DESIGN TOOLS:MaplesoftTM recently announced a product upgrade that extends connectivity to key hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) products from National InstrumentsTM (NI). In addition to connectivity to NI LabVIEWTM, which was announced recently, this updated MapleSim add-on also lets users connect to the new NI VeriStandTM product. NI VeriStandTM is a ready-to-use software environment for configuring real-time testing applications, including HIL test systems. The MapleSim Connector for LabVIEWTM and NI VeriStandTM Software integrates MapleSim’s rich modeling environment into the popular LabVIEWTM and NI VeriStandTM real-time platforms. Engineers using LabVIEWTM or NI VeriStandTM can quickly develop and optimize complex engineering system models in the intuitive visual modeling environment of MapleSim.
Key benefits of this product include the following:
Complex engineering system models can be developed and optimized rapidly in the intuitive visual modeling environment of MapleSim.
High-performance, high-fidelity MapleSim models are automatically converted to user-code blocks for easy inclusion in LabVIEWTM VIs and NI VeriStandTM applications.
Model code is fully optimized for high-speed real-time simulation, allowing users to get the performance needed for HIL testing without sacrificing fidelity.
Single-user professional licenses of MapleSim 3 are available for US $2,995. The MapleSim Connector for LabVIEWTM and NI VeriStandTM software is available for US $995. Users who have already purchased the MapleSim LabVIEWTM Connector can upgrade to the new MapleSim Connector for LabVIEWTM and NI VeriStandTM software at no extra cost. Volume, upgrade, and academic discounts apply.
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