Wireless Systems Design

Tool Puts An End To Code-Centric Programming


Time, money, and materials can all be saved by modeling, analyzing, and validating designs earlier in the process. Yet designers don't usually have adequate tools to accomplish this task. Now, Telelogic has two tools specifically geared toward the development of advanced systems and real-time software. Telelogic Tau/Architect and Tau/Developer represent the company's next generation of development tools, known as Tau Generation2.

With Tau Generation2, companies can deploy an integrated, multi-user visual tool solution across the entire enterprise. The solution vows to support and accelerate the entire application-development life cycle—from system analysis and specification to real-time software design, implementation, and testing. Tau/Architect and Tau/Developer both support the Unified Modeling Language (UML). Yet they target different users.

With its ability to automatically generate complete applications directly from a graphical model, Tau/Developer targets engineers who design and develop real-time software. In contrast, Tau/Architect is ideal for system engineers who want to model large, complex systems using an industry-accepted visual language.

With both systems and software engineers using a UML-compatible platform, Tau/Architect and Tau/Developer can improve the communication and collaboration between these two communities. The vast majority of software developers still rely on labor-intensive, code-centric methods. However, model-driven development approaches enable system specifications and designs to be modeled, analyzed, and validated early in the development life cycle. At that point, problems are easy to fix. Model-driven tools also use automatic code generation, making it possible to provide complete software applications in minutes.

Telelogic North America, Inc.
9401 Jeronimo Rd., Irvine, CA 92618; (949) 830-8022, FAX: (949) 830-8023, www.telelogic.com.

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