TTTech announces the launch of its Deterministic Ethernet switch, named Hermes, for application development and evaluation of in-vehicle network architectures in the field of automotive and heavy machinery. With this intelligent device, customers can now evaluate multiple technical standards supported by the NXP SJA1105T chip, including AVB, TSN and Time-Triggered Ethernet. The switch also integrates a powerful CPU running AUTOSAR 4.2.1 and provides digital and analog I/Os plus CAN, FlexRay and Ethernet interfaces.
Bosch Subsidiary ETAS Demonstrates Automotive Industry Standard AUTOSAR Solution for Connecting With a MOST Network Using Microchip’s Devices
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), announced that designers using the Automotive Open System Architecture (AUTOSAR) to develop and reuse their in-vehicle software can now connect their systems to not only networking technologies such as CAN and LIN, but also to the MOST® Cooperation’s automotive-proven MOST networking technology. This means that Microchip’s MOST Intelligent Network Interface Controllers (INICs) can be used for cross-domain communication in an AUTOSAR system, such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which simplifies automotive networking and diagnostics.
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 – 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, www.autosar.org) 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 (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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The online event is hosted by IBM and facilitated by SAE International. For more information or to register, visit http://www.sae.org/events/cevirt/.
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.