Partners, PragmaDev SARL
Founded in 2001 and based in Paris France, PragmaDev is the leading provider of graphical software modelling tools based on SDL international standard with its Real Time Developer Studio set of tools. It targets all development teams working with a Real Time Operating System. It answers the developers needs in a market where 90% of the developments use no graphical tools.
Real Time Developer Studio technology was one of the winners of the 2001 edition of the national competition on innovative technologies organized by the French ministry of research.
PragmaDev has established partnership with key players in the real time domain. Customers include Airbus, Alcatel, Renault, Thomson, the French Army, Nortel Networks,the European Space Agency, Toshiba, Korean Telecom, LG Electronics, and Wipro.
The introduction of SDL-RT is an opportunity for real time developers to finally have a dedicated standard where concepts they use every day have a graphical representation while keeping the good old C code inside.
SDL-RT's simplicity allows to provide a development environment at an affordable price where classical SDL tools are very expensive and complex to handle.
Real time market is a fast growing segment where the latest technologies can be found. Languages and tools have been trying to seduce that market for years. The result is pretty disapointing: 90% of the development teams have not considered the existing tools interesting enough, and the 10% left have not considered their experience worth spreading.
A constant trend is also that tools try to revolutionize the way people have been working for years with success. Why is that ?
We consider this is because tools editors tend to answer a standard specification instead of answering the users needs. Of course it is important to use representations others can read and understand. But to be really useful these representations must take into consideration what has been done for years.
We consider SDL-RT (a combination of UML, SDL, and C/C++) is the most suited representation in the embedded / real time world today because it is basically a set of graphical representations of classical concepts such as tasks, messages, states, timers, and semaphores. No real time developer can be lost in these representations; and legibility of SDL-RT systems is tremendous.
Now it is just a matter of having a tool supporting SDL-RT; that is what we provide...