Mentor 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) 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.
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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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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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’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.
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).
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.
Bosch and IBM Announce Collaboration to Create an Engineering Platform for Vehicle Components and Systems
IBM and Robert Bosch GmbH announced a collaboration to create a new, data-driven systems engineering platform to more efficiently and accurately develop intelligent, interconnected automotive products.
Built on open standards and IBM design tools, the continuous engineering software platform can quickly scale to thousands of partners, clients, engineers and technicians. By engaging all relevant stakeholders in the automotive supply chain and elevating the right data from them, the standards-based platform will cornerstone Bosch’s long term vision for cross-industry collaboration to quickly deliver increasingly smarter vehicles.
Freescale Semiconductor introduced the MAC57D5xx, a new family of ARM® Cortex®-based single-chip, triple-core microcontrollers (MCUs) designed for automotive instrument clusters.
With more than 1.7x higher performance than any currently available automotive instrument cluster MCU, the new devices support complex graphics, including heads-up displays that previously required multiple components.
High-end automotive instrument clusters typically incorporate multiple external components, including a main processor, graphics unit, external SRAM, and dedicated circuitry to manage heads-up display warping and other sophisticated functionality. The cost and complexity of integrating these multiple parts previously restricted this functionality to the premium car segment.