AUGUST 1--The MathWorks (Natick, MA; www.mathworks.com) has announced that Release 13, the latest version of its family of software offerings, will begin shipping early this month. MATLAB 6.5 includes new JIT Acceleration, which provides faster execution, making MATLAB 6.5 a powerful alternative to manual coding in C for technical computing applications. Simulink 5 provides new support for multidomain modeling and simulation coupled with embedded target support, creating an environment for the end-to-end process of embedded system design.
Release 13 of the MathWorks product family also includes 10 new products and upgrades of more than 40 other products. More than 50,000 MathWorks customers worldwide are expected to download the updated products as part of the initial distribution.
"The multidomain modeling and simulation capabilities of Simulink 5, coupled with its enhanced code-generation capability, will have a strong impact on how embedded systems are designed and implemented," said Paul Zorfass, senior analyst with International Data Corporation/FTI. "I expect that the features for embedded-system development will address the needs of existing Simulink users and also extend the product's use in software engineering groups that develop embedded system software."