IBM Rational Rhapsody v7.5.1 provides a new integration between IBM Rational Rhapsody TestConductor and IBM Rational Quality Manager that creates a live test plan that spans the entire product life cycle and provides a consolidated view of quality from requirements to final product delivery. With this new integration, a live test plan displays requirements, test cases, and other resources in one server-based document, helping geographically dispersed team members collaborate in real time.
Automotive systems developers, leveraging the AUTOmotive open System ARchtecture (AUTOSAR) to manage complexity and deliver robust systems, can now generate behavioral code for AUTOSAR Software Components from IBM Rational Rhapsody targeting the AUTOSAR Runtime Environment (RTE). IBM Rational Rhapsody provides a cohesive development environment throughout the product development life cycle from concept specification to production code on the embedded target. Within a single environment, systems and software developers of automotive systems analyze requirements, specify design, generate production code, and test design.
IBM Rational Rhapsody v7.5.1 adds improvements to its industry-leading systems engineering capabilities to provide a more flexible and robust development environment. It enables teams using Eclipse to perform their systems engineering activities in the same environment through new integrations of the IBM Rational Rhapsody systems engineering editions, IBM Rational Rhapsody Designer for Systems Engineers, and IBM Rational Rhapsody Architect for Systems Engineers. SysML is growing in popularity as the common language to specify systems engineering models and Rhapsody v7.5.1 provides further alignment with the SysML 1.1 specification to capture designs with the latest SysML 1.1 specification.
It is now possible to extract information from the IBM Rational Rhapsody model for publishing with IBM Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) to automate documentation generation from a variety of sources, including IBM Rational DOORS, automating delivery of comprehensive documentation.
New capabilities help embedded software developers improve the animation of existing code for visual debugging and testing. Also, it is now possible to customize the generation of C++ code to help deliver applications meeting corporate and industry mandated coding standards.
IBM Rational Rhapsody v7.5.1 is also translated into Japanese to provide a version for the Japanese user. Menus, toolbars, help, and documentation are translated to make it easier for the Japanese systems engineer or developer of embedded systems and software to use.