National Instruments (Austin, Texas) announces a product called MATRIXx 6.3. Priced at just under $1700 a pop, MATRIXx is billed as the company's first release of the control design and simulation software suite it acquired back in January. With updates and enhancements, it's the initial step in National
Instruments long-term plan for MATRIXx support.
MATRIXx 6.3 is built on its predecessor's (v6.2) architecture, and is both backward and forward compatible. The software now runs under Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows NT as well as Sun's and Solaris 9, giving you mathematical analysis, dynamic modeling and simulation, automatic code generation, and automatic documentation generation.
It now offers improved data visualization. As such, you can plot data on 3D graphs with a lighting feature that defines contours in product models. You also get greater diagram printing control. You can print specific portions of your models, including state diagrams, to improve documentation of development processes.
With enhanced modeling capabilities and improvements to componentization of portions of models, you can also organize system models in a more hierarchical manner, while maintaining accurate simulation results.
For details, contact National Instruments, 11500 No. Mopac Expwy., Austin, Texas 78759-3504. Phone: (800) 258-7022. Fax: (512) 683-9300. Visit NI's Web site, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.---AMM (29 Oct. 2003)