System complexity, distributed development teams and aggressive engineering schedules are forcing design teams to retool their approach to system design. It's just too difficult to verify the entire system using multiple point-tools.
Quantum improvements in the system-level design process demand a different approach, built on a flexible and open platform that:
- Simplifies modeling of the entire system by providing graphical editors and a common language to describe functions, interfaces and architectures.
- Extends validation up into the mission/operational environment, and down into the implementation process, thereby reducing the risk of design errors.
- Coordinates a distributed, multi-site and/or multi-company modeling effort across technology domains: networking, architecture, wireless communications, broadband communications, compression/encryption, control systems, and supervisory command/control.
- Provides a comprehensive executable specification for handoff to the hardware and software implementation teams, reducing the risk of specification errors.
- Verifies the impact of design changes and implementation decisions on overall system performance, improving chances of first-pass system success.
Existing point-tools simply can't model, simulate and verify the entire system in the context of its operating environment.