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Altair Embed™

Visual Environment for Embedded Systems

What is Altair Embed™?

A proven tool for developing embedded systems, by automatically generating code from block diagram models and transferring to popular controller hardware. Once you have a working simulation based on a system diagram, automatically generate the associated code for your hardware controller. You can also readily test your design using Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL).

Other products in Altair's Model-Based Development offering include Altair Activate™ and Altair Compose™.

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Why Altair Embed™?

From Diagram to Code, Simply

Avoid the tedium (and possible errors) associated with manually writing code for your embedded systems. Instead, automatically generate code directly from your system diagram.

Highly-Efficient Code

The auto-generated code runs rapidly and produces high-quality results - no need to hand-code in order to speed up the execution of your code.

Robust, Reliable Process

While the auto-generated code is human-readable, there is no need to edit it or tweak it manually, because the automated process is dependable - it just works.

Altair Embed™ Features

Tailored for Embedded System Development

Generate efficient and compact ANSI C code for dynamic systems involving scaled, fixed-point operations. Tune parameters and monitor real-time data.

Block Diagrams & State Diagrams

Simulate dynamic systems including continuous or discrete-time behaviors as well as event-based behaviors.


No manual coding required. Automatically converts your block diagrams and state diagrams to microcontroller unit (MCU) hardware-ready code.

Support for Popular Target MCU Hardware

Including many industrial-strength devices from Texas Instruments (TI) as well as popular Arduino and Raspberry Pi devices.

Interactive Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Testing

Run your plant model in Embed on the host computer while your control algorithm runs in real-time on the target MCU, communicating via a HOTLink.

Add-ons for Digital Power and Communications

Simulate and generate code for power supply and digital power components & controls. Model end-to-end analog, digital, and mixed-mode communication systems.

Key Capabilities of Altair Embed™

Rapid Diagram-to-Code

Connecting to Controller Hardware (Arduino, etc.)

Construct State Diagrams

Drone DC Motor Control HIL

PMSM Sensorless Field Oriented Control HIL

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Capabilities Altair Embed
Altair Embed Professional
Recommended for academics, hobbyists and hackers Recommended for commercial application
Altair Embed core product including block diagrams & state charts
Automatic code-generation of ANSI C from diagrams
Support for fixed-point operations
Connectivity to Arduino MCU hardware
Analyze, Open Platform Communications (OPC), Controller Area Network (CAN), full real-time (RT) data acquisition
Connectivity to generic MCU hardware
Connectivity to specific professional MCU hardware such as Texas Instruments (TI): MIL, SIL, PIL, HIL
Comm add-on
Digital Power Designer add-on
Technical support


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System Requirements

What you need


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