Mirabilis Design announces visual
modeling tool, VisualSim 2.0, which supersedes C and spreadsheet-based design
VisualSim 2.0 introduces Virtual Resources for accurate and ad-hoc exploration of complex
systems for performance and functionality.
Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) February 16,
2004-Mirabilis Design Inc. of Sunnyvale, CA announces VisualSim 2.0, the next
generation of the industrys first integrated solution for end-to-end electronic
product design. VisualSim is platform-independent, graphical and textual modeling software
that supports digital, embedded software, imaging, protocols, analog, control-systems and
DSP designs. This release introduces Virtual Resources- a new modeling entry for accurate
and quick analysis of performance and functionality. The release also includes 30 new
features, 35% improvement in simulation performance, debug listeners,
networking/wireless-specific modeling libraries and new system examples. With this
release, VisualSim integrates product lifecycle from concept to field support by
leveraging system models for design optimization, training, executable specification and
Companies are over-engineering and
producing complex products. Current competitive conditions require companies to build the
right product using minimal resources. Using VisualSim, organizations can avail of early
product optimization and identify technology-risk prior to implementation, thus reducing
bill-of-materials and project over-runs.
Current system design efforts require
developing custom-code to answer each question or maintaining a large in-house development
team. Both approaches are expensive and take considerable time, causing implementation and
modeling to overlap. Using VisualSim, Architects can reduce modeling time from months to
weeks by utilizing parameterized, highly optimized and fully functional libraries, and
advanced graphical analysis tools.
The new Virtual Resources library and
methodology simplifies model creation, significantly improves simulation performance and
increases model functionality. Library blocks are used to define an array of processors,
dual-port memory, bus routing, RTOS, software instructions and a host of system devices.
Definition of a specific implementation is accomplished by modifying the parameter values
of the blocks.
Mirabilis Design leverages over 100
man-years of system modeling and simulation experience of its founders and engineers. The
use of the Ptolemy simulator from University of California Berkeley leverages the most
extensive and comprehensive technology in the market.
It is all about evaluating the
complete system. The Mars Rovers was not fully tested for all operating functions,
resulting in the flash memory being exceeded, according to Deepak Shankar, founder
of Mirabilis Design Inc. NASA tested the subsystems but did not perform
comprehensive system coverage which would have included collecting files, saving to flash
memory and relaying the problem. These situations are revenue and public relation
VisualSim publishes an Applet of the
simulation model for including in specifications and executing within common Web Browsers.
Examples of these Applets are available for viewing and executing at
VisualSim 2.0 is currently shipping and available on Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP/UX and
MAC OS. VisualSim is available in two configurations. VisualSim Architect is a desktop
application used to construct models and conduct explorations. VisualSim Explorer is a
server-software for non-desktop users to view and execute simulations within Web Browsers.
Pricing for VisualSim starts at $15,000.
Founded in 2001, Mirabilis Design is a private software company that provides the
Industrys first complete, fully-integrated performance analysis and system
architecture software solution for electronics and embedded software. Architects can
create a visual executable specification of the intended product and conduct ad-hoc
what-ifs to resolve feasibility issues and optimize for cost, performance and power.
VisualSim is used by systems engineers, architects and embedded software designers. The
application-independent nature of the VisualSim libraries makes it applicable for
wireless, defense, networking, aerospace, automotive, high-performance computing and
semiconductors. Further information about Mirabilis Design and VisualSim is available at
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