Understanding the FMI Flavors: CS v. ME

Posted by Hubertus Tummescheit in System Simulation

The Functional Mockup INterface comes in two flavors: model exchange and co-simulation. This blog explains the differences

The Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) standard supports two flavors of Functional Mock-up Units (FMUs), including: Co-Simulation (CS) and Model Exchange (ME). But, do you know the difference?

As an expert in the standard it’s my goal to help users understand the commonalities and differences – getting you to a point in which you’re choosing the best possible technique to achieve your goal! Let’s first look at what the two kinds of FMUs have in common.

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