Aeroflex Selects ARTiSAN Studio for Systems and Software Development

ARTiSAN Software Tools, a global leader for UML 2.0 and SysML-based real-time systems and software modelling tools, has announced that Aeroflex Test Solutions, Powell Division has selected ARTiSAN Studio as its tool of choice for both systems and software development on all future projects. Aeroflex Test Solutions, Powell Division produces high speed test and measurement equipment for RF and microwave applications for applications such as Satellite Payload Testing, T/R Module Testing, Power Amplifier Testing, Radar Cross Section Measuring, and Antenna Pattern Testing.

After intensive evaluation of the leading real-time UML tools, Aeroflex Test Solutions, Powell Division chose ARTiSAN Studio because of its unequalled support for both systems and software engineering, UML 2.0 support, reverse engineering, and comprehensive tool extension capabilities.

According to Aeroflex Test Solutions, Powell Division: “ARTiSAN Studio’s ability to model systems with architecture diagrams and SysML enables us to model complete systems and not just software. That, coupled with ARTiSAN’s excellent implementation and support of UML 2.0, enables us to achieve our goal of having our development team collaborate on common models. Because we have existing legacy systems that we are maintaining and evolving, the ability to reverse engineer is crucial. We found ARTiSAN’s approach to reverse engineering both efficient and accurate. For software engineering, we were especially drawn to the flexibility of being able to use the code synchronizers independently of a software development environment. We also found that ARTiSAN provided extremely powerful capabilities for extending or customising ARTiSAN Studio should we need to create a custom capability. And finally, ARTiSAN’s support was excellent which, coupled with our other technical criteria, made ARTiSAN Studio an easy choice.”

Jeremy Goulding, President and CEO of ARTiSAN Software Tools, commented: “As the provider of the most complete UML 2.0/SysML development solution on the market, ARTiSAN is pleased to add Aeroflex to its list of satisfied customers. ARTiSAN has taken a lead in the support of UML 2.0 and SysML, as the foundations of many of their key features have long been incorporated in ARTiSAN Studio as extensions to the original UML standard. While other tool vendors have been hedging their bets with proprietary or earlier OO technologies, ARTiSAN has been pushing the UML envelope to the benefit of all our customers. Now, as a contributor to the UML 2.0/SysML standards, ARTiSAN has raised the expectation levels of tool support in the market and continues to innovate with customer-driven features.”

About ARTiSAN Software Tools
ARTiSAN Software Tools is the leading supplier of collaborative modelling tools for requirements analysis, specification, design and development of complex applications. The company provides standards-based, multi-user tool support from architectural frameworks through systems design to software implementation. ARTiSAN offers products, services and a process for systems and software modelling to accelerate the development of next-generation real-time systems while ensuring that they always meet requirements. ARTiSAN enables engineering teams to visualise, design and validate systems before building them, and simplifies implementation with code generation and software reuse. Winner of the 2005 SD Times 100 award in the Modeling category for bringing UML and SysML to real-time embedded systems, ARTiSAN offers the most advanced tools for complex applications development. Founded in March 1997, ARTiSAN is privately held with headquarters in Cheltenham, United Kingdom. The company has regional sales offices and distributors throughout the world. For more information, call +44 (0)1242 229300 internationally, or 1(888)511-7975 from the US.

About Aeroflex
Aeroflex Incorporated is a global provider of high technology solutions to the aerospace, defence, cellular and broadband communications markets. The company’s diverse technologies allow it to design, develop, manufacture and market a broad range of test, measurement and microelectronic products. The company’s common stock trades on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol ARXX and is included in the S&P SmallCap 600 index.