Green Hills Software and I-Logix’s strategic partnership has resulted in the ‘first single source, standards-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that addresses all phases of embedded systems development’.
Through the agreement, Green Hills Software will distribute and support I-Logix Rhapsody, the Model-Driven Development (MDD) environment based on the Unified Modelling Language (UML) 2.0 standard, together with Green Hills Software’s MULTI and AdaMULTI development environments and the certified POSIX conformant INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS).
The products are integrated to enable a ‘unique bi-directional workflow between modelling and implementation’. The companies are also collaborating on future integrated features and capabilities, including integration with the Eclipse platform.
System designers and developers normally use separate environments for different aspects of development: one for requirements analysis through design, often paper-based, and another for implementation through to deployment.
In contrast, the unified approach accelerates time-to-market by generating the implementation in C, C++ or Ada source code directly from the UML model. The model is then automatically updated to reflect any changes made to the code. The combination of Rhapsody and MULTI also helps ensure that a final product satisfies its design objectives by providing an ‘audit trail’ between the source code and requirements.