Synopsys introduced their new DesignWare ARC EM SEP (Safety Enhancement Package) Processor core for automotive safety-compliant applications. The ARC EM SEP core is configurable to meet the performance, power and area requirements of each target application. Giving designers the ability to define custom instructions facilitates the integration of proprietary hardware accelerators that improve application-specific performance while reducing power consumption and the amount of memory required — critical requirements in embedded automotive designs.
The Automotive Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum features industry presentations, breakout tracks on specialist topics, a solutions exposition including corporate-sponsored booths, product demonstrations, and networking events. The conference is a day-long, free conference which covers all aspects of electrical and electronic design/simulation within the automotive, commercial vehicle, and off-highway industries. IESF 2013 will take place Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Ford Conference Center in Dearborn, Michigan.
Synopsys introduced the Virtualizer Development Kit for Renesas RH850 microcontrollers. The VDK accelerates software development, system integration and test for RH850-based automotive applications such as body, powertrain/hybrid and chassis/safety control. The new development kit seamlessly integrates into existing software development flows. The VDK makes it easy for engineering teams throughout the automotive supply chain to deploy and achieve higher levels of product reliability, reduce overall development cost and shorten design cycles. The VDK for Renesas RH850 MCU is available now.
Synopsys introduced the Virtualizer Development Kit (VDK) for Freescale Semiconductor’s Qorivva microcontroller family. The Synopsys VDK accelerates the development of automotive control applications in powertrain/hybrid, chassis/safety and body electronic control units (ECUs). Synopsys’ automotive VDKs help OEMs and tier-one suppliers to enhance their embedded software development processes by starting earlier, improving productivity and enabling more and better testing in support of safety standards such as ISO 26262. The VDK for Freescale Qorivva MCUs is available now.
HEM Data will be conducting a SAE seminar. The event will focus on the newer approach of obtaining data from the in-vehicle network for automotive, heavy duty, off-road, and marine applications. The title of the seminar is: Acquiring and Analyzing Data from Sensors and In-Vehicle Networks. The SAE seminar will take place May 15-16, 2013 in Troy, Michigan.
Mentor Graphics revealed details of the 2012 Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum. IESF 2012 will feature 42 sessions. The conference covers all aspects of electrical and electronic design/simulation within the automotive, commercial vehicle, and off-highway industries. The free, all-day event will take place June 14, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dearborn, Michigan.
Mentor Graphics and Mecel have teamed together to develop the first complete AUTOSAR 4.x solution for the automotive marketplace. Their solution for the design, configuration, generation, and implementation of an AUTOSAR Basic Software (BSW) solution supports versions 4.0.2 and 4.0.3. Both Mentor Graphics and Mecel will sell the tools. Support for the tools will be provided by both companies to their respective customer bases. The products will be available this month.
Mentor Graphics’ Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF) will take place on June 2, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dearborn, MI. IESF is a free conference for electrical and electronic systems design, network design, wire harness engineering, simulation and analysis within the automotive, commercial vehicle and off-highway industries. IESF 2011 features presentations, guest keynote speakers, breakout tracks on specialized topics, a solutions exposition, demonstrations, and networking events.
ProSyst recently ported their OSGi solution (ProSyst mBS) to an embedded low power hardware with an ARM9 CPU at 156 MHz and 8 MB RAM and flash memory. ProSyst mBS, is fully compliant and certified for OSGi revision 4.2. The OSGi framework provides sufficient resources for applications and services. It meets all non-functional requirements of a mass-market automotive telematics system. The OSGi framework also qualifies for optimal use in many other embedded markets, such as the home automation space. ProSyst published a white paper titled, The World’s Smallest OSGi Solution that their describes their automotive project.
Laird Technologies published a white paper about the sources of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) in automotive systems. The technical paper is titled, Automotive EMI Shielding – Controlling Automotive Electronic Emissions and Susceptibility with Proper EMI Suppression Methods. The white paper discusses various electronic systems found on automobiles, and the need of containing and suppressing their EMI potential with each other through EMI shielding and ferrite solutions.