Altair Embed®

Visual Environment for Embedded Systems

What is Altair Embed?

Altair Embed® software is 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®.

Altair Embed Overview Video

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 Altair 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.

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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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