True system modeling provides an interactive environment in which designers can verify their specific part of an overall puzzle, a puzzle in which any small change can affect the final outcome. “What-if” tradeoffs can be made, performance as a function of component tolerances can be determined, and many other analyses can be performed.
System integration no longer requires all of the components to be available. Virtual system integration can take place at the time of system requirements definition or during preliminary or detailed design, allowing critical problems to be uncovered well before final system integration.
- Inter-discipline modeling (HW/SW/Sensor/Actuator/Plant) facilitates global optimization
- Modeling facilitates moving platform SW/HW integration earlier in the design cycle, reducing schedule risk
- Synthesis (code generation) facilitates more design options, leading to better performance and/or lower cost