Section: Application Domains
Industrial design tools
The commercially available design tools (such as UML with real-time extensions, Matlab / Simulink / dSpace (http://www.dspaceinc.com )) and execution platforms (OS such as VxWorks , QNX, real-time versions of Linux ...) propose a collection of functionalities without accompanying it by design or verification methods. Some of them, founded on models of reactive systems, come close to tools with a formal basis, such as for example StateMate by iLogix .
Regarding the synchronous approach, commercial tools are available: Scade (based on Lustre ), Esterel Studio (http://www.esterel-technologies.com ), Sildex (based on Signal ), specialized environments like CellControl for industrial automatism (by the Inria spin-off Athys ). One can note that behind the variety of actors, there is a real consistency of the synchronous technology, which makes sure that the results of our work related to the synchronous approach are not restricted to some language due to compatibility issues.