McSCert’s Signature Tool has been selected as Matlab Central Pick of the Week. The Signature Tool extracts the signature of a Simulink subsystem. A signature represents the interface of a Simulink subsystem, including the subsystem’s explicit ports, as well as subsystem’s hidden (implicit) data flow. The signature of a Simulink subsystem helps the user understand the subsystem’s explicit and implicit data flow. Further, the tool assists a developer in identifying if the system’s modular structure has been broken, and offers a metric that can be utilized to assess and improve system design quality. Also, the tool can be used to automatically generate parts of software documentation.
Matlab and Simulink, by MathWorks, are widely used in both industry and academia to solve complex problems in aerospace, automotive and other application domains. Users can submit and share their Matlab applications, functions, models, and other creations to MathWorks’ online archive called Matlab Central File Exchange. There are presently over 28,000 contributions, with a continued growth rate at approximately 100 submissions per month. The File Exchange Pick of the Week is a weekly blog highlighting the “best user submissions,” as chosen by engineers from MathWorks.
Congratulations to McSCert developers of the Signature Tool, Bennett MacKenzie, Gordon Marks, Jeff Ong, Alexandre Korobkine, Steven Postma, Monika Jaskolka, Marc Bender, Vera Pantelic, Mark Lawford and Alan Wassyng.