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Engineering: Real-time Simulation and
Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing

With their unique symbolic computation technologies, Maplesoft’s products provide a major advantage over traditional, numeric-only engineering modeling and simulation products. By generating the equations of motion of very complex engineering systems and then simplifying the results to the essential set of equations, these tools produce very concise, numerically efficient models. These high-fidelity models can be simulated in a fraction of the time required with purely iterative numeric approaches.

In addition, built-in automatic code generation allows engineers to produce real-time executable models of systems without sacrificing fidelity or resorting to predefined “black box” models to carry out their hardware-in-the-loop testing.

To aid in the rapid deployment of models, MapleSim add-ons provide an easy-to-use interface for generating S-functions for Simulink® and code blocks for LabVIEW™ and NI VeriStand™. The resulting code can be readily implemented on real-time engineering simulation platforms such as NI-PXI, dSPACE, xPC Target, RT-LAB, and B&R Automation Studio Target for Simulink®.


High-performance multi-domain modeling and simulation.

The essential technical computing software for today’s engineers.

MapleSim Connector
MapleSim Connector
Automatic generation of Simulink® S-functions from MapleSim models. The generated ANSI-C code is compatible with Simulink® Coder™ for simulation on supported platforms such as dSPACE, xPC Target, and B&R Automation Studio Target for Simulink®.
MapleSim Control Design Connector
MapleSim Control Design Toolbox
A solid set of essential control design tools that extend MapleSim's exceptional plant modeling capabilities to support control design.
MapleSim LabVIEW Connector
MapleSim Connector for LabVIEW™ and NI VeriStand™ Software
Include high-fidelity MapleSim models in your LabVIEW VIs and NI VeriStand Applications. The generated code is highly optimized for execution on all floating-point real-time processors from National Instruments.
MapleSim Connector for dSpace
MapleSim Connector for dSPACE® Systems
With the MapleSim Connector for dSPACE® Systems, you can streamline your development process by automatically converting your high-performance, high-fidelity MapleSim models into real-time applications running on a dSPACE platform.
MapleSim Tire Component Library
MapleSim Tire Component Library
The MapleSim Tire Component Library provides MapleSim users with industry standard tire force model components such as Fiala, Calspan, and Pacejka’s magic tire formula.
MapleSim Driveline Component Library
MapleSim Driveline Component Library
The MapleSim Driveline Component Library is a collection of components, transmission sub-assemblies, and complete powertrain examples that show the use of these components in driveline applications.
Identify optimal design parameters for complex Maple and MapleSim design problems. (Third-party product)

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User Stories

A Multi-Domain Model of a Robotic Space Rover

A Multi-Domain Model of a Robotic Space Rover

Dr. Khajepour, a leading figure in mechatronics and robotics, choses MapleSim as a key tool in his project.

Quickly Producing Multi-Domain System Models

Quickly Producing Multi-Domain System Models

Experimentation in the area of mechatronics and real-time control.

High-speed robot designed using Maplesoft technology
Quickly Producing Multi-Domain System Models

HIL Resources
Information Kit: Download the Physical Modeling Information Kit
Whitepapers: Mean-Value Internal Combustion Engine Model
Recorded Webinar: High fidelity plant modeling for control design and HIL testing using MapleSim
Recorded Webinar: Introduction to MapleSim and Maple for Engineering Professionals
Recorded Webinar: Accelerating Control Systems Design with MapleSim with Applications in Hardware in the Loop (HIL) testing
Blog: Hardware-in-the-Loop Vehicle Stability Control Test Application with MapleSim and LabVIEW
Plant Modeling Consortium: An association of leading organizations promoting the development of new design techniques for automotive and related industries
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