Telelogic Extends MDA Leadership with TAU 2.7

Telelogic (Stockholm Exchange: TLOG), the leading provider of software solutions that align advanced systems and software development with business objectives, announced the availability of TAU(R) 2.7. A Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) compliant environment, TAU is used for the design, development and test of complex systems and technical applications.

TAU’s systems engineering capabilities take a significant leap forward in Version 2.7 with the full execution (simulation) of Unified Modeling Language (UML) Activity Diagrams. Activity Diagrams graphically map the intended workflow of a system, and by executing these models at any time systems engineers can iteratively validate the intended functionality of their designs very early in the design process, eliminating errors at the very place that they are typically introduced.

Activity Diagram creation and editing have also been improved to include “intelligent” drag-and-drop of related model elements, freeing up time for higher value-added activities such as architecture evaluation. Further improvements include the addition of reference information that gives true context to an activity regardless of diagram location, ensuring accurate communication of design intent to the viewer.

Responding to customers’ needs for migrating from IBM/Rational Rose to TAU, TAU 2.7 has undergone architectural modifications to provide a complete import of Rose models. Specifically, TAU 2.7 enables state machines modeled in Rose to be transferred with greater fidelity, reducing potential rework of these models within TAU.

A key requirement for developing mission-critical technical applications is to have complete control over generated application code. TAU supports plug-ins for user-defined application code generators, allowing users to implement a proprietary programming language or to generate applications that conform to unique requirements. TAU 2.7 employs a new ‘wizard’ which models and implements the structure of the code generator interface, greatly simplifying code generator development and integration.

In TAU 2.7 the native, seamless integration with Telelogic DOORS has been enhanced to allow requirements managed in DOORS to be directly embedded as comments in generated C and C++ application code. This enables complete traceability from requirements to code, facilitating conformance between the code and the system requirements and the architecture.

A number of new capabilities have been added in TAU 2.7 to improve its usability and boost the productivity of TAU users. The automatic workspace manager, based on rules, enables users to automatically gather related project files located anywhere in a directory tree and include them in their workspace, saving time and improving collaboration among developers. This new capability works seamlessly with any configuration management system, including Telelogic’s award winning SYNERGY/CM. A new HTML model viewer allows non-TAU users to review TAU models, improving communication within the company and with external partners. Lastly, users now enjoy improved look and feel of their workspace through upgraded toolbar and command button settings.

“TAU has proven itself to be particularly well-suited for design and development of very large and complex systems following Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) approach. With the latest release of 2.7, TAU enables a workflow which is natural and intuitive to systems architects, which will further extend our lead over competing products,” Neeraj Chandra, Telelogic Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development, said. “Combined with Systems Architect and Rhapsody, Telelogic today offers a family of domain specific modeling solutions which are unmatched by any vendor in terms of market leadership and enterprise scalability.”

About TAU
Telelogic TAU(R) is a Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) compliant environment offering superior capabilities for the development lifecycle, from systems engineering and application development to test generation. With support for UML 2.0 modeling, UML Testing, and SysML, as well as dynamic model simulation and code generation, TAU automates best practices for the design, development and testing of complex systems and mission-critical applications.

About Telelogic
Telelogic(R) is a leading global provider of solutions for automating and supporting best practices across the enterprise – from powerful modeling of business processes and enterprise architectures to requirements-driven development of advanced systems and software. Telelogic’s solutions enable organizations to align product, systems, and software development lifecycles with business objectives and customer needs to dramatically improve quality and predictability, while significantly reducing time-to-market and overall costs. In March 2006, Telelogic acquired I-Logix and created a new Embedded Systems and Software Modeling Business Unit, focused on Rhapsody, the industry’s fastest-growing Model-Driven Development environment.

To better enable our customers’ drive towards an automated lifecycle process, Telelogic supports an open architecture and the use of standardized languages. As an industry leader and technology visionary, Telelogic is actively involved in shaping the future of enterprise architecture, application lifecycle management, and customer needs management by participating in industry organizations such as INCOSE, OMG, The Open Group, Eclipse, ETSI, ITU-T, the TeleManagement Forum, and AUTOSAR.

Headquartered in Malmö, Sweden, with U.S. headquarters in Irvine, California, Telelogic has operations in 20 countries worldwide. Customers include Airbus, Alcatel, BAE SYSTEMS, BMW, Boeing, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, General Electric, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, NEC, Philips, Samsung, Siemens, Sprint, Thales, and Vodafone.

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