Requirements Toolbox™ (formerly Simulink Requirements™) lets you author, link, and validate requirements within MATLAB® or Simulink®. You can create requirements using rich text with custom attributes or import them from requirements management tools.
You can link requirements to MATLAB code, System Composer™ or Simulink models, and tests. The toolbox analyzes the traceability to identify gaps in implementation or testing. The design highlighting and traceability matrix summarize where links exist across multiple artifacts and guide you to address any gaps. When requirements change, linked artifacts are highlighted, and you can determine the upstream and downstream artifacts affected using a traceability diagram. Generated code from Simulink designs includes code comments that document where requirements are implemented to assist with reviews.
You can formalize requirements and analyze them for consistency, completeness, and correctness using the Requirements Table. The Requirements Perspective enables you to view and manage requirements together with design. When used with Simulink, you can create links to blocks with a simple drag and drop.
Support for industry standards is available through IEC Certification Kit (for ISO 26262 and IEC 61508) and DO Qualification Kit (for DO-178).
Author and Organize Requirements
Define requirements using rich text, custom attributes, and keywords. Organize hierarchies of requirements to specify system-level or lower-level functionality.
Integrate Third-Party Requirements Tools
Import and view requirements from other sources, such as IBM® DOORS®, IBM DOORS Next, Microsoft® Word, or Microsoft Excel®. Use the Requirements Interchange Format (ReqIF™) to exchange requirements with tools supporting that format such as Siemens Polarion® ALM™ or Jama Connect™.
Trace Requirements to Designs, Code, and Tests
Create a digital thread that links requirements, model elements, MATLAB code, data dictionaries, test cases, and test harnesses. Trace to external requirements tools. Include links in code generation reports from Embedded Coder™.
Model Formal Requirements
Specify formal requirements using logical expressions with the Requirements Table block in Simulink. Use simulation to validate these formal requirements and perform analysis of correctness, consistency, and completeness. Bind formal requirements to design models for verifying compliance. Generate tests with Simulink Design Verifier linked to the corresponding requirements.
Work with Requirements and Design Together
Use the Requirements Perspective to view, author, and organize requirements directly in Simulink, System Composer, or Stateflow® editors. Create links by using drag and drop without modifying the model, use badges to view where links in the model exist, and annotate diagrams with requirements.
Analyze Requirements Coverage
Identify gaps in implementation and testing, missing requirements, and design errors. Use the Traceability Matrix to review links between large sets of requirements, models, and tests; then, address gaps by adding links.
Identify Impacts of Changes
Understand the impact of changes to requirements or test cases in Simulink Test™ by reviewing highlighted linked elements. Create a Traceability Diagram to visualize and navigate to linked items.
Generate Requirements Reports
Create configurable reports that include links, change information, and implementation and verification status. Use the reports for design reviews or documentation.
Trace Requirements to MATLAB Code and Tests
Create, manage, and navigate traceability links between individual lines in your MATLAB code, requirements information in external documents and test cases in MATLAB Test. Highlight traceability in the MATLAB editor to identify gaps in implementation or testing.
“On previous projects, the requirements coverage analysis was performed manually and based on subjective evaluation. Simulink, Simulink Coverage, and Requirements Toolbox enabled us to automate this analysis and provided objective coverage metrics, which helped us shorten requirements review for certification by up to 30%.”Massimiliano Campagnoli, Alenia Aermacchi
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