Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP++ Integrates with MATLAB, Simulink

The MathWorks, Inc. and Analog Devices, Inc. introduced Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP++(R), which integrates MATLAB(R) and Simulink(R) with the Analog Devices VisualDSP++(R) integrated development and debugging software environment. Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP++, which is sold and supported by The MathWorks, lets engineers verify embedded code running on VisualDSP++ using MATLAB and generate VisualDSP++ projects from Simulink models. The tool accelerates development and verification of signal processing and control algorithms on Analog Devices processors by reducing or eliminating errors associated with hand coding.

Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP++ brings Model-Based Design to engineers in the aerospace and defense, automotive, communications, and electronics industries who work with Analog Devices processors. The tool supports Analog Devices Blackfin(R), SHARC(R) and TigerSHARC(R) processor families. The same model can now be used in the four stages of Model-Based Design for embedded software development – executable specification, design with simulation, embedded code generation, and code verification – for Analog Devices processors.

Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP++ works seamlessly with the VisualDSP++ integrated development and debugging environment (IDDE). The tool lets engineers execute VisualDSP++ commands for analysis, debugging, and automated code verification directly from MATLAB. It also provides processor-in-the-loop (PIL) cosimulation of automatically-generated subsystem code on supported processors. Simulink models validated during algorithm and system design can be reused to test embedded code on the target processor. This system-level test-bench capability lets system engineers quickly verify their designs on the target processor without spending time manually recoding algorithms or writing separate test bench software, and it eliminates the need for a different set of software tools for verification.

“Rapid advances in processor architectures from Analog Devices have delivered outstanding performance and value for embedded systems,” said Derek Leadbetter, director of DSP tools development at Analog Devices. “At the same time, however, the complexity of developing embedded software for these devices has increased significantly. The release of Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP++ now extends the benefits of Model-Based Design with MATLAB and Simulink to embedded systems engineers, enabling them to take full advantage of Analog Devices processors.”

“The convergence of audio, video, communications, and controls has created enormous challenges for embedded systems designers and is putting severe time-to-market pressure on new product development,” said Ken Karnofsky, director of marketing, Signal Processing and Communications at The MathWorks. “The collaboration between Analog Devices and The MathWorks satisfies a key customer need across various industries for tools that accelerate embedded systems development.”

Availability and Pricing
Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP++ is available on Microsoft Windows immediately. U.S. list prices start at $2,000.

About The MathWorks
The MathWorks is the world’s leading developer of technical computing and Model-Based Design software for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education. With an extensive product set based on MATLAB and Simulink, The MathWorks provides software and services to solve challenging problems and accelerate innovation in automotive, aerospace, communications, financial services, biotechnology, electronics, instrumentation, process, and other industries. The MathWorks was founded in 1984 and employs more than 1,600 people worldwide, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts.

MATLAB, Simulink, Stateflow, Handle Graphics, Real-Time Workshop, SimBiology, SimHydraulics, and xPC TargetBox are registered trademarks and SimEvents is a trademark of The MathWorks, Inc. VisualDSP++, Blackfin, SHARC, and TigerSHARC are registered trademarks of Analog Devices, Inc.