xMOD is an application software that facilitate stand alone and tool coupling co-simulation between several simulation tools. The main idea of xMOD is to combine, within the same platform:
The integration process does not impose the tools. xMOD does not intend to replace the original modeling and simulation tools, but aims at promoting their coexistence: Feel free to use the most efficient modeling tool/language you need.
The different stages of the development process (V diagram) require different kind of models. xMOD is involved for every stage of the development cycle by integrating control and operative models. The integration is first MIL (Model-In-the-Loop) then SIL (Software-In-the-Loop) and finally HIL (Hardware-In-the-Loop).
The highlight of xMOD is to fit the heterogeneous models for any simulation mode, allowing both system and control engineers to start verification and validation phases early in the design cycle.