Model-Based Design

  • What is Model-Based Design?

    In Model-Based Design, a system model is at the center of the development process, from requirements development, through design, implementation, and testing.

  • What is Model-Based Design?

    In Model-Based Design, a system model is at the center of the development process, from requirements development, through design, implementation, and testing.

Why Use Model-Based Design?

Model-Based Design is transforming the way engineers and scientists work by moving design tasks from the lab and field to the desktop.

When software and hardware implementation requirements are included, such as fixed-point and timing behavior, you can automatically generate code for embedded deployment and create test benches for system verification, saving time and avoiding the introduction of manually coded errors.

Use Model-Based Design with MATLAB® and Simulink® to improve product quality and reduce development time by 50% or more.

With Model-Based Design, you can:

  • Use a common design environment
  • Link designs directly to requirements
  • Integrate testing with design
  • Refine algorithms through multidomain simulation
  • Automatically generate embedded software code and documentation
  • Develop and reuse test suites

Start Small

Model-Based Design starts very simply – by visually modeling your control system and simulating it on the desktop. Small workgroups use Simulink in this way to dramatically improve their design and development efficiency. It’s easy to get started with a free trial of Simulink.

“…engineers are sometimes reluctant to commit the time and resources required to create and validate a plant model.”

Learn how to create a model

Applications

Festo Develops Robotic Arm

Festo Develops Robotic Arm

Researchers developed the mechatronic arm’s control system using MATLAB and Simulink, and then implemented it on a programmable logic controller (PLC) using Simulink PLC Coder™.
Weinmann Develops Life-Saving Transport Ventilator

Weinmann Develops Life-Saving Transport Ventilator

Engineers used Model-Based Design to develop the embedded software for MEDUMAT Transport, an emergency medical device that must be portable, versatile, and exceptionally reliable.
Alstom Grid Develops HVDC Transmission Control System

Alstom Grid Develops HVDC Transmission Control System

Alstom Grid used Model-Based Design to model, simulate, document, and generate code for the high-voltage, direct current VSC control system.