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18th February 2021
RoadRunner 3D scene editing capability in aiSim

MathWorks and AImotive have begun a collaboration to integrate RoadRunner into aiSim allowing users to easily create road and 3D networks for simulation in aiSim, a deterministic and robust solution.

5th March 2020
Automated vision systems design for FPGAs and ASICs

MathWorks has announced that with the recent availability of Release 2019b of the MATLAB and Simulink product families, Vision HDL Toolbox includes native multipixel streaming support to process high-frame-rate (HFR) and high-resolution videos on FPGAs. Video, image processing, and FPGA design engineers can speed the exploration and simulation of behaviour and implementation tradeoffs when processing 4k or 8k video and videos with resolutions of ...

Industry 4.0 / IIoT
26th November 2019
Key AI and Industry 4.0 trends for engineers in 2020

With Industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence continually redefining the limits of what is possible for engineers and scientists, 2020 will be a pivotal year. Here are the key trends we can expect to see over the next 12 months. By Jos Martin, Senior Engineering Manager at MathWorks

20th November 2019
Discover new products in support of robotics

MathWorks has introduced Release 2019b with a range of new capabilities in MATLAB and Simulink, including those in support of artificial intelligence, deep learning and the automotive industry. In addition, R2019b introduces new products in support of robotics, new training resources for event-based modelling, and updates and bug fixes across the MATLAB and Simulink product families.

17th July 2019
Will we really see driverless cars on the roads by 2021?

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has suggested we will see driverless cars on UK roads by 2021, but will this actually be possible? Chris Hayhurst, European Consulting Manager at MathWorks investigates.

12th June 2019
Project-based learning key to AI conversion courses

The government has announced a £18.5m cash injection to drive up skills in AI and data science and support more adults to upskill and retrain to progress in their careers or find new employment. Up to 2,500 people will have the opportunity to retrain and become experts in data science and AI, thanks to a £13.5m investment to fund new degree and Masters conversion courses and scholarships at UK academic institutions over the next three...

15th May 2019
What challenges will the July 5G roll-out face?

It has been announced by Vodafone that it will be switching on its 5G network for both consumers and business customers in seven cities across the UK on 3rd July. Here, commenting on the news, Ken Karnofsky, Senior Strategist for Signal Processing Applications at MathWorks, believes this marks a significant point in the rollout of 5G throughout the UK.

28th March 2019
Important capability enhancements for AI

It has been announced that MathWorks has introduced Release 2019a of MATLAB and Simulink. The release contains new products and important enhancements for artificial intelligence (AI), signal processing, and static analysis, along with new capabilities and bug fixes across all product families.

Artificial Intelligence
30th November 2018
What will be the AI trends in 2019?

Jos Martin, Senior Engineering Manager at MathWorks, investigates the likely Artificial Intelligence (AI) 2019 trends for scientists and engineers

1st November 2018
What does 2019 hold for 5G?

The new 5G standards have arrived and the corresponding networks are predicted to roll-out across the UK in late 2019. However, what can we expect in the lead-up to ubiquitous 5G? Ken Karnofsky, Senior Strategist for Signal Processing Applications at MathWorks, plays future gazer and gives us his market predictions for 2019.

Artificial Intelligence
10th November 2017
The many faces of autonomy

Autonomous systems conjure up a future filled with self-driving cars, humanoid robots, and buzzing drones bearing packages from Amazon. The underlying technology continues to mature at a rapid pace, and in doing so is pulling designers in hundreds of new directions. In fact, the sheer number and variety of design options raises an interesting question: what does 'autonomy' actually mean to us? By Jim Tung, MathWorks Fellow

23rd November 2016
Industry comments on Autumn Statement

In today's Autumn Statement the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, is expected to unveil new infrastructure projects worth billions of pounds. A new report, Skills: Meeting Demand, says this presents the UK with the opportunity to build engineering talent base for the future via innovative and creative recruitment. It’s a sentiment likely to be echoed by many in the tech and engineering sectors.

15th November 2016
Industry needs to close UK skills gap in STEM sectors

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) sectors are struggling to attract school leavers and the industries are seeking solutions to their ongoing skill gaps. During research by MathWorks, STEM professionals were asked whether students are being targeted too late to develop a love of STEM subjects? The response was affirmative; half of respondents believe students need to be encouraged towards these sectors much younger than is conventi...

3rd October 2012
Correcting non-linear power amplifier behaviour is much easier when designing with simulations

With pressure from modern broadband wireless standards such as LTE to minimise out-of-band emissions and to maintain power efficiency, it is more important than ever to ensure effective linear amplification from power amplifiers (PAs). Digital pre-distortion (DPD) is a fundamental building block used in wireless communication systems today for better efficiency. By reducing the distortion created by running power amplifiers in their non-linear re...

15th May 2012
MathWorks Announces Simulink Code Generation Targets in New Freescale Motor Control Development Toolbox

MathWorks today announced that Simulink code generation targets have been built into Freescale’s new Motor Control Development Toolbox through Embedded Coder. The toolbox, consisting of Simulink motor control blocks and target-ready code generation support, lets automotive and industrial controls engineers design motor control systems using Freescale microprocessors in IEC 61508 (SIL3) and ISO 26262 (ASIL-D) compliant systems.

17th April 2012
From ideas to implementation

An automated process to generate C code from MATLAB algorithms is designed to help engineering teams more quickly and efficiently from algorithm development to production-ready code. By Arvind Ananthan

10th October 2011
Coexistence Tips the Market for Wireless System Simulation

From time to time, marshalling events occur in stable markets placing difficult new requirements on established system designs. Subsequently, innovative new design tools and processes emerge to address shortcomings in the legacy design flows for the established systems. In the case of wireless systems, the emergence of coexistence represents one of these marshalling events. In particular, the connectivity boom in consumer electronics and the impo...

6th October 2011
Embedded Coder Supports Industry Standards and Technologies for Production

MathWorks today announced new capabilities within Embedded Coder as part of advancing Simulink production code generation capabilities for embedded systems. Engineers in the automotive, industrial automation and machinery industries can now generate production optimized code involving several key industry standards and technologies.

14th September 2011
Thien eDrives Cuts Electric Motor Controller Development Time in Half with Model-Based Design

MathWorks announced that Thien eDrives (formerly ATB Technologies) used MATLAB and Simulink to model, simulate, and implement an electric motor control system on TI’s C2000 microcontroller unit (MCU). By applying Model-Based Design, Thien eDrives moved rapidly from the first prototype to the final series, reducing development time by 50%.

8th September 2011
Simulink Code Inspector Strengthens MathWorks Support for DO-178 Certification

MathWorks has introduced Simulink Code Inspector, which facilitates the review of source code generated from Simulink models. Aerospace engineers can now use Simulink Code Inspector to create detailed model-to-code and code-to-model inspection reports that help satisfy source code verification and traceability objectives specified in DO-178B Table A-5.

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