Mentor Graphics has added new capabilities to their Flowmaster simulation software solution for thermo-fluid systems. The new experiments features in the new Flowmaster release provide engineers with the ability to conduct superior ‘what-if’ analysis for fluid flow simulations. The ability to export Flowmaster models as C code or S-Functions helps systems engineers perform system level testing of embedded systems in real-time environments.
Mentor Graphics has expanded embedded Linux development support for Freescale QorIQ devices with the Mentor Embedded Linux and Sourcery CodeBench products. Mentor Embedded Linux for Freescale’s advanced multicore QorIQ products help engineers create reliable and high performance systems. The Mentor Embedded Linux product for Freescale BSPs is available now.
Mentor Graphics released a new version of the Mentor Embedded Sourcery VSIPL++ tool. The newest enhancements to the Sourcery VSIPL++ product incorporates OMG’s VSIPL++ specification standard. VSIPL++ is an important step forward for interoperable, portable, reusable applications in the high-performance computing space. The tool is ideal for developers working on compute-intensive applications.
The Mentor Embedded In-vehicle Infotainment (IVI) solution is now complaint with the GENIVI 3.0 specification. The Mentor Embedded Linux-based Infotainment solution integrates graphics, communication and multimedia middleware with libraries, system infrastructure and management components on top of Linux, and optimized drivers and BSPs for specific hardware.
Mentor Graphics has made improvements to the Verification Academy. One of the new enhancements in the Verification Academy is the Coverage Cookbook. The Coverage Cookbook is a systematic methodology for developing functional coverage models and coverage-driven processes. The Mentor Verification Academy is a comprehensive resource for verification engineers, and provides access to information and online training on advanced functional verification technologies.
Texas Instruments introduced WEBENCH Schematic Export. The software is a new online tool for exporting analog designs from TI’s WEBENCH Design Center to computer-aided design (CAD) development platforms from Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics and Altium. With WEBENCH Schematic Export, engineers no longer need to manually enter the design into the CAD platform.
Mentor Graphics announced version 9.5 of their PADS desktop PCB design solution. PADS enables engineers and design teams to develop PCBs within a highly productive and easy-to-use environment. PADS is ideal for schematic entry, analog design, signal and power integrity, thermal analysis, and PCB layout-to-manufacturing preparation.
Mentor Graphics has extended their Universal Verification Methodology Connect tool for the Open Verification Methodology (OVM) community. UVM Connect 2.2 can now be compiled to run with the OVM. The UVM Connect architecture facilitates easy connection with other environments beyond the initially supported UVM and SystemC. With the updated UVM Connect, teams using OVM can connect with SystemC models and other environments.
Mentor Graphics has added and improved support for 42 embedded development boards for the Nucleus RTOS, Mentor Embedded Linux, and Sourcery Codebench embedded development products. Updates include expanded support for MIPS, SuperH, Power PC and ARM-based architectures from Atmel, Freescale, Logic PD, MIPS, Mistral, Renesas, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments.
Mentor Graphics introduced a 1D-3D general-purpose software solution that combines 1D and 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The solution is based on 3D FloEFD Concurrent CFD and 1D Flowmaster, which was recently acquired by Mentor Graphics. The Mentor Graphics 1D-3D product line will be available in the second half of this year.