The consumer electronics market demands both high quality products and short development times. By using MATLAB and Simulink tools, consumer electronics companies are able to achieve both goals: they find errors earlier, while simultaneously reducing time to market. Engineers in the consumer electronics industry rely on MathWorks products for:
Engineers use MATLAB and Simulink tools to accelerate the design of embedded systems that have interacting components such as the audio, video, mechanical, and user interface features found in phone or game systems. Engineers can model embedded systems using libraries of prebuilt components to speed design across a range of applications including accelerometers, image acquisition, image processing, video processing, surveillance, and image recognition.
Traditionally, you cannot begin testing overall system behavior until the design implementation is complete. By contrast, Simulink enables engineers to create one model that includes analog, digital, and mechanical components, and begin system verification early in the design process.
MATLAB and Simulink system models serve as golden references and link directly to popular third-party development tools to simplify test harness construction. For example, the IDE links between Simulink and TI's Code Composer Studio™ enable easier software-in-the-loop and DSP-in-the-loop testing.
Similarly, cosimulation links from MATLAB and Simulink to tools such as Mentor Graphics ModelSim®, Synopsys® VCS®, and Cadence Spectre enable engineers to compare their analog designs, or HDL or Verilog code, to the MATLAB and Simulink system model.
MathWorks tools also link to test and measurement equipment from Agilent, Tektronix, Anritsu, and other vendors. The overall result of incorporating these links into engineering workflows is faster, cheaper, and more thorough system verification.