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Maplesoft Introduces BlockBuilder™ for Simulink® Japanese Edition
Cybernet Systems to Deliver First Principles Physical Modeling and Simulnk Block - Generation Tool

WATERLOO, Ontario — September 12, 2006 — Maplesoft™, the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics, announced that BlockBuilder™ for Simulink ® Japanese Edition is now available from Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd. BlockBuilder for Simulink Japanese Edition enables engineers to save time and dramatically reduce the risk of error in the model-based design of dynamic systems.

“BlockBuilder for Simulink Japanese Edition answers the call from Japanese engineers for a product that can enhance and extend their Simulink models with Maple, the world’s most powerful mathematical modeling system ,” said Yoshiki Katsuyama, general manager of Applied System Second Division of Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd . “The product is ideal for control applications because it enables users to mathematically develop models and then implement them directly in Simulink as a subsystem block.”

Featuring the full power of Maple™, BlockBuilder for Simulink Japanese Edition enables engineers to develop ideas from initial concepts to high-fidelity physical models and automatically generate Simulink S-Function blocks. The product also allows users to fully encapsulate their analysis, manipulations, transformation, code generation, verification and documentation in a flexible mathematical environment. The result is unmatched power, flexibility and visibility in the design cycle.

BlockBuilder’s interactive technical document environment allows users to facilitate the development of systems using a First Principles approach that is not easily achieved in any other environment. The powerful, free-form and intuitive working environment provides components such as text, plots and images that incorporate mathematics into a fully documented, readable and interactive application. Users can capture the thinking behind their analysis and easily share and reuse their knowledge.

Using the S-Function generation capability, engineers can export dynamic system models and analytical algorithms from the BlockBuilder model development environment to Simulink as a fully encapsulated block that can be readily incorporated into a Simulink model diagram. This is particularly useful for real-time execution in hardware-in-the-loop applications. Other key features of the S-Function generation in BlockBuilder for Simulink Japanese Edition include:

  • Supports Transfer Function, Differential/Difference Equations, State Space, Zero/Pole/Gain models
  • Enables creation of multi-input/multi-output blocks
  • Supports procedures for exporting nonlinear models and other algorithms
  • Creates MATLAB code S-Functions for interpreted use in the Simulink environment
  • Creates ANSI C code S-Functions for fast execution and real-time implementation through Real-Time Workshop ®

BlockBuilder for Simulink Japanese Edition is available immediately from Cybernet Systems. For more information, please contact Cybernet Systems at +81 3 5978 2481 or email .

About Maplesoft
Maplesoft is a leading developer and provider of interactive mathematical software. Its suite of products includes Maple, the most powerful and intuitive tool for solving complex mathematical problems and creating rich, executable technical documents; BlockBuilder™ for Simulink®, a First Principles physical modeling environment that offers automated export to Simulink; Maplesoft-MAA Placement Test Suite, a powerful Web-based placement testing system, automatically assessing student responses and performance; Maple T.A.™, a system for creating Web-based tests, assignments and exercises; and MapleNet™, a platform that allows Maple users to publish their live Maple documents on the Web.

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