware.
Aug 2014
This paper presents best practices for completing projects certified to DO-178B and DO-178C using Model-Based Design. Included are key considerations, methods, and capabilities of Model-Based Design spanning the software development process.
Dec 2013
Using industry-standard tools such as MATLAB and Simulink, and low-cost hardware such as Arduino, Beagleboard, LEGO MINDSTORMS, and Raspberry Pi, students tackle real engineering problems and acquire the skills they will need for careers in industry.
Oct 2013
Engineers and scientists connect MATLAB and Simulink to FPGAs, microprocessors, cameras, instruments, and other hardware to design, test, and verify systems that combine hardware and software components.
Oct 2013
This article presents three practical approaches to early verification using Model-Based Design: automated verification and test bench reuse, multidomain modeling, and rapid prototyping.
Oct 2013
With a custom rapid control prototyping platform and Model-Based Design, Hella engineers produce a real-time prototype incorporating 80% of the final product’s functionality in a few months.
Mar 2013
This paper compares Model-Based Design approaches for developing logic-intensive algorithms in a high-integrity environment.
Feb 2013
This paper examines common Stateflow design constructs. It explores the performance of architectural decisions such as state actions versus transition actions, events versus transition conditions, and MATLAB® versus C as the action language.
Feb 2013
Model-Based Software Design, an elective course for fifth-year students, prepares future engineers by combining lectures and practical exercises with seminars conducted by local industry experts.
Dec 2012
A discussion of the evolution of AUTOSAR and its implication for embedded design.
Nov 2012
From simulation and early verification to real-time testing, Model-Based Design results in shorter, less costly design cycles and helps designers create more robust, higher-performing control systems for motor control applications.
Oct 2012
Third-party solutions enhance Model-Based Design for system engineering and embedded-system development in renewable energy applications.
Oct 2012
Guidance on complying with the new standards within Model-Based Design.
Jul 2012
TNO's shockwave-damping software helps ensure smooth traffic flow after sudden braking incidents.
Apr 2012
Measure code efficiency and perform rigorous code verification using MATLAB, Simulink, and Embedded Coder.
Mar 2012
A challenging controls project gives many students the skills of seasoned engineers well before they graduate.
Feb 2012
This paper provides an introduction to Model-Based Design and on-target rapid prototyping (OTRO), as well as a step-by-step approach for getting started with OTRP.
Dec 2011
This article discusses the recommended three-step workflow for converting MATLAB algorithms automatically into C code. Generating C code from MATLAB results in less time spent programming in a lower level language and in faster design iterations.
Aug 2011
This paper describes the tool classification and qualification approach of ISO/FDIS 26262 “Road Vehicles - Functional Safety” and summarizes the authors’ firsthand experiences with implementing this approach for development and verification tools.
Apr 2011
This paper presents a set of practical strategies for determining the first steps to take when using Model-Based Design and code generation in production development processes.
Dec 2010
This article describes techniques for generating code from Simulink models and integrating that code into corporate simulation environments. The techniques are based on actual aerospace use cases.
Jan 2010
A low-cost, portable aeropendulum enables active, sensory learning that gets students excited about control system design.
Jan 2010
By enabling C-code generation directly from MATLAB algorithms, the Embedded MATLAB language subset closes the gap between exploration and implementation.
Nov 2009
Using an aerospace system model as an example, this article describes the parallelization of a controller parameter tuning task using Parallel Computing Toolbox and Simulink Design Optimization.
May 2009
This paper describes recent advances in verification, validation, and test technologies involving Model-Based Design with production code generation.
Dec 2008
Using a fault-tolerant fuel system model as an example, this article describes tools and a workflow for converting models from floating- to fixed-point for production code generation. The approach described uses two tools in Simulink Fixed Point.
Nov 2008
This paper describes how John Deere adopted Model-Based Design for commercial vehicle development and discusses the benefits and lessons learned.
Dec 2007
This paper introduces Model-Based Design, highlights some of its benefits, and discusses 10 best practices for adopting a Model-Based Design culture across an organization.
Apr 2007
This paper discusses the challenges of performing configuration management of the models and associated files central to Model-Based Design for use in a production environment.
Apr 2007

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