Maplesoft Expands Rapid Control Prototyping Capabilities through Connection to dSPACE DS1104 R&D Controller Board

August 4, 2011

MapleSim™ Connector for dSPACE Systems now available

Waterloo, Canada, 04 August 2011: Maplesoft™ today announced the MapleSim™ Connector for dSPACE Systems, an engineering software product that provides streamlined solutions for rapid control prototyping with MapleSim real-time simulation.

The connector automatically converts high-fidelity MapleSim models into high-performance, real-time applications running on the dSPACE DS1104 R&D Controller Board. Since this solution does not require the MathWorks® toolchain, system modeling, control design, and real-time implementation can be done in a single environment at a fraction of the cost.

Engineers can ensure fast execution without loss of model fidelity by taking advantage of efficient model formulation and optimized code generation in MapleSim.  MapleSim is a physical modeling and simulation tool built on a foundation of symbolic computation technology. It efficiently handles all of the complex mathematics involved in the development of engineering models, including multi-domain systems, plant modeling, and control design. With MapleSim, engineers develop high-fidelity, high performance models in a fraction of the time it would take with other tools.  In addition to the dSPACE DS1104 R&D Controller Board, MapleSim models can also be exported directly to Simulink®, LabVIEW™, and NI VeriStand™ for real-time implementation in hardware-in-the-loop systems, as well as, to stand-alone applications for fast simulations.

“The launch of the MapleSim Connector for dSPACE Systems represents a major milestone in the development of our engineering tools,” says Paul Goossens, Vice-President of Application Engineering at Maplesoft. “Maplesoft customers will benefit from this solution immediately through the time and cost savings that come with using this product, and will see even more benefits as we further strengthen the connection between these powerful technologies.”

About Maplesoft
Maplesoft™ is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technologies include the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modeling techniques. Combined, these technologies enable the creation of cutting-edge tools for design, modeling, and high-performance simulation.

Maplesoft’s products help to reduce errors, shorten design times, lower costs, and improve results. The Maplesoft product suite includes Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment, and MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems.

Engineers, scientists, and mathematicians use Maplesoft products to enable them to work better, faster, and smarter. Maplesoft’s customers include Ford, BMW, Bosch, Boeing, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Canon, Motorola, Microsoft Research, Bloomberg, and DreamWorks, covering sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, defence, energy, financial services, consumer products, and entertainment. With Toyota, Maplesoft founded the Plant Modeling Consortium to promote the development of new design techniques for automotive and related industries.