Embedded Software

Collaborative 1D Modeling for Software and Systems

This post looks at 1D models for embedded software as well as systems engineering, specifically looking at the opportunity for collaborative efforts.

Altair Embed: Embedded Software Development Toolset

Altair Embed is a graphical programming environment for embedded software. This post reviews this solution and the value it provides.

Altair’s Vision: Solution Breadth Surprises

Altair is a software and services provider that aims to improve decision making in development. This post examines their offerings and the related benefits.

4 Tips to Engineer Smart Connected Products

For some, the IoT era represents a tremendous opportunity. For others, it is a significant threat. Either way, almost every company is trying to figure out how to engineer smart connected products. You can slap some sensors on your product and start streaming terabytes of data, but that doesn’t equal success. This post provides four tips on …

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What’s the Difference between MBSE, MBD, MBE and Model Based Development?

Now that is a whole lot of acronyms. Why talk about all of them together? Well, there seems to a lot of confusion about these kinds of initiatives. You see all of these acronyms have something in common, the phrase Model Based are used to start each of them. So people expect them to be closely …

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3D CAD Model Gears

Do We Need a Functional Definition for Mechanical Design?

Ever had a topic that has slowly matured in your head? You get some kind of impetus, a conversation, presentation or something else, and it bug you. You can’t quite put your finger on it. But there’s something wrong. Then you get another impetus. It might be completely unrelated. However, it is somehow connected. And …

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Mechatronics Management (Part 3): Software Aspects

This series of four posts looks at the management of items, data and bills of material for mechatronic products. It is split into mechanical aspects, electrical aspect, software aspects and integrated aspects. When you think about it, managing the software aspects of a mechatronic product is, at least in relative terms, one of the most …

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