Simulink Fixed Point 6 Introduced by The MathWorks » read source
The availability of Simulink Fixed Point 6 has been announced by the MathWorks. Simulink Fixed Point 6, a major upgrade within the Simulink product family, delivers capabilities for designing and simulating fixed-point systems and generating optimized code for implementation, while creating more efficient workflows.
Simulink Fixed Point 6 enables engineers to quickly turn a floating-point design built in Embedded MATLAB functions, Stateflow, Simulink, Signal Processing Blockset, and Video and Image Processing Blockset into a fixed-point design based on input data ranges and target hardware characteristics.
To generate bit-accurate production code from fixed-point models, ensuring the implemented design performs exactly as it did in simulation, the new version can be used with MathWorks Real-Time Workshop Embedded Coder. Code can be generated for signals and parameters with word sizes from one to 128 bits, accelerating simulation modes and enabling embedded code deployment. Designers can now develop and implement algorithms for modern digital signal processors (DSPs) and microprocessors, which offer large accumulator and integer word sizes for high degrees of numerical range and precision.
Strategic marketing, TI, Leon Adams, declared: “Simulink Fixed Point code generation support for greater than 32 bits is important for customers that need to fully leverage Texas Instruments (TI) DSPs.” He continued: “For example, the enhanced fixed-point support now enables full support of the 40-bit accumulator provided by TI TMS320C6000™ DSPs and eliminates wasted bits or model workarounds. This will benefit our customers designing audio, video and communications systems using MathWorks and TI products.”
The advisor feature in Simulink Fixed Point 6, additionally, moves design from floating- to fixed-point using an automated system conversion approach that creates optimized workflows in shorter time spans. This in turn facilitates more accurate and cost-effective design of high end, mass production components, especially in the signal processing segment. ...