Third-party solutions integrate Simulink® models with real-time systems for design and verification. Rapid prototyping systems help engineers optimize designs by connecting models to actual devices or prototypes and running them in real time. Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) systems help them validate controllers by simulating the system without using physical prototypes. Some third-party solutions provide real-time hardware for xPC Target™ for use across a range of industries. Others address the specific demands of automotive and aerospace applications.