IN THIS INSTALLMENT:
Reactis V2009.2 Now Available
We are pleased to announce the availability of Reactis V2009.2. The new version includes a host of new features and enhancements since the previous major release in January 2009.
Multi-Block MC/DC Coverage
Multi-Block MC/DC enables the aggregation of multiple Simulink Logical Operator blocks into a single unit for the purposes of Decision, Condition, and MC/DC coverage tracking. For example, consider the following model fragment:
Under the traditional definition of MC/DC coverage in Simulink, this fragment would include three separate decisions:
each with its own conditions and MC/DC targets. When Multi-Block MC/DC is enabled, these three operators are combined into a single decision:
Multi-Block MC/DC may be enabled or disabled from the General tab of the Reactis Settings Dialog. When disabled the traditional definition of MC/DC for Simulink is used (one decision per Logical Operator block).
Hovering over a Logical Operator block will show arrows indicating the group that the block belongs to. If no arrows appear then the block is not part of any group.
New Model Navigation Features
Clicking on a signal line in Reactis now highlights the signal in yellow. This feature makes it easy to trace a signal back to the point where it was generated and forwards to the point where it is consumed (used by a block to compute a new value). The highlighting flows through (backwards and forwards) the following blocks that do not modify a signal value: Inport, Outport, Subsystem, From, Goto, DataStoreWrite, DataStoreRead. Highlighting can be removed by clicking in open space.
After clicking the "up" arrow (or pressing F2) to display the parent of the currently displayed subsystem, Reactis now highlights the subsystem that was previously visible. This can be helpful when navigating large models.
'Objectives' Tab in RSI File Editor
A new tab lists all Validator objectives (assertions, user-defined targets, and virtual sources) that have been added to a model. For each objective, the listing provides the objective's status (disabled, enabled, covered, not covered, violated, ok), name, and location in the model. For any objective, you may double-click on the objective in the list to display it in the main panel or right-click to edit the objective. Also, the list can be used to revive "orphaned" objectives (those that are invisible because the name of the system in which they reside has changed).
Newly supported Simulink features
Reactis now supports the following:
Reactis for C Plugin Improvements
More details regarding the V2009.2 enhancements may be found in the revision history in the Reactis User's Guide.
Coming Soon: Reactis for C Standalone
When using Reactis to generate tests from a model or check requirements of a model, have you ever wished you could do the same for C code independently of any model? An upcoming new product Reactis for C Standalone will offer just such functionality. You will be able to:
Recent and Coming Events
On May 20, 2009, Reactis distributor Cybernet Systems Taiwan conducted a seminar at the Industrial Technology Research Institute. Reactis was one of several solutions presented to a group of engineers, professors, and students primarily working in the area of automotive vehicle electronics.
On July 17, 2009, Reactis distributor Cybernet CAE Systems sponsored the Shanghai Automobile Electronic Summit. The event was held in JiaDing Shanghai, a center of activity for the Chinese automotive industry. Reactis was featured at the event that attracted hundreds of engineers from different companies.
On October 27, 2009, Reactive Systems will exhibit Reactis at the JMAAB Open Conference 2009 to be held at the Tokyo Conference Center Shinagawa.
On December 2, 2009, Reactive Systems will exhibit Reactis at MATLAB EXPO 2009 to be held at the Prince Park Tower Hotel in Tokyo, Japan.
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