For those unfamiliar with MathWorks, could you tell us a bit more about what it does?
MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computation software and has two flagship platforms, MATLAB and Simulink. MATLAB is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation. Simulink is a block diagram environment for simulation and model-based design of multi-domain and embedded engineering systems. Engineers and scientists around the world rely on these products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation and development in automotive, aerospace, communications, electronics, technology, and more. automation and other sectors.
MATLAB and Simulink are also foundational teaching and research tools at top universities and educational institutions around the world.
What trends have you noticed developing in mathematical computing?
The increased use of cloud platforms and applications by engineers and researchers is a significant development. While this has been going on for years with consumer applications, we are seeing a substantial increase in the volume of cloud-first customers who want their data, tools, and platforms to be in the same environment.
The catalyst behind cloud computing is the improved use of IoT devices. Sensors are no longer just in industrial machinery; they are present in almost every electronic product on the market today and have changed people’s expectations of product performance and connectivity. MATLAB and Simulink make product design and validation easier for companies adapting their products for the IoT era.
Could you give us some particularly interesting examples of using MathWorks solutions for the cloud?
Using MATLAB and Simulink in the cloud enables engineers and scientists to accelerate their development processes by providing on-demand access to enhanced computing resources, software tools, and reliable data storage. Businesses can:
- Instantly access MATLAB and Simulink in a web browser using MATLAB Online and Simulink Online.
- Connect MATLAB code to cloud data and other services from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and more.
- Scale long-running computations and simulations to CPUs, GPUs, or cloud compute clusters.
- Integrate MATLAB with cloud-based continuous integration systems to automate code testing and improve code quality
- Deploy MATLAB and Simulink models and integrate custom MATLAB and Simulink analyzes into cloud-based applications without recoding into another language.
I read that in March, MathWorks focused its software updates on “going beyond its traditional science base – and on self-driving vehicle developers.” How do these updates do that?
The automotive market is not new to us as our tools have been used to create embedded software for decades. However, we see many forward-looking automakers like Tesla, Toyota and others making a strong commitment to using software as a critical differentiator in their customer experience. Automated driving systems rely heavily on cloud and AI technologies, and our flagship platforms help engineers integrate and validate their designs.
In what ways is MathWorks helping address climate change with advancements in clean energy products, climate research, financial risk, and sustainability?
The global proliferation of electric vehicles (EVs) is a key countermeasure against climate change and an area where we are helping. What’s important to understand about electric vehicles is that they need more and smarter software to control and manage their power. MATLAB, Simulink, and Simscape enable engineers to accelerate electric vehicle development by systematically using data and models. Automakers can use pre-built reference applications to lower the simulation barrier, model batteries, develop battery management systems (BMS), model traction motors, develop motor control units (MCUs), etc
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