Modernizing System Development: Requirements-based Model-driven Design Implementation and Test
Across every industry, demanding customers are expecting more intelligence and functionality at less cost. The result is increasingly complex mechatronic systems, where electronics and software control the mechanical aspects. A 2008 Aberdeen Group study describes this as a "growing trend to blend mechanical, electro-mechanics, digital control systems, and electronic design elements into an integrated system." The study cites a number of common problems in developing systems of such complexity, and concludes that "How effectively companies are able to address these challenges carries with it a significant impact on a company's ability to meet key targets that drive product profitability.