Synopsys and Elektrobit collaborate to accelerate virtual development of automotive electronic systems

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Shorten the automotive development cycle by realizing the transition from physical testing to virtual system testing

Cooperate to support OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to achieve rapid deployment of virtual environments

Use Synopsys VDK to enable EB to move its AUTOSAR operating system 12 months before silicon launch

Develop a conceptual virtual ECU based on the NXP S32 automotive processing platform, which can demonstrate faster interactive development and regression testing

The solution has been deployed in leading automotive companies

Synopsys (Synopsys, Inc., NASDAQ: SNPS) and Elektrobit (“EB”) have recently announced a cooperation plan to use virtual environments to accelerate the development of automotive Electronic systems. The two parties are collaborating to combine Synopsys Virtualizer Development Kits (Virtualizer Development Kits, “VDK”), EB operating systems, development and testing tools, and complementary expertise to implement pre-silicon and electronic control units (ECU) Prior hardware availability and software development. The joint solution accelerates the system test cycle, enabling automotive Tier 1 suppliers and OEM companies to transition from physical system testing to virtual system testing.

Martin Schleicher, Executive Vice President of EB Business Management, said: “Automakers at the forefront of automotive development are facing increasing electronic hardware complexity and software content, which need to be delivered within a very challenging development time. Synopsys and EB is collaborating to provide technology and expertise to enable automotive engineers to start software development earlier and greatly accelerate the use of virtual ECUs for system testing.”

Synopsys VDK provides fast simulation of ECU hardware, from a single processor to the entire automotive electronic system (virtual ECU). EB is using Synopsys VDK to move its AUTOSAR operating system, including the EB corbos and EB tresos product lines, to new automotive processors from leading semiconductor manufacturers 12 months before the silicon launch. This integrated solution has been used to build a virtual development environment demonstrator, combining the virtual ECU based on NXP’s high-performance S32 automotive processing platform with EB and Synopsys tools. The solution supports system analysis and visualization, configuration and update management, test driver and system management, enabling automotive developers to improve interactive software debugging efficiency and speed up the test cycle by deploying solutions in regressions. Leading Tier 1 suppliers and OEM companies have deployed joint solutions for applications ranging from car control to autonomous driving and gateways.

Dev Pradhan, senior director of automotive engineering at NXP Semiconductors, said: “Automotive companies hope to provide users with new and more advanced features based on the NXP S32 automotive processing platform. Development tools are needed to enable them to start and accelerate system testing as soon as possible. Synopsys Ecosystem cooperation with industry leaders such as EB is a key driving factor for improving development efficiency and coping with current and future system and software development challenges.”

Burkhard Huhnke, Vice President of Automotive Strategy of Synopsys, said: “To shorten the vehicle development cycle from 5 years to 2 years, it is necessary to change the current linear development method that relies on hardware. The cooperation between Synopsys and EB helps transition from physical to virtual development. Automotive Tier 1 suppliers and OEM companies that accelerate the time to market will bring virtual prototypes, software technology and expertise.”

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The VDK for the NXP S32 automotive processing platform is now available from Synopsys.

EB corbos and EB tresos are available from EB.

Learn more about the cooperation between Synopsys and EB at the Automotive Computing Conference (ACC) held in Frankfurt, Germany from October 23 to 24, 2019.

Introduction to Elektrobit (EB)

Elektrobit (EB) is an award-winning and visionary global supplier dedicated to providing embedded interconnected software products and services for the automotive industry.

As a leader in the automotive software industry, with more than 30 years of experience in serving the industry, EB’s software provides support for more than 1 billion devices in more than 100 million vehicles, and provides solutions for connected vehicle infrastructure, human-machine interface (HMI) ) Flexible and innovative solutions for technology, navigation, assisted driving, electronic control unit (ECU) and software engineering services.

Synopsys Introduction

Synopsys (NASDAQ: SNPS) is a Silicon to Software? (“chip to software”) partner of many innovative companies dedicated to the development of electronic products and software applications that we rely on every day. As the world’s 15th largest software company, Synopsys has long been a global leader in the fields of electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP, and it has also played an increasingly important role in software security and quality solutions. Whether you are a system-on-chip (SoC) designer who creates advanced semiconductors, or a software developer who writes applications that require the highest security and quality, Synopsys is able to provide the solutions you need to help you launch innovative , High-quality and safe products.

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