Concurrent Introduces SIMulation Workbench for Real-Time Modeling

Concurrent (NASDAQ:CCUR), a leading provider of time-critical Linux(R) operating systems and integrated software and computer solutions for mission-critical applications, announced its plans to offer SIMulation Workbench(TM), a complete software environment for developing and executing real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and man-in-the-loop (MIL) simulations. The product, to be made available early in the fourth calendar quarter 2007, will be offered on Concurrent’s iHawk(TM) high-performance, AMD(TM) and Intel(R) multiprocessor systems powered by the Red Hawk(TM) Linux(R) real-time operating system.

“We specifically designed SIMulation Workbench for simulation engineers desiring a fully-integrated, Linux-based toolset compatible with popular 3rd party modeling software,” said Ken Jackson, Vice-President of Concurrent Special Systems. “Our goal is to help aerospace and automotive suppliers improve the reliability and quality of their electronic systems at commercial off-the-shelf prices.”

As embedded electronic subsystems become more complicated, it is increasingly important for manufacturers to fully test components in an interactive HIL environment where the software and hardware can be tested prior to installation in actual equipment. SIMulation Workbench makes it easy to run multiple, repeatable simulations and change test parameters as needed.

SIMulation Workbench includes a powerful graphical user interface (GUI) that enables convenient configuring, starting, stopping, recording and playback of simulation runs. With fast, direct shared memory access to all parameters and I/O signals needed by a simulation, SIMulation Workbench optimizes performance and data conversion speed.

At the heart of SIMulation Workbench is a memory resident database that can be accessed by all simulator processes. The database provides complete I/O independence. All the information needed to configure I/O points and to read, convert, write and store simulation variables is maintained. A powerful data recorder tool is included allowing simulation data points to be logged individually and independently. With a playback tool, recorded test runs can be replayed into the system.

SIMulation Workbench is built upon a client-server architecture. A real-time server provides the runtime environment for simulation while network-based GUI clients control and display real-time activities. Real-time performance is maximized because the GUI clients can run outside of the simulation server.

SIMulation Workbench fully supports simulation models developed using The MathWorks’ products. MATLAB(R)/Simulink(R) models can be integrated seamlessly into the workbench environment using Real-Time Workshop. C/C++ and FORTRAN legacy-code models are also supported. SIMulation Workbench runs on Concurrent iHawk multiprocessor platforms running RedHawk Linux. All I/O devices and Linux drivers required for simulations are available directly from Concurrent.

Technical experts from Concurrent (Booth #516) will be available to answer questions on SIMulation Workbench and other Concurrent solutions at the ITEC 2007 Conference and Exhibition, Europe’s premier Defence Training, Education and Simulation conference, being held April 24-26, 2007 in Cologne, Germany.

About Concurrent
Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR) is a leading provider of high-performance, real-time Linux software and solutions for commercial and government markets. For 40 years Concurrent’s best-of-breed products have enabled a range of time-critical solutions including: modeling and simulation, high speed data acquisition, visual imaging, low latency transaction processing and on-demand television. Concurrent’s on-demand television applications are utilized by major service providers in the cable and IPTV industries to deliver video-on-demand (VOD) and, through subsidiary company Everstream, measure the effectiveness of interactive television. Concurrent is a global company with regional offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and has products actively deployed in more than 24 countries. Concurrent’s products and services are recognized for being uniquely flexible, comprehensive, robust and reliable.

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