Natick, MASS. — The MathWorks, Inc. announced plans to develop a digital signal processing (DSP) solution that will produce higher quality, faster and more innovative designs using DSPs from Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI), a world leader in DSP and Analog. The MathWorks and TI are integrating their leading DSP software technologies to streamline the design process from algorithm development to implementation. This will enable both experienced and non-traditional DSP engineers to produce more efficient designs in a shorter amount of time.
“The vision of The MathWorks and TI is to deliver tools that provide revolutionary advances in the DSP software development process,” said Ken Karnofsky, Director of Marketing, DSP and Communications at The MathWorks. “The market-leading innovations in TI’s eXpressDSP technology and the collaboration of our engineering teams are enabling The MathWorks to build products that break through the historic barriers between algorithm and implementation. Our joint customers will see the benefits in the form of faster delivery of DSP-based products.”
Communications and embedded systems engineers are applying cutting-edge DSP technology that supports many of today’s advances in communications, multimedia, consumer, and aerospace electronics. To keep up with the market’s need for more sophisticated and complex DSP applications, developers of real-time software for programmable DSPs have enormous pressures to accelerate design cycles while reducing the risk of errors. Developers are often forced to re-write or translate algorithms as they move from specification to implementation, slowing the development process significantly and raising the risk of design error.
“We believe that the synergy of our open eXpressDSP technology with The MathWorks’ leading development technologies will truly transform the way engineers design DSP software,” said John Schanzenbach, eXpressDSP Platform Manager, TI. “By integrating The MathWorks’ expertise in DSP algorithm creation, generation and analysis with all components of eXpressDSP, we will provide a seamless path from algorithm design to software implementation on TI DSPs, enabling more rapid deployment of DSP technology for embedded applications and consumer markets.”
Working with TI reinforces TheMathWorks’ initiative to transform and accelerate DSP design by tightly integrating algorithm simulation and prototype implementation. Its Simulink block diagram software integrates system-level design, simulation and testing so users can explore and optimize the behavior of end-to-end systems and real-time DSP components. Simulink allows users to create a validated design earlier in the process, which enables faster delivery of innovative products.
“The combined solution will also simplify the understanding of DSP concepts, enabling electronics companies to build the DSP engineering expertise they need to stay competitive,” said Karnofsky. “The same benefits will help universities create DSP curricula using real-time, multimedia technology to stimulate interest and learning. As a result, the pool of engineers who understand the DSP-enabled technology future will continue to expand.”
The MathWorks develops technical computing software for engineers and scientists in industry and education. An extensive family of products, based on MATLAB and Simulink, provides high-productivity tools for solving challenging mathematical, computational, controls, and DSP and communications problems. The MathWorks products serve those in education and the following industries: automotive, aerospace, telecommunications and data communications, government, process industries, electronics, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, finance and economics, earth and planetary sciences, and instrumentation. Employing more than 700 people worldwide, The MathWorks was founded in 1984. Visit http://www.mathworks.com for more information.