Consumer Electronics

The consumer electronics market demands both high quality products and short development times. By using MATLAB and Simulink tools, consumer electronics companies are able to achieve both goals: they find errors earlier, while simultaneously reducing time to market. Engineers in the consumer electronics industry rely on MathWorks products for:

  • Integration of audio, imaging, and video applications
  • Rapid prototyping of hardware and software
  • Verification using links to test and measurement equipment

Develop and Integrate Audio, Imaging, and Video Applications

Engineers use MATLAB and Simulink tools to accelerate the design of embedded systems that have interacting components such as the audio, video, mechanical, and user interface features found in phone or game systems. Engineers can model embedded systems using libraries of prebuilt components to speed design across a range of applications including accelerometers, image acquisition, image processing, video processing, Audio Toolbox, surveillance, and image recognition.

Rapid Prototyping and Verification

Traditionally, you cannot begin testing overall system behavior until the design implementation is complete. By contrast, Simulink enables engineers to create one model that includes analog, digital, and mechanical components, and begin system verification early in the design process.

MATLAB and Simulink system models serve as golden references and link directly to popular third-party development tools to simplify test harness construction. For example, the IDE links between Simulink and TI's Code Composer Studio™ enable easier software-in-the-loop and DSP-in-the-loop testing.

Similarly, cosimulation links from MATLAB and Simulink to HDL simulators from Mentor Graphics® and Cadence® enable engineers to verify Verilog or VHDL code against MATLAB and Simulink system models. You can also export SystemVerilog DPI components or UVM testbench components from MATLAB and Simulink to functional verification environments including Synopsys® VCS®, Cadence® Xcelium™ or Incisive® or Xcelium, Mentor Graphics ModelSim or Questa, and the Xilinx Vivado Simulator.

MathWorks tools also link to test and measurement equipment from Agilent, Tektronix, Anritsu, and other vendors. The overall result of incorporating these links into engineering workflows is faster, cheaper, and more thorough system verification.