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solidThinking Embed (formerly known as VisSim Embedded) is a visual environment for model based development of embedded systems. Its highly efficient diagram-to-code capability shortens the development time and increases product quality.

With solidThinking Embed, you can quickly develop virtual prototypes of any dynamic system. Models are built by simply sliding blocks into the work area and wiring them together with the mouse.

Embed automatically converts the control diagrams into C-code ready to be downloaded to the target hardware. The generated C-code is recognized for its efficiency with respect to memory requirements and runtime.

solidThinking Embed represents a new era of VisSim for efficient model-based embedded development including new packaging aimed at providing more functionality with simplified configuration and installation.

Similar to previous versions, there are two main products:

  • solidThinking Embed SE (Simulation Edition) replacing Professional VisSim
  • solidThinking Embed replacing VisSim Embedded (Includes Embed SE)

The number of add-ons have been reduced to two:

  • solidThinking Embed - Digital Power Designer
  • solidThinking Embed/Comm

Many more capabilities are now available within the main products:

  • Frequency Domain Analysis and Linearization
  • Generalized reduced gradient method of parameter optimization
  • Electric motor and controller block set (floating point)
  • UML 2 state transition diagram editor to simulate event-driven systems
  • Real-time data monitoring with CAN, OPC, real-time data acquisition boards, serial, and UDP
  • Support for solidThinking Compose Open Matrix Language
  • Enhanced support for Texas Instruments TI F28377D
  • Faster and more efficient code generation

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Diagram to Code

“Our 3rd generation Android-based suite, PACE+PACE Cloud, was developed entirely using solidThinking Embed. PACE+PACE Cloud adds IoT connectivity and energy savings to a wide range of HVACR equipment. We relied heavily on solidThinking Embed’s Model Based Design features and automatic code generation to deliver a defect-free, high-quality product on time, within budget.”

Tom Mills
President, Pace Controls


Rapid Development of Control Systems

solidThinking Embed provides a complete toolchain for the development of embedded control systems covering Software-in-the-Loop, Processor-in-the-Loop as well as Hardware-in-the-Loop simulations. You can make changes to a control diagram, and compile and download it to the target MCU in seconds. Then, while the system is operating, you can interactively update the control parameters. Using powerful data logging, buffering, and digital scoping blocks, you can gain insight into the control algorithms deployed on the target MCU in real time.

No Hand-Coding Required!

Turning control diagrams into executable, real-time capable code used to require an experienced embedded software developer. With solidThinking Embed’s code generator a control design engineer can easily try out new algorithms on a target hardware without the need of hand-coding.

Affordable & Easily Configurable Development Environment

The basic configuration of solidThinking Embed is packaged with most of the tools needed for embedded development including state charts, target support, fixed point algorithms, efficient code generators, motor control libraries, and a lot more. This results in an affordable and easy configurable development environment.


Model Based Embedded Development
Block Diagram Environment
High level Diagrams
Motion Control Block Library
Comprehensive Modeling
Simulation of Dynamic Systems
Data Filters
Analysis & Linearization
Real-Time Data Monitoring & Acquisition
Exchange data with PCAN USB CAN device
Connect to OPC server for data logging and offline tuning
Interface to analog and digital I/O boards and devices from National Instruments and Measurement Computing
Exchange data with any RS-232 device
Exchange data with any Ethernet device
Code Generation


Texas Instruments

Using solidThinking Embed, Texas Instruments was able to develop an embedded simulation of an entire system.


AMETEK used solidThinking Embed to development of an embedded control system for a chiller unit under a very tight schedule and high safety standards.


PaceControls developed its 3rd generation Android-based HVACR Equipment control using solidThinking Embed adding IoT connectivity and energy savings.


End-to-end Communication System Design With Embed/Comm module

solidThinking Embed/Comm, lets you model end-to-end communication systems at the signal or physical level. With its full complement of communication blocks and powerful, time-domain simulation engine, Embed/Comm provides fast and accurate solutions for analog, digital, and mixed-mode communication systems.


solidThinking Embed/Comm supports modeling PCCC Turbo Codes. It also supports simulating 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth, generic, and ultra wide-band designs.

Simulation & Code Generation of Power Supply & Digital Power Controls Using Embed/Digital Power Designer Module

solidThinking Embed/Digital Power Designer provides high-level blocks for simulation and code generation of power supply and digital power components and controls. Embed/Digital Power Designer blocks let you develop a working controller that can be directly downloaded to the MCU for digital power applications.


solidThinking Embed/Digital Power Designer blocks efficiently model analog power supply configurations along with control loops, to simulate and verify the control loop without the need for hardware. This allows you to develop your control routines more flexibly, simulate, verify and make any need correction before sending out Gerbers to manufacture hardware. When your hardware arrives, you can use Embed/Digital Power Designer to compile and download the diagram to the MCU and test your real hardware.

Support For Texas Instruments F28062F

Embed 2017 supports code generation for Texas Instruments F28062F (Piccolo Microcontroller with InstaSPIN-FOC).


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