MATLAB® and Simulink® products for Model-Based Design and technical computing are the industry-standard tools for designing, implementing, and testing air, space, naval, and land systems. Aerospace and defense companies worldwide rely on these products in major programs, such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and Mars Exploration Rover, as well as for unmanned aerial vehicles and advanced wireless systems, such as software defined radio (SDR).

Model-Based Design with MATLAB and Simulink is a modular development approach that enables engineering teams to move from internal research and development (IRAD) to design and implementation in a single environment. Companies are using this approach to:

  • Mitigate program risk by sharing system specifications, analysis, and test data Reduce costly rework through early simulation of design
  • Promote reuse by interfacing with existing tools, simulations, and legacy software
  • Leverage new technologies by moving directly from IRAD to production

The market requires automotive engineering teams to deliver both conventional and “green” or alternative fuel vehicles that meet the current and future environmental needs of their customers. And they must do this with smaller teams and less time between vehicle programs.

To meet the challenge, engineering organizations have moved away from a paper-and-prototype-vehicle design methodology to Model-Based Design.

Using MATLAB® and Simulink®, engineering teams are speeding up the development and calibration of embedded controllers; they are delivering vehicles that meet market requirements for safety, comfort, functionality, fuel economy, and vehicle performance.

Researchers at biotech and pharmaceutical companies use MathWorks products to perform data analysis and modeling throughout drug discovery, development, clinical trials, and manufacturing. MathWorks software provides a flexible, integrated environment spanning application areas that include:

  • Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) modeling
  • Biological image processing
  • Biostatistics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biochemical modeling and systems biology
  • Process analytical technology (PAT)

Pharmaceutical researchers at any level of programming expertise can perform analysis, visualization, and modeling using graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and command-line functionality. Scripting facilities enable straightforward automation of computational workflows.

Engineering teams in the communications industry face the challenges of designing increasingly complex products in less time, while supporting evolving standards such as UMTS, LTE, WiMAX, TD-SCDMA, and VDSL.

These teams rely on MathWorks products to create innovative product designs faster. MATLAB® and Simulink® streamline design flows by helping them:

  • Efficiently design communications algorithms and systems
  • Combine digital, analog/mixed-signal, and control logic design domains with channel and traffic modeling, in a single system model
  • Use the system model as an executable specification for simulation and prototyping
  • Verify the implementation of the physical layer and MAC layer designs against the system model

Pharmaceutical researchers at any level of programming expertise can perform analysis, visualization, and modeling using graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and command-line functionality. Scripting facilities enable straightforward automation of computational workflows.

To develop smaller, more efficient devices that integrate audio, video, wireless communications, and other features, electronics and semiconductor engineers rely on MATLAB® and Simulink®. They use the tools to explore and validate algorithms and system designs in hours or days rather than weeks.

By capturing algorithmic and system models in these tools, engineers can collaborate more effectively — between digital, analog/mixed-signal, and control logic design teams — and across geographic boundaries. With these productivity gains, companies deliver innovative solutions 30-50% faster than before.

MATLAB and Simulink are widely used in electronics and semiconductor companies, as well as the major industries that integrate electronic components, such as aerospace and defense, automotive, and communications.

Engineers and scientists in energy production use MathWorks tools to increase output and improve quality, safety, and performance. The products enable them to:

  • Design and develop renewable power sources
  • Efficiently identify sources of fossil fuels, and responsibly extract and process them
  • Analyze and improve the energy transmission and distribution infrastructure

MathWorks software, including MATLAB® and Simulink®, offers a comprehensive set of capabilities for acquiring and analyzing data, developing and optimizing predictive models, sharing results, and integrating applications with enterprise systems.

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Financial professionals worldwide are using MathWorks products to develop and implement increasingly complex financial models, analyze substantial volumes of data, and operate under tightening regulation, regardless of market volatility.

By standardizing on MathWorks products, they work in a single environment to:

  • Analyze data and create forecasts
  • Measure, manage, and attribute risk
  • Develop, test, and implement trading strategies
  • Calculate prices
  • Determine cash flows
  • Construct, optimize, and value portfolios
  • Implement quantitative applications into front-office systems

Manufacturers of equipment used in manufacturing, testing, and power generation applications face complex challenges to develop embedded applications that integrate with mechanical, electrical, control, and signal processing systems. Forward-looking companies are turning to Model-Based Design to redefine the way they perform system-level design.

Model-Based Design enables industrial equipment makers to create executable specifications in the form of Simulink® models that provide clear design direction to diverse engineering groups.

Sharing models shifts the focus of the development process from design and test on hardware to design and test with models, enabling early verification across domains before investing in prototypes. Machine makers then leverage code-generation technology to reduce rework, link code to design, and allow software engineers to focus on software architecture.

  • Analyze data and create forecasts
  • Measure, manage, and attribute risk
  • Develop, test, and implement trading strategies
  • Calculate prices
  • Determine cash flows
  • Construct, optimize, and value portfolios
  • Implement quantitative applications into front-office systems

MathWorks products play a fundamental role in research, design, and product development in a broad range of industries. Companies use MATLAB and Simulink for data analysis, algorithm development, and design and development of control, signal processing, image processing, and communication systems.

Computers and Office Equipment
Customer profile: Companies that develop storage devices, computer components, and office equipment

Consumer Goods
Customer profile: Companies that develop consumer products, household appliances, and recreational products

Earth and Ocean Sciences
Customer profile: Geophysical, oceanographic, and atmospheric research organizations and resource management groups

Instrumentation
Customer profile: Companies that develop analytical chemistry, process monitoring, and electrical and electronics testing and analysis devices

Medical Equipment
Customer profile: Companies that develop medical and biotechnology devices and equipment

Process Industries
Customer profile: Companies involved in process control, process analytics, and test and measurement for:

  • Chemical and Petroleum
  • Metals, Materials, and Mining
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Food and Beverage

Rail, Ships, and Other Transportation
Customer profile: Companies that develop transportation, power-management, and stability systems and logistics management for routes and missions

Utilities and Energy
Customer profile: Companies that develop systems for energy generation, transmission, and distribution equipment and energy-trading applications