Faster control system design

The MathWorks and Texas Instruments have announced the availability of what they are calling an ‘Embedded Target’ for the TI TMS320C2000 platform of digital signal controllers.

Providing embedded control systems engineers the ability to visually design, implement and verify real-time control and signal processing algorithms, The MathWorks and Texas Instruments have announced the availability of what they are calling an ‘Embedded Target’ for the TI TMS320C2000 platform of digital signal controllers.

The embedded target is designed for automotive, whitegoods and industrial control applications and features automatic code generation and peripheral programming support from Simulink. In use, it offers users a direct connection between the design environment and implementation platform.

By enabling engineers to identify and fix design problems at the system level and easily generate efficient code automatically, the embedded target product eliminates the need for manual coding and verification methods, significantly shortening embedded application design cycles.

The new platform is particularly suited for control engineers designing systems that require DSP processing power for complex algorithms for motion and motor control in applications like automotive electronic power steering and integrated starter alternator, as well as passenger occupancy detection systems, industrial motors and consumer white goods.

It works seamlessly with TI’s integrated development environment (IDE) through MATLAB Link for Code Composer Studio (CCStudio) and allows execution of CCStudio commands for analysis, debugging and automated code verification from MATLAB.