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pure::variants makes the connection for Matlab® / Simulink® users [message #8413] Tue, 07 March 2006 11:38
Mark Dalgarno is currently offline Mark DalgarnoFriend
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Software developers using Matlab® / Simulink ® have a new tool at their
disposal -pure::variants Connector for Matlab® / Simulink®. Connector
enables Matlab® / Simulink® users to automate the production of software
variants using an approach known as Software Product Line Engineering –
much like assembly lines but for software development. Connector is likely
to be of particular interest to automotive systems developers where
pressure to develop software in Product Lines is increasing.

Connector works by importing existing Matlab® / Simulink® models into
pure::variants. Once these models have been imported they may be annotated
with variability information e.g. by adding restrictions between product
features. Once all annotations have been made the Product Line has been
defined and new software variants may be created. pure::variants may then
be used to automatically generate Matlab® / Simulink® scripts which can
then be used to generate the finished software artefacts for the new

The idea for Connector has arisen out of work conducted at Daimler
Chrysler Research in Ulm, Germany. This work was covered in an article for
MTe magazine’s January 2006 edition. (The article is available on Software
Acumen’s Articles and Essays page).

Visit for more information or
to download a free evaluation version of pure::variants.

Software Acumen is the UK’s only specialist provider of tools and services
to organizations developing Software Product Lines – like assembly lines
but for software. The company distributes pure::variants in the UK and
Ireland on behalf of pure::systems GmbH. MATLAB and Simulink are
registered trademarks of the Mathworks Inc.
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