“Over the last decade high tech systems have become more powerful, but also increasingly complex from software point of view. Sioux excels in engineering control systems by mastering and applying technologies like Verum’s model-driven software engineering tools. For more than 5 years these tools have boosted our ability to create defect free software. It is absolutely true that there is an increased productivity, resulting in reduced development and maintenance costs and therefore more room for adding customer value”Michael van de Ven, Software Technology Specialist, Sioux Embedded Systems BV
“FEI designs, manufactures, and supports the broadest range of high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales. For over 5 years we have been working with the first generation of Verum’s model-driven software engineering tools. Their fully integrated design, verification and code generation toolset has delivered major benefits for FEI in terms of finding errors early and delivering better software at a lower cost. We have been involved in the development of the second generation of their tools and we expect that the new modelling language will minimise the overhead we have encountered so far in terms of learning curve and system integration issues.”Martijn Kabel, R&D SW Manager, FEI Company
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Invitation to Verum’s Community Meeting 2016July 21, 2016
|9:00 – 9:30||13:30 – 14:00|
|Registration & Coffee||Title to be announced|
|9:30 – 9:45||Sander Stoks (Software Architect Phenom World)|
|Robert Howe (CEO Verum)||14:00 – 14:30|
|9:45 – 10:00||Title to be announced|
|What’s new in Dezyne 2?||Tom Renz (Managing Director Bitwise)|
|Jos Hegge (Product Manager Verum)|
|10:00 – 10:30||14:30 – 15:00|
|Title to be announced||Title to be announced|
|Milan van den Muyzenberg (Development Director Prodrive) Arno Moonen (Engineer Prodrive)||Michael van de Ven (Technology Specialist Sioux)|
|10:30 – 10:45||15:00 – 15:15|
|10:45 – 11:15||15:15 – 15:45|
|Title to be announced||Fontys Football Robot|
|Henk van Assenburg||Wim Hendriksen (Lector Fontys)|
|(Director Software Electronics & System Verification Elekta)|
|11:15 – 11:45||15:45 – 16:30|
|Evaluating a Model-driven Software Engineering Approach in Agricultural Robotics||mCRL2 and Dezyne Roadmap|
|Emanuele Cannella (Software Engineer Lely)||Tim Willemse (Associate Professor TU/e)
Robert Howe (CEO Verum)
|11:45 – 12:15||16:30 – 17:00|
|12:15 – 13:30||17:00 – 18:00|
|Lunch & Demos||Drinks & Snacks|
Engineering tools for software controlled systems
Verum exists because our team, along with our customers, believes that there’s a better way to build software systems. We mean to provide software engineers with a range of tools that will free their creativity, liberating them from the constraints of conventional development methods and opening up a new, organised and fun way to create sophisticated software controlled systems.
Robert Howe founded Verum in 2004 with the belief that there was a better way to develop complex embedded software. Through the application of proven mathematical techniques, Verum has developed unique technology that is at the heart of our new generation of software design tools.
Verum has established reference customers for its technology which include leading companies such as Philips, ASML, FEI and Ericsson (to name a few). Through these projects we have demonstrated that our products deliver a net 30%-50% improvement in productivity and a corresponding decrease in time to market and software defects.
Results such as these have helped Verum’s customers to continue to innovate while driving quality improvements.
Based close to Eindhoven in The Netherlands, Verum maintains close ties with researchers of the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e) and of Oxford University in the UK.
Verum uses a Lego Mindstorms model as a live demonstrator of results achieved with the Dezyne modeling tool. This is a model of a wafer stepper composed of a feeder robot, a 2d stage and a material handling robot. The control software is mainly written with Dezyne. It interfaces with the motors and sensors through a USB connection with four Mindstorms controller bricks.
The assignment is to extend this model to show new features in the Dezyne modeling language; for example dealing with multithreading. Together with a coach from Verum a new setup for the stepper control software will be defined that requires usage of these new features. One of the options is a distributed multi-processor design with controllers implemented on Raspberry-PI boards. Each of the sub-systems would have a dedicated controller and use an inter-process communication mechanism to interact with other sub-systems.
The total system must first be modeled in Dezyne and proven to be correct. After code generation the total system will be integrated in the Lego system and also have to work in practice.
Interested? Send an email to Verum.
ContactVerum Software Tools BV
Laan van Diepenvoorde 6, 5582 LA Waalre, The Netherlands
Company info: Tel: +31 40 235 9090
HelpDesk: Tel: +31 40 235 9094
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