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Analysis software shortens testing period

Posted: 15 Nov 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Simulink? test software? processors?

The MathWorks has unveiled a new version of SystemTest software that allows automatic distribution of independent tests or simulation runs of Simulink models to multiple processors without manual coding.

The automatic distribution is achieved as the SystemTest 2 test management and analysis software works seamlessly with Distributed Computing Toolbox, also from The MathWorks. The enhancements in SystemTest 2 also reduce the time needed for testing, leading to faster production of high-quality system designs.

With SystemTest 2 and Distributed Computing Toolbox, users can automate the distribution of Simulink tests to up to four simultaneous Simulink sessions on one machine through a simple GPU. Engineers who have MATLAB Distributed Computing Engine can also take advantage of multiple processors in a computer cluster, using the same simple interface. By distributing test cases to multiple processors and eliminating hand-coding, the total test can be conducted more quickly and accurately.

The distributed computing features in SystemTest 2 build on the tool's capabilities for developing and executing tests for MATLAB algorithms and Simulink models. With SystemTest 2, engineers are provided a framework for setting up and executing tests, managing input/output data, and analyzing results. The tool efficiently analyzes multidimensional data sets to give designers a complete picture of the system being tested. SystemTest 2 also provides the ability to reload the results of simulations and measurement sequences for further analysis and comparison.

"Multicore, multiprocessor technology has advanced at a rapid pace in recent years, providing tremendous opportunity to the engineers and system designers who can find effective ways to harness its potential," said Brett Murphy, technical marketing manager for verification, validation, and test at The MathWorks. "With SystemTest 2, we're enabling our customers to apply the power of computing clusters to their verification and validation efforts, resulting in time and quality gains bound only by the number of processors they can access."

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