Control systems engineering and design in Collimator

Control system complexity has increased drastically. Today, control systems do much more than supervisory control, they also support analytics and decision making. Designing these systems requires simulating test cases over millions or even billions of runs in a fast and seamless way. Can your desktop software keep up? Collimator can.

Collimator provides a unified environment to design, simulate, test, and continuously upgrade embedded controllers in a world where big data and AI are used to improve control system response, reduce development risks, and bring products to markets faster. Try Collimator today to:

Design control systems using a graphical UI or Python Notebook

Analyze control systems using an integrated toolkit for control systems

Call external libraries and models directly within Collimator

Run millions of test cases using HPC in the cloud before deploying to controllers

Use AI and ML tools to generate synthetic data or model control systems

Compare real-world operation with virtual operations in real-time, continuously

Collimator is by far the best modeling and simulation software that I have used. Using the block diagrams that Collimator provides has allowed me to simplify my code and shift the time I was spending writing convoluted scripts back to my research!
R&D Researcher, Control Systems
Collimator is head and shoulders above the rest. I’ve found modeling to be very easy and straightforward. I’ve also saved a bunch of time and money while running my simulations. The same simulations that would take hours to run on my local PC run in minutes.
Control Systems Engineer, Consumer Electronics
Collimator proved to be the best solution for me because of how easy it was to get data from our back end, use that to create synthetic data, and then move that data into my neural net for training.
Automation Engineer, Technology Startup
It is amazing to use Python, run on a web browser and collaborate on the cloud […] This is undoubtedly 10x better than what I've used before!
GNC Engineer, Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing

Design control systems

Model your control systems or feedback loops the way that you are most comfortable using our no code block diagram environment or our Python environment

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Control systems engineering and design in Collimator

Analyze control systems

Use custom built functions to design your control system (e.g., PID function blocks, model linearization), view your time and frequency response using BODE & Nyquist plots, and control your system performance using Model Predictive Control (MPC)

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Use AI and ML tools

Import trained neural networks from open source AI and ML packages (e.g., Tensorflow and Pytorch) to seamlessly generate synthetic data or simulate control systems

Call extensive library of blocks

Call functions from any open source library (e.g., Python Control Systems Library, Numpy, Scipy) or run your own external code directly within Collimator

Run millions of test cases

Automatically run HPC simulations in parallel on the cloud with one click and without worry that system memory will be a bottleneck

Compare real-world and virtual operation

Import data into Collimator, compare the real-world response to the simulated data, export data back to your data warehouse for storage or to your neural network for additional training

Top reasons why engineers choose Collimator

Python First

Collimator is Python-based, so you have access to open-source libraries like Numpy, Tensorflow, and Pytorch. Convert Python code into C automatically using our system designer software

Cloud Based

Our software design tool’s High-Performance Compute (HPC) lets you run millions of test cases, test various scenarios, and simulate conditions difficult or expensive to reproduce in the real world

Team Collaboration

Design system software in multi-player mode, with no more miscommunications. Collimator increases output by 10x when you’re collaboratively designing various elements of a large system

Simple Pricing

We have simple, easily understood plans for users ranging from small teams to large enterprises. With our free plan, students can try Collimator at no cost

Integrated AI & ML Tools

Because our software designing tool is built in Python, your users can easily import AI and ML tools like Pytorch, Thane and Keras and use them to test and perfect your system design

Real-time Data Streaming

The more data you have, the better. Our system designer software uses data from various sources to represent situations that will inform and improve your overall system

Enhance Engineering Design with System Design Tools

Access to powerful open source libraries and a simple-to-use GUI that enhances your engineering designs and makes collaboration easy

Modeling in Collimator

Design

Our software designing tool can be used for Model-Based Systems Engineering and Model-Based Definition Design. Our intuitive GUI makes designing and testing complex projects easier, and gives you access to big data from your web browser

Simulating in Collimator

Simulate

Building hardware prototypes always involves costs and development risks. Our system design tools let you find and correct system design issues and review various scenarios through modeling and simulation on our High-Performance Compute (HPC) cluster

Visualizing results in Collimator

Visualize

Very few system designer software options give you a Graphical UI. Collimator is one of them. Collect data from multiple scenarios and use cases, then visualize it in easy to follow forms like context diagrams, E-R diagrams and flowcharts

Collaboration features and Role Based Access Control (RBAC) in Collimator

Collaborate

With Collimator, you can collaborate with team members from your web browser and make decisions without endless emails. Our system design software increases engineering productivity and helps you get products to market faster

Discover how the most innovative companies in the world are using Collimator today

Frequently Asked Questions

What is software systems design?

Software systems design is the process of outlining and building the different components of a software while ensuring that data is sent and received efficiently through the software as a whole.

What tools are used for system design?

System design tools provide an interface for system designers to manage their systems in a standardized way. Ideal system design tools will feature intuitive component drag & drop, easy team collaboration, management of version control and seamless integration with developer tools.

Which app is used for system design?

There are many apps that users turn to to meet their system design needs. System Composers by Matlab/Simulink, Ansys SCADE, and Collimator are all great tools for system design across various fields.

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