Friday, August 04, 2006

Four new control systems tools

You go weeks without anyone releasing new control system design tools and then four come along at once...

National Instruments entry is NI Motion Assistant 2 for prototyping single and multi axis motion control systems.

Mathworks goes for top dollar with its $2000 tool (System Test) for checking if its other tools are giving the answer that you expected.

Wolfram wins the prize for most technical press release with lots of big words that I don't know anything about, for Polynomial Control Systems - a Mathematica add on that does what it says on the box.

Finally, Maplesoft wins the prize for niche product of the week with a Tire design add on to their Dynaflex add on to Maple. If you design tires you might find a use for it. But it did give them a chance to say "for use with Simulink" in a press release again!

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