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Build, Debug and Test Embedded Systems
November 19, 2008 10:00 AM

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More than a third of all mobile calls are made through a single company's systems. That company, a global provider of telecommunications equipment and related services to mobile and fixed network operators, controls more than 1,000 networks in more than 140 countries. As part of its ongoing efforts to improve quality, increase product development efficiency and drive innovation, the company recently engaged IBM Advanced Business Partner Pathfinder Solutions.

Pathfinder Solutions provides embedded software developers with model driven methodologies, tools and services required to advance their development processes and gain competitive time-to-market and product quality advantages. The telecommunications company's embedded system developers had been using IBM Rational® Rose® Technical Developer software for several years to accelerate model-driven development with the Unified Modeling Language (UML).

Looking to build on this success, the company asked Pathfinder Solutions to work on a pilot project to evaluate IBM Rational Systems Developer and Pathfinder Solutions PathMATE software. Rational Systems Developer is an Eclipse-based design and development solution that enables developers to create well-architected C/C++, JavaTM/Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE), and CORBA-based applications leveraging version 2 of the UML. Fully integrated with Rational Systems Developer, PathMATE is an open environment for developing, debugging and deploying embedded systems from platform independent models (PIMs).

The Challenge:
A world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment sought to advance its competitive position and improve the quality of its embedded systems by applying development best practices, improving communication, reducing defects and increasing developer productivity.

The Solution:
The company worked with IBM Advanced Business Partner Pathfinder Solutions to complete a pilot project using IBM Rational Systems Developer and Pathfinder Solutions PathMATE software. The two products enable the team to build, execute, debug and test models of embedded systems in a single environment and at a high level of abstraction.

Benefits:
Following the success of the pilot project, the company expects to break through the code-level developer productivity barrier with more widespread adoption of Rational Systems Developer and PathMATE software. In addition, the simplicity and flexibility of the models, coupled with advanced model transformation technology, have improved code quality.









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