At the EV Roadmap 7 Conference in Portland, officials from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Drive Oregon, Intel, Portland General Electric (PGE), the State of Oregon, and other regional businesses announced their participation in DOE’s Workplace Charging Challenge – a collaborative effort to increase the number of U.S. employers providing access to electric vehicle charging stations for employees.
With 76 stations across 11 campuses in the U.S., Intel Corporation is one of the five largest providers of workplace charging in the Energy Department initiative. Marty Sedler, Intel’s Director of Global Utilities and Infrastructure, said, “As a leading technology company, Intel is pleased to help our employees make sustainable transportation choices, and we hope our example will inspire others.”
Mentor Graphics Corporation announced what it described as the embedded software industry’s first comprehensive solution for heterogeneous multicore system-on-chip (SoC) development.
Heterogeneous architectures are those which combine two or more different types of microprocessors or microcontrollers. They enable the development of advanced embedded systems that consolidate functionality and connectivity to produce high-performance embedded devices.
Mentor Graphics is delivering an integrated development solution that spans device configuration, deployment and system optimization for multi-operation system devices that include the Linux® platform, real-time operating system (RTOS), and bare-metal applications. This solution helps design teams to quickly develop high-performance applications for industrial, medical, automotive, telecommunications, networking, and consumer electronics products.
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).
The EV Roadmap 7 conference, to be held at the World Trade Center in Portland, Oregon July 24-25 2014, is the Pacific Northwest’s premier electric vehicle gathering and one of the leading electric vehicle conferences in the United States. The event is produced by Portland State University, Portland General Electric, and Drive Oregon.
EV Roadmap brings together Oregon’s early adopters with national and international experts to inform transportation electrification efforts across the United States. This year’s agenda includes sessions from Ford, General Motors, BMW, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, and Mentor Graphics.
Mentor Graphics MicReD 1500A Performs Power Cycling and Thermal Testing of Power Electronic Components to Simulate and Measure Their Lifetime Performance
Mentor Graphics said its new MicReD 1500A Industrial Power Tester is the only commercially available thermal testing product that combines both power cycling and thermal transient measurements with structure function analysis while providing data for real-time failure-cause diagnostics.
Power components are used for applications in which electrical energy is generated, converted, or controlled, and where very high reliability is required during many years of constant operation.
Mentor Graphics Corp. announced that Alps Electric Co., Ltd. has selected the Analog Characterization Environment product (ACE™), which was previously a Berkeley Design Automation product, for characterization of its complex mixed-signal and sensor ICs.
Characterization is a critical part of the design and verification process as it ensures that the circuit meets its performance requirement under all operational, environmental and process conditions.
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.