Mentor Graphics Corp. announced that LEONI is expanding its use of Capital® software throughout the world. LEONI now has significant Capital software deployments in Europe, America and Pacific Rim.
This growth is driven in part by increasing adoption of the modular approach to wire harness configuration management, also known as customer-specific or zero give-away harnessing.
Mentor Graphics Corporation has purchased AUTOSAR assets from Mecel AB, including the Mecel Picea AUTOSAR Development Suite. The acquired assets complement the existing automotive software solution from Mentor including the Volcano™ AUTOSAR products, Mentor® Embedded Hypervisor, and Mentor Automotive Technology Platform (ATP), which enables Linux®-based automotive solutions, including GENIVI-compliant infotainment (IVI) solutions. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Mentor Graphics partnered with Mecel to develop one of the industry’s first complete AUTOSAR 4.x solutions.
Mentor said its automotive software solutions enable a wide range of subsystems, including secure, homogenous and heterogeneous multicore and single-core ECUs.
The new ATP release has achieved GENIVI 5.0 compliance for the Freescale i.MX6, Texas Instruments OMAP5 and Renesas Marzen H1, and is fully Yocto Project 1.5 compliant.
“The latest ATP release supports leading IVI SoCs and adds unique instrumentation and profiling from the kernel to graphics layers,” said Glenn Perry, general manager of the Embedded Software Division of Mentor Graphics, “Our experience working with Tier One suppliers drove us to simplify profiling of Linux based IVI systems and the identification of bottlenecks by developing instrumentation in the kernel and graphics layers.”
Mentor Graphics Corp. announced support for the S1000D documentation standard as part of the latest Capital® software release.
The Capital suite addresses vehicle electrical system definition, design, manufacture and service.
S1000D is an international specification for the production of technical publications. It was initially developed by the Aerospace and Defense Industries Association of Europe (ASD) for use with military aircraft. The specification has since been modified for use with land, sea, and commercial equipment.
S1000D is maintained by the S1000D Steering Committee, which includes board members from ASD, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) in the United States, and the Air Transport Association (ATA), along with national industry and defense representatives.
Mentor Graphics Corporation and Chinese automaker Jianghuai Automobile Co Ltd (JAC) announced the successful deployment of the Mentor® Volcano™ and Capital® tool suites.
JAC uses the Mentor Capital suite for electrical system design and Volcano products for in-vehicle communications implementation.
Mentor software is deployed in both passenger and commercial vehicle projects and delivers benefits ranging from enhanced design quality to reduced power consumption within the vehicles. The benefits are amplified because the deployment of the Mentor tools is now extending to JAC’s supply chain.
CSR Synergy® software will come pre-integrated in upcoming releases of Mentor Graphics’ GENIVI Linux compliant Automotive Technology Platform (ATP) to provide a complete software solution for wireless connectivity technologies including Bluetooth®, Bluetooth Smart, and Wi-Fi®.
The partnership will deliver an automotive grade connected platform for developing in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) solutions. It enables systems with features such as in-car Internet, smartphone tethering via Mirrorlink, hot-spot support via Wi-Fi, wideband hands-free calling and CD-like audio streaming via aptX® over Bluetooth, in addition to Bluetooth Smart support for emerging use cases such as keyless entry and temperature and pressure sensors.
At its Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF) 2013 in Munich, Mentor Graphics announced an Embedded Hypervisor for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), instrument clusters and intelligent connected devices.
Developers can use the new software, which Mentor described as a small footprint, Type 1 hypervisor, for high-performance systems that combine Linux, AUTOSAR, real time, and bare-metal applications and subsystems.
Mentor said its embedded hypervisor can help to accelerate system development by incorporating Linux to leverage the open source ecosystem while at the same time protecting existing proprietary software and intellectual property.
The C5 coach offers a wide range of configuration options and includes electrical/electronic systems that boost efficiency, safety, and reliability.
The sophisticated nature of these systems drives challenges for the coach’s electrical design, particularly with respect to systems integration, design validation and configuration management.
To solve these challenges, the Portugal-based company used Mentor Graphics Capital tools.
Mentor Graphics Corporation announced that CNH, a leading manufacturer of agricultural and construction equipment, has transitioned to the latest VeSys® software platform and also added a number of compatible tools from the Mentor® Capital® software suite, resulting in a modern design environment.
“From the engineering standpoint, the key improvements were integration with our mechanical CAD and PDM systems, including the difficult subject of design change management,” said Michael Wrobel, electronics and electrical systems manager, CNH.
New software automatically generates detailed harness manufacturing process and cost data specific to each harness design, each factory, and each company’s cost models
Keeps wire harness manufacturers competitive
Mentor Graphics Corp. announced availability of Capital Harness™ TVM, the newest tool in Mentor Graphics’ Capital® software suite.
Capital Harness TVM automatically generates detailed harness manufacturing process and cost data that is specific to each harness design, each factory, and each company’s cost models. It adds rapid, accurate harness manufacturing process modeling and cost calculation capabilities to the Capital “Define-Design-Build-Service” flow.