Tools Integration

MathWorks Consulting Services helps customers integrate MATLAB® and Simulink® into their disparate development and business workflows to maximize the benefits of MathWorks technologies, and automate, streamline, and improve their organization’s processes. We make MATLAB, Simulink and your third-party tools work well together.

Tools integration can be categorized into two main forms:

Data Exchange

MATLAB and Simulink can be integrated with third-party tools to exchange data such as querying databases, interacting with data visualization tools, or comparing interface information between a design and its Simulink model.

Tool Control

MATLAB and Simulink can control or be controlled by third-party tools to enable an efficient and simplified workflow and minimize manual interventions. Examples include integration with product lifecycle management (PLM) tools, or on-target code coverage testing from interactive development environments (IDEs).

While tools integration covers a wide range of workflows, in general the following steps are part of developing a solution:

Define Workflow and Functionality

We work with you to understand your organization’s development or business processes and build relevant integration requirements.

Investigate and Verify Third-Party Interfaces

The integration solution may rely on a third-party application programming interface (API).  MathWorks Consultants investigate, test, and verify these APIs to confirm necessary functionality and reliability under real-world conditions.

Development and Testing of Integrated Solution

We work with you to develop an integrated solution using a variety of technologies including MATLAB scripts, industry-standard languages like C/C++, .NET, Python, or Java, and web-based technologies involving large-scale enterprise data architectures.

MathWorks Consultants:

  • Use insider knowledge of MATLAB and Simulink features to implement a seamless integration
  • Shorten development cycles with automated and simplified integrated workflows
  • Build in-house competency through customized, project-based coaching sessions

Meet Our Team

Worldwide, MathWorks Consultants have MATLAB and Simulink expertise and industry experience to solve technology and business challenges. 


Dr. Ulrich Wahner is a team lead and principal consultant. He specializes in applying Model-Based Design to production code generation and verification and validation techniques in the automotive and industrial automation industries. Prior to joining MathWorks, Ulrich worked as an R&D engineer at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen University Laboratory for Machine Tools (WZL). He concentrated on the design and simulation of automated control systems with implementation on digital signal processors while earning his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen University. Ulrich currently focuses on customer jumpstarts and specialized coaching sessions, certification advisories, and process assessments.

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