SimuQuest advances model-based design results with UniPhi 5.2

Safety and speed-to-market are being compromised due to inconsistency and error-prone processes in model-based software development. Our newest release, UniPhi 5.2 delivers absolute consistency and introduces a new level of automated intelligence. UniPhi solves the dichotomy between developing with agility and maintaining robust functional safety standards. 

UniPhi 5.2 delivers:

  • Efficient, collaborative development of complex embedded systems
  • Build and manage consistent, error-free architectures and data 
  • Data dependency visualization provides debugging insights
  • Create, manage, import, export, and trace requirements
  • Automated rule-checking with custom rules and mitigations
  • Simulink model integration and legacy model import

Build, test, and simulate with confidence to solve real problems quickly. Give yourself the competitive advantage in your embedded systems development. 

Some of the new benefits of 5.2 include being able to…

  • Generate error-free, integrated Simulink Models with ease

The Model Creation Assistant has been redesigned for improved usability, equipping you to generate error-free, integrated Simulink Models with ease. Once UniPhi’s validation confirms that a project has consistent architecture, data, and interfaces, UniPhi generates an integrated, error-free Simulink model that is representative of the entire project architecture. These Simulink architecture models can be created for implementation artifacts of any level — Feature, Subsystem, or Application.

  • Import useful legacy Simulink Models directly into UniPhi  

Users now have the ability to import legacy Simulink Model architectures directly into UniPhi Projects. This allows useful models that may have been dormant to be imported into UniPhi to be instrumented and brought up to speed to current standards. Eliminate inconsistency in old models, guarantee they are error-free, and enable seamless integration with new models.

  • Trace requirements throughout projects, then share reports with stakeholders

Requirements management in UniPhi now includes Traceability and Coverage visualization and enables the export of this information to be shared quickly and efficiently. This means visualization of traceability coverage for Requirements to Artifacts, and for Artifacts to Requirements. These traceability coverage reports can also be exported to Excel to be shared with relevant stakeholders. Improvements have also been made to the User Interface and Experience surrounding parent/child Requirements linkages.

  • Developers can also enjoy added support for:

    • MathWorks Simulink SLDD, for MATLAB R2018a/b, R2019a/b, R2020a.
    • ReqIF Import – Support has been added for the Requirements Interchange Format, an XML file format that can be used for the exchange of requirements, along with associated metadata.
    • Excel Import/Export – Improvements have been made to the experience for importing from, and exporting to the Excel file format for various aspects of UniPhi project data.

So you can see these are pretty compelling features. But how can you take advantage of this opportunity? Most likely there are speed bumps, or even large roadblocks, for you to actually bring this into your organization. We welcome the opportunity to discuss the difficulties you perceive in adopting UniPhi and working to address them together. Let’s look at some of these and how we can help you fly right over them.

You’re already up against the wall trying to meet deadlines. Taking the time to consider another tool, then building time into your schedule to train with and implement the tool just seems very impractical. No, impossible.

Your concern is valid. We understand the importance of providing an efficient path towards the adoption of tools without disrupting what you’re working towards. We help guide customers through the initial on-ramp of integrating UniPhi by working in parallel with your development procedures and driving use at a pace that you feel comfortable with. We will work with you to pilot this new paradigm with a small group and you will start to quickly realize the time savings as you become more familiar with the product. Before you know it, you’ll be picking up speed in your deliverables as we start bringing the whole team on board. If you still have reservations, we’re happy to discuss your specific concerns and provide solutions to how we can address them. 

Management is trying to control costs in the midst of the current market conditions. Paying for a new tool could break the bank right now.

It is understandable that anyone would question taking on additional costs during this time. However, what is the cost of continuing with business as usual and risking litigation or safety recalls due to error-prone efforts that introduce inconsistency and could have been automated? Our track record with customers shows that the initial cost of the tool is recouped after 6 months of use. Then, you start to see savings by reducing the hours spent on projects and even reducing the personnel required for a given project. This frees up resources to make progress on other critical initiatives and empowers your team’s time to be focused on innovating, rather than spending countless hours debugging errors. Don’t take our word for it though. We can show you our ROI calculator that uses your own numbers to arrive at quantifiable benefits in cost-savings and other metrics that you could realize by adopting UniPhi. Our pricing model consists of either monthly or quarterly pricing and reduces the upfront cost.

We have our own system built in-house. We couldn’t just jettison this no matter how good your tool is.

Your tools don’t have to be put in dry dock just because UniPhi is at your disposal. Is it possible that there are gaps in your current procedure that leave room for increases in efficiency or the removal of tedious and manual efforts? UniPhi is process agnostic and adept at interfacing with existing systems and technologies. Interested to learn more? Let’s have a discussion to understand what you’re currently using in development and see how UniPhi can fit into your process, rather than deprecating it.

So, put us to the test. Start with a free consultation. We would love to hear about the pains you may be experiencing in your current processes and help to identify a path forward. And, oh, please invite the card-carrying skeptics on your team; you know, the ones who sit in meetings with their arms crossed and have the “you’ll never convince me” look on their faces. Yeah, invite those guys. We love it when they unravel their arms and start to lean into the conversation. Because, well, eventually, they make the best advocates for the tool. 

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