Collaborative design, development and test environment for system engineers and embedded software engineers


Deliver higher quality systems and software faster

IBM® Rational® Rhapsody® (with Design Manager) is a proven solution for modeling and design activities. The family provides a collaborative design, development and test environment for systems engineers and software engineers. The software supports UML, SysML and AUTOSAR, allows for control of defense frameworks (DoDAF, MODAF and UPDM) and complies with standards such as DO-178, ISO 26262 and more.



Rational Rhapsody Design Manager 

  • Continuous validation via rapid simulation, prototyping and execution to address errors earlier when they are least costly to fix.
  • Automatic consistency checking to enhance agility and improve reuse with collaboration to reduce both recurring and non-recurring costs.
  • Share, collaborate and review your engineering lifecycle artifacts created with Rational Rhapsody or other design tools, such as Mathworks Simulink, with the extended engineering team.



Rational Rhapsody Architect for Systems Engineers:

Low cost system engineering environment for analyzing and elaborating requirements, making architecture trade offs with parametric evaluations, and documenting designs while automatically creating systems specifications, interface design documents and systems test cases using SysML, UML, AUTOSAR or UPDM (additional add on).

Rational Rhapsody Architect for Software:

Low cost integrated software engineering environment to graphically architect C++, C and Java applications using UML or AUTOSAR, reuse existing code with reverse engineering, generate code frames (including MISRA-C and MISRA-C++) automatically synchronize design and code, generate design documentation and graphically specify test cases.

Rational Rhapsody Design Manager:

Enables cross discipline teams to collaborate, share, review and manage design information across the engineering development lifecycle.






Rational Rhapsody Designer for Systems Engineers:

Includes all the capabilities of Rhapsody Architect for Systems Engineers above plus provides the ability to prototype, simulate and execute designs for early validation of requirements, architecture and behavior.




Rational Rhapsody Developer:

Embedded and real-time agile software engineering environment with full application generation for C++, C, Java and Ada (including MISRA-C and MISRA-C++), rapid prototyping and simulation for design level debugging, automated build generation for continuous integration and support for safety critical software lifecycle, in addition to the capabilities of Rational Rhapsody Architect for Software.



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Case studies: Rational Rhapsody

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