DSP link up

The MathWorks and Analog Devices have introduced ‘Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP++’, which integrates MATLAB and Simulink with the Analog Devices VisualDSP++.


The MathWorks and Analog Devices have introduced ‘Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP++’, which integrates MATLAB and Simulink with the Analog Devices VisualDSP++  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 defence, automotive, communications, and electronics industries who work with Analog Devices processors. The tool supports Analog Devices Blackfin, SHARC and TigerSHARC 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 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 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.


Link for Analog Devices VisualDSP++ is available on Microsoft Windows immediately. US list prices start at $2,000.