Recently, many mechanical engineering teams are contemplating the adoption of agile methods for design. This post covers the implications. Not long ago, I had a happenstance conversation with a mechanical engineering manager whose team had just adopted some agile practices for design. It was a fascinating conversation, for me, as he walked through some of
ANSYS SCADE ™ is a platform for the model-based development of embedded software. This post reviews its functionality and its value to manufacturers.
There’s no doubt about it: smart connected products demand a lot of software. It’s used for control systems. It’s used to communicate with IoT platforms. It’s the intelligence behind user interfaces. Without embedded software, you don’t have smart connected products.
Unfortunately, developing embedded software for smart connected products is no easy task. Not only do you have to ensure that it runs as intended, you have to guarantee it runs on your target electronic hardware. Verifying that throughout the design cycle spawned an entirely new process: Model-Based Development.
That’s the background for this post, which reviews the ANSYS SCADE development and verification tool suite, which is composed of several integrated software applications. We’ll review the functionality it provides, the processes it supports and the value it delivers. Note that this solution is tightly integrated with an upcoming ANSYS product for System Simulation and Digital Twins, which will be reviewed soon in another post. This post, however, will specifically point out where that connection lies.
With all the context out of the way, let’s get started.
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