The MathWorks Introduces New xPC Target Drivers For Condor Engineering Avionics Boards

NATICK, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Oct. 11, 2005— The MathWorks today announced that it has developed drivers for its xPC Target rapid prototyping product to support hardware from Condor Engineering, a leading provider of military and commercial avionics databus solutions, including high-performance, high-density modules for ARINC 429 and MIL-STD-1553 applications. With the new drivers, xPC Target now supports both commercial (ARINC 429) and military (MIL-STD-1553) avionics databuses, providing aerospace engineers who use Condor avionics boards with the ability to use Model-Based Design, including xPC Target real-time testing software, for design and testing of avionics systems.

Condor Engineering offers a wide range of intelligent MIL-STD-1553 interface hardware to meet the demands of aerospace engineers. Additionally, Condor's ARINC solutions provide feature rich functionality, ease of use, and exceptional performance for embedded, test, and simulation applications. The integration of xPC Target with Condor Engineering's avionics boards enables aerospace engineers to use a high-performance, host-target prototyping and testing environment to connect Simulink(R) and Stateflow(R) models to physical systems, and to execute them in real-time using Condor avionics databus solutions.

"Condor is dedicated to providing customers with products that offer the best price for performance, value, and highest level of quality. By establishing a relationship with The MathWorks, we are able to meet customer demand for rapid prototyping and hardware-in-the-loop testing applications using our avionics databus solutions," said Bill Schuh, Director of Military Avionics Products. "The MathWorks has a solid reputation for delivering design and testing products to the commercial and military aircraft industry, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to work with them."

"Condor Engineering is a technological innovator and manufacturer of avionics databus products for both commercial and military applications," said Mike Dickens, technical marketing manager at The MathWorks. "By partnering with Condor to provide integrated hardware and software capabilities, we can better serve our large base of aerospace rapid prototyping and hardware-in-the-loop testing customers."

About xPC Target

The MathWorks xPC Target can be used for rapid prototyping and hardware-in-the-loop simulation and testing of aerospace control systems. xPC Target enables users to run applications generated from Simulink and Stateflow models using a real-time multitasking kernel on any PC-compatible system. xPC Target includes an extensive I/O device driver library that supports more than 250 standard I/O boards, and provides capabilities to perform data and signal tracing and logging, and parameter tuning in real time.

About The MathWorks, Inc.

The MathWorks is the world's leading developer of technical computing software for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education. With an extensive product set based on MATLAB(R) and Simulink, The MathWorks provides software and services to solve challenging problems and accelerate innovation in automotive, aerospace, communications, financial services, biotechnology, electronics, instrumentation, process, and other industries.

The MathWorks was founded in 1984 and employs more than 1,100 people worldwide, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts. For additional information, visit

About Condor Engineering

Condor Engineering is a technological innovator and manufacturer of avionics databus tools and solutions. The firm's product portfolio includes test, simulation and embedded interfaces for commercial (ARINC 429, AFDX/ARINC 664) and military (MIL-STD-1553) avionics databuses. Condor is committed to total customer satisfaction, superior product quality and exceptional customer service. Founded in 1989, Condor Engineering is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA and is supported by an extensive, worldwide network of manufacturer's representatives and distributors. For more information visit Condor Engineering's website at

MATLAB, Simulink, Stateflow, Handle Graphics, Real-Time Workshop, and xPC TargetBox are registered trademarks of The MathWorks, Inc. Other product or brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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