It is very useful to have open source languages that many tools can use. There are tools that are open source and use languages from proprietary tools. On the other hand, other vendors may not be interested in supporting this. Frankly. many of these languages are similar. I heard of one modeling tool that uses an extension of VHDL, for example. It looks like we might need a standard here.
Open source and expanded support for Modelica is where Maple is at primarily, as they explain it, to create a system that can be readily extended and customized and to deliver better integration among multidisciplinary tool sets. Apparently, Modelica is a popular language, hence why they are placing such a big bet.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.