Combined Usage of UML and Simulink in the Design of Embedded Systems: Investigating Scenarios and Structural and Behavioral Mapping
The multidisciplinary nature of advanced embedded systems requires a combined usage of several tools and modeling languages in systems development. The paper investigates the needs and some of the possibilities in simultaneous usage of Matlab/Simulink and UML. Structural and behavioral mappings are explored considering the needs for models at different abstraction level as well as environment models. The representation and mapping between behavioral models, including discrete-time, event-triggered, and continuous time systems is of special concern and solutions are discussed.