Model-Based Design

  • What is Model-Based Design?

    In Model-Based Design, a system model is at the center of the development process, from requirements development, through design, implementation, and testing.

  • What is Model-Based Design?

    In Model-Based Design, a system model is at the center of the development process, from requirements development, through design, implementation, and testing.

Why Use Model-Based Design?

Model-Based Design is transforming the way engineers and scientists work by moving design tasks from the lab and field to the desktop.

When software and hardware implementation requirements are included, such as fixed-point and timing behavior, you can automatically generate code for embedded deployment and create test benches for system verification, saving time and avoiding the introduction of manually coded errors.

Use Model-Based Design with MATLAB® and Simulink® to improve product quality and reduce development time by 50% or more.

With Model-Based Design, you can:

  • Use a common design environment
  • Link designs directly to requirements
  • Integrate testing with design
  • Refine algorithms through multidomain simulation
  • Automatically generate embedded software code and documentation
  • Develop and reuse test suites

Start Small

Small workgroups use Simulink to dramatically improve their design and development efficiency. Model-Based Design begins simply – by visually modeling your control system and simulating it on the desktop. It’s easy to get started with a free trial of Simulink.

Read about the benefits that Model-Based Design can offer your team. Using Simulink, small work groups can:

  • Streamline production workflows.
  • Prove designs with fewer prototypes.
  • Accelerate product development.

Learn more about how teams adopt Model-Based Design, incrementally introducing tools and processes to help their projects along and achieve immediate, tangible results.

View real-world success stories:

Interested? Contact us to learn how you can begin using Model-Based Design in your projects.

“With Simulink, we can easily implement our controller designs on our existing PLC hardware. [We can now] pursue new business opportunities for engineering low-volume controller products.” – Festo

Explore Model-Based Design Applications

Festo Develops Robotic Arm

Festo Develops Robotic Arm

Researchers developed the mechatronic arm’s control system using MATLAB and Simulink, and then implemented it on a programmable logic controller (PLC) using Simulink PLC Coder™.
Weinmann Develops Life-Saving Transport Ventilator

Weinmann Develops Life-Saving Transport Ventilator

Engineers used Model-Based Design to develop the embedded software for MEDUMAT Transport, an emergency medical device that must be portable, versatile, and exceptionally reliable.
Alstom Grid Develops HVDC Transmission Control System

Alstom Grid Develops HVDC Transmission Control System

Alstom Grid used Model-Based Design to model, simulate, document, and generate code for the high-voltage, direct current VSC control system.