Symtavision Releases New Features for Ethernet and Multicore With SymTA/S 3.7 and TraceAnalyzer 3.7

May 2, 2015 by  
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Symtavision has launched SymTA/S 3.7, improving timing design and verification for automotive Ethernet and multicore systems. The company also released TraceAnalyzer 3.7 which is fully integrated with SymTA/S 3.7.

SymTA/S 3.7 introduces new Ethernet timing design and verification features including the modeling and analysis of dynamic data chains and data dependent dynamic Ethernet frame packing as well as faster system distribution analysis compared to previous versions.

SymTA/S 3.7 also incorporates new general modeling and timing analysis features – Gantt-Filter, APIs and improved AUTOSAR 4.x multicore import.

The MOST Cooperation Presents AUTOSAR Integration

March 31, 2015 by  
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The MOST Cooperation – standardization organization for the automotive multimedia network technology Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – will present an implementation of MOST within the AUTOSAR framework at the upcoming MOST Forum on April 21, 2015 in Stuttgart/Esslingen (Germany).

AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System Architecture, has developed a standardized open software architecture for automotive electronic control units and is increasingly being applied in traditional vehicle electronics domains. MOST, on the other hand, is an important standard for automotive infotainment.

Mentor Graphics Announces Automotive Ethernet support for Its AUTOSAR Design Solutions

February 4, 2015 by  
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mentor logoMentor Graphics (NASDAQ: MENT) announced the availability of Automotive Ethernet support in the Volcano™ VSA™ product for network design of both AUTOSAR-based and non-AUTOSAR electronic control units (ECUs).

Increasingly, in areas in which high bandwidth and reliable performance are essential, Ethernet is being used. These include advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), vehicle network backbones, audio video bridging (AVB) systems, and diagnostic communication over Internet Protocol (DoIP).

The Mentor® Volcano VSA tool addresses the network-wide timing analysis challenges where a mixture of CAN, FlexRay, and Ethernet-based network busses co-exist. The AUTOSAR standard supports timing definition for all elements in a mixed-topology network. The Volcano VSA tool addresses the challenge of accounting for the many different timing paths.

Elektrobit (EB) Introduces Multicore AUTOSAR Safety Operating System

October 14, 2014 by  
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Elektrobit EB LogoNew OS supports multicore automotive ECUs at ISO 26262 Automotive Safety Level ASIL D.

Elektrobit (EB) announced EB tresos Safety Operating System (OS) Multi-Core for automotive electronic control units (ECU).

According to the company, it is the first safety operating system in the automotive industry that enables carmakers and suppliers to create AUTOSAR-based multi-core control units conforming to the highest Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL D) according to ISO 26262.

“Open Source” AUTOSAR

October 10, 2014 by  
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The AUTOSAR development partnership started more than ten years ago with the promise to manage the increasing electrical/electronic complexity in different domains. The objective was to lower the cost of standardized basic software, support safety, maintain ability, and exchangeability while enabling more powerful tool chains to be constructed through standardized interfaces.

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Tailor-made Embedded Software

October 10, 2014 by  
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A number of trends require vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers to adopt new approaches to developing embedded software based on highly specialized know-how. RTA Engineering Services addresses these challenges by providing customer-specific, high-quality embedded software development based on ETAS’ many years of experience in successfully delivering production-ready software.

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Association Goes Beyond AUTOSAR

October 10, 2014 by  
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Ten years of AUTOSAR have demonstrated the potential of standards offering applicability across competitive boundaries. However, as long as the standardization continues to be confined to the specification level, the effort required for integration, configuration, and
testing remains unnecessarily high. Initiated by Bosch, the non-profit association COMASSO e.V. has embarked on the road that will lead to the provision of an industry-wide reference for AUTOSAR Basic Software.

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Elektrobit Offers a New Methodology for Developing Embedded Automotive Software

August 26, 2014 by  
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EBElektrobit plans to preview a new automotive software development methodology on Thursday, September 4, during the 2014 Continuous Engineering Virtual Symposium.

The online event is hosted by IBM and facilitated by SAE International. For more information or to register, visit

Elektrobit’s methodology combines elements of Agile, Scrum, and Lean. “We’ve seen a huge rise in the complexity of automotive electronics software. The complexity can lead to projects being late, or over budget, or deficient in quality,” says Christian Mies, managing assistant, infotainment solutions.

Mentor Graphics Acquires XS Embedded (XSe)

July 8, 2014 by  
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The XS AXSB Optimized Hardware and Software Platform from XSe, now a part of Mentor Graphics


Expanded Automotive Electronics Design Portfolio Has Potential to Reduce Time to Start of Production (SOP)

Mentor Graphics Corporation has acquired XS Embedded GmbH (XSe), a technology leader in the creation of automotive system architectures and hardware reference platforms.

XSe has over ten years of direct experience in the automotive electronics design industry across twenty automotive programs that combine hardware and software expertise. It brings a pioneering approach to accelerate system design and verification by providing automotive-grade hardware and software to reduce the time to start of production (SOP).

TI Introduces Faster Hercules™ MCUs

May 22, 2014 by  
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Adding to its portfolio of SafeTI™ design components, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced its latest 32-bit dual-core lockstep Hercules™ RM57Lx and TMS570LCx microcontrollers (MCUs) for functional safety applications.

Unique to the Hercules MCU platform, the two new floating-point devices offer a 50 percent increase in computational performance over any of TI’s current ARM® Cortex™-R MCUs, allowing designers to utilize a single Hercules MCU to replace several discrete MCUs or an FPGA-MCU combination.

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