Most medical electronic systems now depend on combinations of hardware and software, forming elaborate mechatronic systems that both monitor and regulate patient health metrics. To manage mechatronic challenges, product designs must seamlessly integrate embedded and application software, analog and digital hardware, and mechanical components.
Merging the hardware and software implementation paths is key to developing complex medical systems. Hardware and software development progresses in-sync, ensuring that changes in one development flow can immediately be analyzed for effects in complementary flows.
Benefits of a Concurrent Design Methodology
- Close communication between medical system development teams, regardless of the technology domain
- Flexible design partitioning, allowing in-process changes to improve system quality and performance
- Improved handling of medical system design complexities
- Software issues are a key consideration throughout the entire development flow
- Real world interactions between system elements can be modeled and analyzed as the system is designed
SystemVision is the Mentor Graphics solution for complex medical system development and system-level modeling. Engineers can model and analyze complete multi-discipline medical systems such as cardiac pacemakers, infusion pumps, magnetic imaging systems, and other complex medical devices. Industry-standard modeling language support allows engineers to model analog, mixed-signal, and mixed-technology systems using any mixture of design abstractions—from high level behavioral to detailed-level, physics-based representations. SystemVision integrates hardware and software design in a concurrent, multi-discipline design flow.