June 14, 2012
Dear Reactis User:
We are pleased to announce the availability of Reactis V2012
Faster Model Import
V2012 includes a number of optimizations that substantially speed up the
import of large models into Reactis, especially models with large amounts of
workspace data. Speed-ups by a factor of 10 or more have been observed
for some models. For example, for one large automotive OEM model the
import time went from 30 minutes to 2 minutes.
All Reactis settings that affect the behavior of models can now be
modified on a model-by-model basis. Changes to these settings (made
in the Info File Editor via the "Edit" menu in Reactis) now take
effect only for the currently loaded model. When loading a new model
in Reactis or loading a model that had been used previously with an
older version of Reactis, default settings (available via
"File->Default Model-Specific Settings") will be applied.
When installing V2012, the default settings are automatically set to
the same values as the previously global settings, allowing a smooth
transition to the new settings concept.
Since an .rtp file (which stores parameters used when a test suite was created
with Reactis Tester) also contains the contents of the .rsi file used by
the model, the new settings concept automatically makes sure that all model
behavior settings are the same when re-using the .rtp file.
Improved Bus Support
A number of improvements have been made to simplify handling bus data types
- The graphical inport type editor dialog in the Info File Editor now
supports editing bus data types.
- A new dialog for inspecting values within buses has been added. To open
the dialog, right-click on a block or signal and select "Inspect Value".
Additionally, when adding a watched variable or opening a scope, a new
dialog allows you to select specific signals within a bus.
- Support exporting a test suite to .m or .mat for models with bus data
types on top-level inports or outports.
- Support access to bus and vector/matrix elements within Data Store Read/Write
- Allow Constant block to output bus data types.
- Draw lines carrying bus or vector/matrix signals different from lines
carrying scalar signals.
Embedded MATLAB Support
Reactis V2012 includes initial support for Embedded MATLAB, including the MATLAB
Function and Truth Table blocks in Simulink and MATLAB and Truth Table functions
(with MATLAB language option) in Stateflow.
Note that support for the Embedded MATLAB language is is still under development
and not all functions, features and data types of the language are currently implemented.
For a list of supported embedded MATLAB features see Section 14.4 in the Reactis
Other newly supported Simulink features
Initial support for MATLAB R2012a models. This means Reactis will work with
models created and edited with this version; however, not all new features
introduced in R2012a are supported. New features will be supported as demand
increases. If you would like to see support for a new feature, please send a
request to firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot guarantee all requests
will be implemented but we use feedback to prioritize the development schedule.
Support for Truth Table blocks in Simulink. Note that the underlying language
for these blocks is Embedded MATLAB and support is therefore subject to the limitations
in Reactis' Embedded MATLAB support.
Support using complex MATLAB expressions to specify the size of Stateflow data
items. Previously, only constant values or variables defined in the workspace were
allowed to specify the size.
If a "Display" block in Simulink is configured to show the stored integer of
a fixed-point value, Reactis now shows the stored integer value when hovering or
adding a watched variable for that block.
Support Stateflow graphical functions with multiple return values.
Improvements in the Reactis for C Plugin
Reactis now caches the full C machine state after initialization. This significantly
reduces initialization times for models with multiple S-Functions configured for
white-box analysis via the Reactis for C Plugin.
A library used by an S-Function can now be pre-compiled by the Reactis for C Plugin and the
pre-compiled version can be added as a library in the RSM file editor.
Using this feature you can now work with a pre-compiled library in the Reactis for C Plugin
without the source code for the library.
If errors occur during compilation of C code, Reactis can now highlight the
location of each individual error in the source code.
When exporting a test suite to CSV format, allow to split composite types
across multiple columns as well as importing test suites where composite types
are split up across multiple columns.
When importing CSV or RST test suites, allow assigning fixed values to
ports and/or configuration variables.
You may download the patches or full installers from the
Reactis User Pages.
The Reactis Team