NI宣布MATRIXx 8.0面市，MATRIXx 8.0是一款在模块基础上设计的软件组件是可仿真和内嵌编码的一代产品。此外，为修补用户界面。MATRIXx 8.0所具备的功能可帮助在工业领域工作的工程师、设计师和研发者，如在航天航空、汽车领域实现对大型项目更好的管理。最新版软件还提供适应MATRIXx 7.1的后向兼容性。
MATRIXx 8.0提供的用户界面有显著的改进。更新的开发环境与标准Windows版本相结合，提供右击和综合帮助菜单，如拖放和双击选择。由于与Windows界面相似，MATRIXx 8.0提供熟悉的界面，新用户可以很快地适应并掌握。
与先前软件的格式相同，MATRIXx 8.0为提供后向兼容性和前向兼容性，为用户提供两种版本间的平稳变换。用户可不用任何转换就可以将7.1.的目录和文件引入新版软件，以及在MATRIXx 7.1环境中应用MATRIXx 8.0的程序。此外，模拟器编码、Xmath运算法则和数据库都不用改变，保证用户在使用新版软件能得到同样效果。
[COLOR=#708090]NI MATRIXx 8.0 Delivers Increased Productivity for Modeling and Simulation
Latest Version Introduces Project-Based Development Environment to Better Manage Large and Complex Projects
NEWS RELEASE – May 8, 2007 – National Instruments today announced the release of MATRIXx 8.0, an industry-proven software suite for model-based design, simulation and embedded code generation. In addition to a revamped user interface, MATRIXx 8.0 introduces a project-based development environment to help engineers, designers and researchers in industries such as aerospace and automotive better manage large projects. The latest version of the software also offers backward compatibility with MATRIXx 7.1, making it easy for users to import their catalogs and models into the new version without any conversion.
The new project-based development environment in MATRIXx 8.0 provides users with several organizational tools to handle large projects easily. Users now have a data dictionary to better manage information associated with a project as well as a search utility that assists with the navigation through models. The project-based environment also features help resources and a new model comparison utility to provide hierarchical differencing between SuperBlocks, giving users an easy way to identify changes between different versions of the same model.
MATRIXx 8.0 also delivers significant improvements to the user interface with a general modernization of the development environment. The updated development environment aligns with standard Windows conventions and features such as right-click and integrated help menus as well as drag-and-drop and double-click options. By using features similar to Windows, MATRIXx 8.0 provides a familiar interface that new users can take advantage of to create applications quickly and easily.
With the same file formats from the previous version of the software, MATRIXx 8.0 offers backward and forward compatibility with 7.1.x catalogs and files to give users a smooth transition between the two versions of the software. Users can import their 7.1.x catalogs and files into the new version of the software without any conversion as well as use applications created in MATRIXx 8.0 in the MATRIXx 7.1 environment. In addition, the simulator code, Xmath algorithms and numeric libraries remain unchanged, guaranteeing the same results to users who upgrade to the latest version of the software.
For more information about MATRIXx 8.0, readers can visit www.ni.com/matrixx.[/COLOR]