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LDRA Optimization Reduces On-Target Footprint of LDRA Tool Suite by Sixty Percent

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

LDRA tool suite implementation now so small and fast that test environment mirrors the speed and functionality of application execution

LDRA optimization reduces on-target footprint by 60%, enabling unit testing and coverage analysis to execute at the same speed and with the same functionality as application execution.

LDRA, the leader in standards compliance, automated software verification, source code analysis and test tools, has optimized the LDRA tool suite target implementation to deliver the same comprehensive software test and verification capabilities with a 60 percent smaller on-target footprint. This reduced footprint minimizes test overhead significantly so that time-critical dependencies can now be properly traced. Instrumentation overhead no longer interferes with the real-time execution on the target.

New Verification Method Reduces Overhead to 5-10 Times Less than Conventional Approaches LDRA has added a new form of instrumentation that integrates all platform coverage dependencies into one structure. LDRA dramatically reduces the application footprint by using this new instrumentation together with an approach that eliminates library calls for target platforms and communication ports during the testing. By using a bitmap structure, test execution overhead can be as little as one hundred bytes.

With such a minimal footprint, not only can developers fully instrument applications on resource-constrained platforms, but they are also able to instrument all of their code in a single build on many targets. System-level testing can be completed more quickly as most testing can be accomplished in a single pass.

LDRA continues to lead in identifying ways to ease the development life-cycle process and improve software quality, stated Ian Hennell, LDRA Operations Director. By optimizing the structure of the LDRA tool suite, we have streamlined our on-target footprint to only a few hundred bytes. This size difference opens up tremendous possibilities for the resource-constrained 8- and 16-bit platforms common in automotive and medical applications.

Optimization Reduces On-Target Footprint by 60 Percent Optimizing the LDRA tool suite to enable the test environment to mirror the speed and functionality of application execution is one of many technology breakthroughs that LDRA has achieved. With the on-target footprint reduced by 60 percent, test cases can execute in times very close to normal target execution. With the test environment mirroring the production environment, developers gain complete end-to-end verification of complex, timing-critical code. This opens new frontiers for multicore environments, where instrumentation overhead has traditionally blocked certification across all industries.

In addition, with the new instrumentation integrating all platform coverage dependencies into one structure, a single source file configures both LDRA Testbed, the core static and dynamic analysis engine, and TBrun, LDRA™s comprehensive unit and integration test component for data transmission to the host. This streamlined approach increases customer flexibility so they can readily make configuration adjustments. For instance, applications using JTAG communications to monitor and debug during test can be reconfigured to the serial, I2C, or SPI communications ports more commonly found on production boards.


About LDRA

For more than forty years, LDRA has developed and driven the market for software that automates code analysis and software testing for safety-, mission-, security-, and business-critical markets. Working with clients to achieve early error identification and full compliance with industry standards, LDRA traces requirements through static and dynamic analysis to unit testing and verification for a wide variety of hardware and software platforms. Boasting a worldwide presence, LDRA is headquartered in the United Kingdom with subsidiaries in the United States and India coupled with an extensive distributor network. For more information on the LDRA tool suite, please visit www.ldra.com.

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Automotive Industry Playing an Increasing Role in the Optoelectronic Component Market

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

The optoelectronic component market has been dominated by a number of applications in recent years. For LEDs, backlighting and the emergence of solid state lighting are the main applications. In the optocoupler and photo relay markets focus has been on the industrial sector, while the infrared component and sensor markets are dominated by the consumer and telecommunications sectors. With car ownership increasing in less economically developed regions and vehicles becoming more technologically advanced, the automotive sector is playing an increasingly important role across all the major opotoelectronic component product types.

Following a new European Union Directive 2008/89/EC, which required after 2011 all new models of car to be fitted with DRL (daylight running lamps), adoption of LEDs in automotive exteriors has significantly increased. Due to the long lifetime and energy efficient nature of LEDs, penetration in this area of the market was high and has helped drive adoption of LEDs.

Penetration of LEDs in headlamp units is still relatively low, with only 2% of car headlamps using LEDs in 2013 according to figures from IHS Automotive. As their popularity, performance and efficiency grow, this set to increase to 17% in 2019. This will bring significant growth to the LED market, with packaged LEDs for automotive exterior lighting set to grow at a CAGR of over 8%.

With the spread of technological advancements in the automotive industry, the adoption of infrared components has increased, with a wide range of automotive applications including auto head lamps, automatic windscreen wipers, gesture control, and night vision displays. A number of manufacturers are putting increasing emphasis on this sector, due to the relatively low competition in comparison to the consumer sector. Infrared revenues in this sector are forecast to increase from $118 million in 2013 to $207 million in 2019. It is unlikely these technologies will become standard features in lower cost models; however, their penetration in mid-tier models is constantly increasing.

The increase in sales of hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and full electric vehicles (EV) is also promoting growth in the optocoupler market. Optocouplers are used in HEV’s to isolate the onboard chargers and other high-voltage systems. With HEV shipments growing at a CAGR of 18% through to 2019 and little price erosion due to the significant barriers to entry, this market is a lucrative one for those manufacturers that can operate here. The market is forecast to nearly double from $74 million in 2013 to $146 million 2019.

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Multi-standard wireless charger adoption by General Motors to drive sales of enabled smartphones

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Key Points

  • Adoption of in-cabin wireless power transmitters which support multiple standards is predicted to accelerate in 2015.
  • 50 million wireless charging enabled mobile phones are forecast to ship in 2014. Adoption is predicted to accelerate further as infrastructure supporting multiple standards expands.
  • Consumer and OEM frustration and confusion over incompatible wireless charging solutions driven by competing standards will ease as multi-standard solutions develop further.

IHS Analysis
Solutions to remove barriers for adoption of wireless charging driven by competing standards are finally being implemented in commercial applications. Whilst solutions to enable wireless charging products which support multiple standards have been commercially available for a while, this is one of the first examples of a multi-mode wireless charging transmitter in production. Whilst this will amount to relatively low shipments of wireless charging transmitter units over the next five years, we believe it is a significant move in both increasing wireless charging awareness and infrastructure as well as the use of a solutions that provides interoperability for the user.
Providing multi-standard support helps GM future-proof the vehicles rather than implementing just one standard at a time where multiple standards are battling for domination in both infrastructure and end-equipment. We see this as a smart move by GM and one which is likely to be followed by other OEMs in the short-term.

PMA’s Infrastructure expands without penalising existing Qi adopters
Powermat’s wireless charging technology is built to the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) specification. Infrastructure for PMA based wireless charging is increasing, demonstrated most recently in announcements from Starbucks regarding a nationwide rollout of Powermat charging stations in its US stores. A large number of wireless charging enabled mobile phones, tablets and other consumer electronic devices, however, use solutions based on the longer established Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) ‘Qi’ standard. With many consumers already owning devices and wireless chargers that use the Qi standard this causes added frustration and confusion as products built to different standards are incompatible with each other. It may be comforting to these consumers that the full-size models from General Motors (GM) will support both PMA and Qi enabled devices.

Background

General Motors and Powermat announced yesterday that wireless charging technology will be adopted in a number of Cadillac models starting with the 2015 model ATS sport sedan and coupe launching this fall. Wireless charging support for Powermat and other wireless charging systems will be provided. IHS forecasts that almost 67,000 Cadillac ATS models will be sold globally in 2015 with this growing to almost 78,000 in 2018. It’s likely only a small number of these, however, will initially be sold with the optional wireless charging. Following its introduction into the ATS, wireless charging technology will also be added as an option to CTS, Escalade and other full-size GM models later this year.

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Managing the Complexities of a Global Supply Chain

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

ray_suarezA business today can succeed or fail based on its ability to manage its supply chain, believes Ray Suarez, Vice President Sales Operations, Konami Gaming, Inc. Many factors come into play in a global supply chain, including people and product management, but what is absolutely critical is to communicate the strategy to everyone in the organization. A lot of times the leadership vision does not get down to the bulk of the workforce, Suarez says.

Suarez is a speaker at the marcus evan Manufacturing CXO Summit , in Las Vegas, Nevada.

How can manufacturers optimize the performance of a global supply chain?

The global supply chain requires local, national, and international focus. With local suppliers, it is possible to have face-to-face relationships and receive a quick turnaround on requests. On the national level, the variables become more complex. This is even more true at the international level where international regulations and laws are considered, the need to plan and forecast expand with each level of complexity.

In Japan, for example, suppliers do not carry excess inventory risk without a confirmed purchase order or commitment. Thus, manufacturers must carry bigger risk, to ensure supply chain viability.

How can they minimize that risk, while maximizing opportunities?

The communication with the sales force is critical if manufacturers do not want to get stuck with parts or supplies. The sales team is the main point of contact with existing and potential customers, they engage with customers, identify revenue opportunities and forecast demand. Manufacturers must then consider whether there is an exaggerated or conservative estimation of demand, and then ensure a supply chain that is flexible enough for success. The supply chain must support the business goals and optimize opportunities with a minimum amount of risk.

We recognize that there is a partnership between our suppliers and Konami, and we strive to establish a win-win situation. To maximize the value of our supplier partnerships we have for several years now been giving our suppliers a six-month rolling forecast with purchase order coverage for agreed lead times for delivery.

Everything comes down to providing a forecast down to your suppliers, so you can maximize returns and opportunities to support your customers.

How do you make that six-month forecast so confidently?

You have to know your customers, sales people, suppliers and capabilities. You must have an awareness of all the variables in the process. Much like playing a sport, you have to know the rules, barriers and challenges, in order to position yourself for success.

What opportunities do manufacturers underutilize today?

They underestimate the skill set for forecasting, which is partly an art and partly science. They need experts and knowledgeable people who understand their business to properly manage their supply chain. It starts with the sales team, if they do not put the proper emphasis to have the best possible people representing their company, but for every sales person facing the customer, there are many more individuals behind them who are also just as critical links in the supply chain. You must identify and replace weak links in the supply chain to increase the opportunity for success.
Finally, communication is absolutely critical. Everyone needs to know and understand the vision, and goals.

Content Written By: Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits Division

About the Manufacturing CXO Summit 2014

This unique forum will take place at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 29-30, 2014. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The Summit includes presentations on developing KPIs, strategic manufacturing, global supply chain, solving the skill gap, and design for manufacturability.

For more information please send an email to k.dickey@marcusevansch.com or visit the event website or you are welcome to register your interest here

Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited.


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Lockheed Martin: Innovating the Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Industry

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

carterEmpower, entrust and listen to your people, says Timothy Carter, Nuclear Weapons Security (NWS) Senior Program Manager, Lockheed Martin. People tend to have very little confidence in the capabilities of the younger generation but they must be allowed to share their thoughts. Some of their great ideas could lead to a shape-changing event or a product for the market, Carter adds.

A speaker at the upcoming marcus evans Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Summit, in Florida, February, Carter talks about empowering people, transferring knowledge and innovating in the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry.

How is the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry dealing with budget cuts?

Timothy Carter: The current economic situation has required us to re-focus ourselves. Budget cuts across the industry have meant a reduction in manpower, problems in retaining the knowledge of our workforce, and erosion of industrial base.

Besides knowledge retention systems, to retain the experience our people have, we mentor, challenge, and team the younger workforce in order to have an overlap with the older generation. We found this to be the best approach in sharing and synergizing ideas between the old and new. People nowadays realize that this industry is facing an ageing workforce and that they must capture, retain and exclusively pass on their knowledge to others.

There is not much time to adjust when face-to-face with a problem such as a reduction in force, so it is important to be proactive and forward-thinking. We recognize that manufacturing issues may come up in the future, therefore we have tried to position our manpower and facilities in a way that makes us ready to adapt to any change.

How can this industry be more innovative and competitive?

Timothy Carter: Crises and changes in affordability cause companies to re-think how they do business and to think of new ideas.

Companies can bring in new people for fresh ideas, but they should not necessarily pursue this as their only means of innovation and growth. By sharing information and teaming with other companies and forums, they may be able to solve more complex strategic industry problems.

We need to empower, entrust and listen to our people, but we must also look outside ourselves for solutions. Some synergistic combination of ideas could lead to a shape-changing event or a product for the market. If we do not listen or explore a full range of options, we may miss out on key opportunities. We will get more success out of our employees if we allow them to share ideas both inside and out.

It is hard when executives realize that the business they are in today might not be the business they will be in tomorrow. This will require a change in the organizational culture and industrial base, which is never easy.

Is there a need to revise the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to open up new markets for this industry?

Timothy Carter: Yes. To be more competitive and to bring in knowledge, companies can form relationships with organizations outside the US. The reduction in industrial base does nothing but force us to think outside of our traditional borders for potential solutions. This means revisiting changing ITAR relationships and how knowledge and technologies are shared.

There are countries that want to expand their military power and space capabilities, so some people are afraid of what they may do with knowledge from US companies. Thus, it is important for executives to demonstrate that they will be responsible with the information they hold. Changing the ITAR policies can take time, but the first step is to demonstrate responsibility and that there will be a proper oversight over how the technology will be utilized or shared with foreign organizations.

Content Written By: Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits Division

About the Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Summit 2014

October 5-6, 2014 at the Red Rock Resort & Spa in Las Vegas. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The Summit includes presentations on ITAR regulations, effective automation and exploring emerging technologies.
For more information please send an email to Kevin Dickey at kevindi@marcusevansch.com or visit the event website or you are welcome to register your interest here

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Please note that the summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited.


About marcus evans Summits

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KSR International Makes Strategic Acquisition of Electronic Motion Systems, a Wales-based Manufacturer of MOSFET Power Modules, EPS & EHPS Steering Electronics, Motor Drives and Alternator Regulators

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

KSR International, Inc. (www.ksrint.com/about-us), a leading Tier One automotive supplier, has acquired Electronic Motion Systems (EMS www.electronicmotionsystems.com), an innovative electronics supplier with Manufacturing based in Swansea, Wales and a Development Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia, said Craig Arnold, KSR President & CEO.

Terms of the deal between the privately held companies were not released. The purchase of EMS boosts KSR’s world-wide employment base to slightly more than 1,700 associates.

KSR, in business for nearly 75 years, provides bumper-to-bumper electronic sensors, as well as pedal assemblies, to the global automotive industry. The purchase of EMS brings to KSR specific expertise in engineering and manufacturing of control modules for EHPS and EPS Steering Systems, MOSFET power modules and modules used for cabin climate control systems, engine cooling systems and alternator voltage regulators.

“In addition to new products and customers, EMS adds to the KSR bench strength,” Arnold said. “The EMS technical engineering center in Halifax is world-class with a team of electronics engineers that set new standards in control modules across a wider spectrum of uses, not just for automobiles and light trucks, but also all-terrain vehicles and other specialized markets.”

Joining KSR immediately from EMS are Rolf Dahlmanns, Managing Director from Swansea and Jim Tompkins, Director of Engineering in Halifax. Arnold said at this point employment levels will remain stable at both KSR and the newly acquired EMS.

“We want to grow our engineering, sales, and manufacturing capabilities in electronics, and leverage our global footprint,” Arnold said. “Bringing the EMS team onboard will help us achieve these goals much more rapidly.”

Over time, EMS will be completely integrated into KSR and existing KSR customers will have the opportunity to utilize EMS products and engineering expertise. “At the same time, we look forward to introducing the KSR brand and its automotive capabilities to our customers,” Dahlmanns said.


About KSR International

KSR is an industry leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of an array of automotive products, including sensors, electronic throttle controls, adjustable and fixed pedals. Production facilities are strategically located globally on four continents. The company is a vertically integrated manufacturing company located near its customers to provide quick response, cost containment and local expertise. Executive and engineering offices are headquartered in Ridgetown, Ontario (Canada); Sales are in Southfield, Michigan (USA). For more information, please visit www.ksrint.com.

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CodeSonar Achieves ISO 26262, IEC 61508, and EN 50128 Certification

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

GrammaTech’s Flagship Static Analysis Product Now Independently Certified to Analyze Functional Safety of Source Code

GrammaTech, Inc., a leading maker of tools that improve and accelerate software development, today announced that CodeSonar, the company’s flagship static analysis product, has been certified for use in the development of safety-critical software according to several international standards: ISO 26262, IEC 61508 and EN 50128. These three standards were designed to define the functional safety of electronics throughout their lifecycle within automotive systems, medical devices, and railway applications, respectively. CodeSonar has now been independently audited by SGS TÜV Saar GmbH and subsequently awarded a certificate confirming it is approved for developing software for these safety standards.

Functional safety standards such as ISO 26262, IEC 61508, and EN 50128 reflect the increasing use of tools during software development and the growing reliance on standards to ensure the quality and safety of code. CodeSonar was certified by TÜV SÜD Saar GmbH, who analyzed how its functionality and development processes conformed to the requirements of these standards.

“CodeSonar’s certification assures customers they can trust the tool to help them through the certification process by correctly analyzing their software to find many different kinds of safety-critical defects,” said Paul Anderson, GrammaTech Vice President of Engineering. “CodeSonar is the static analysis choice for safety-critical systems, where software quality not only reduces the risk of loss of life or serious injury, but also significantly reduces development costs, accelerates debugging, and limits legal liability.”


About GrammaTech:

GrammaTech tools are used by software developers worldwide, spanning a myriad of embedded software industries including avionics, government, medical, industrial control, and other applications where reliability and security are paramount. Originally launched from Cornell University, GrammaTech is now a leading research center for software security and a commercial vendor of software-assurance tools and advanced cyber-security solutions. With both static and dynamic analysis tools that analyze source code and binary executables, GrammaTech continues to advance the science of superior software analysis, providing technology for developers to produce safer software.

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Mentor Graphics Expands Automotive Portfolio, Acquires XS Embedded to Reduce Time to Start of Production (SOP)

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the acquisition of 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. XSe brings a pioneering approach to accelerate system design and verification by providing automotive-grade hardware and software to reduce the time to SOP. Mentor is now well positioned to address the cross-functional collaboration needs required to address the trends towards integration of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Driver Information and Infotainment domains.
The XS AXSB Optimized Hardware and Software Platform from XSe, now a part of Mentor Graphics

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Modern automotive systems push the technology envelope with feature-rich embedded systems that combine high-quality graphics, domain-specific audio, multi-media, mobile device integration and connectivity. The design challenges are tremendous with millions of lines of code per vehicle, cross-domain function consolidation, mixed safety criticality, security, and the use of heterogeneous multi-core SOCs. These challenges are exacerbated by extraordinary cost pressures and a traditional development lifecycle for systems that is measured in years while automotive consumer expectations require the latest in technology to be ever present.

“XS Embedded is recognized for its deep automotive domain expertise and unique IP including the AXSB automotive-ready reference board and software modules,” stated Glenn Perry, Mentor Graphics Embedded System Division general manager. “The hardware design and architecture expertise of XS Embedded combined with Mentor’s extensive automotive technology suite, including Android, Linux®, AUTOSAR, Security and Hypervisor solutions, provides greater flexibility while also reducing the time to SOP.”

XSe has pioneered a new approach that provides Tier 1 suppliers with reference platforms that approach A-sample quality. By taking advantage of this unique automotive-ready reference platform Tier 1 suppliers can not only drastically reduce time to SOP, but also improve architectural optimization, the partitioning of software and ultimately reduce design costs. XSe achieves this by partnering with key semiconductor vendors to supply truly automotive-grade hardware, such as XS AXSB based on the Texas Instruments Jacinto 6 platform, and integrating optimized IP including the XS OPTstack® software, a flexible software stack designed to be quickly ported and optimized to underlying hardware.

“By combining Mentor’s Android, hypervisor, security, AUTOSAR & Nucleus solutions with XSe automotive-ready solutions, we are able to address the entire vehicle software infrastructure requirements of the most sophisticated vehicles in design today,” said Rainer Oder, managing director of XS Embedded. “The next-generation ADAS systems are a great example of the need for a unified vehicle software infrastructure and we are proud to be the first to market with an end-to-end solution.”

About Mentor Embedded

The Mentor Graphics® Embedded Systems Division enables embedded development for a variety of applications including automotive, industrial, medical, consumer electronics, networking and military and aerospace. Embedded developers can create advanced systems with the latest processors using Linux®, the small-footprint and low-power-capable Nucleus® RTOS, the type-1 Mentor Embedded Hypervisor and advanced graphics, multicore and heterogeneous system development and debugging tools. Mentor Automotive Volcano AUTOSAR and XS Automotive Electronics software and services provide a comprehensive solution for the latest ADAS, Driver Information and Infotainment systems. For more information, visit www.mentor.com/embedded.


About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the worlds most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year in excess of $1.15 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com

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The XS AXSB Optimized Hardware and Software Platform from XSe, now a part of Mentor Graphics

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

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Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ:MENT) today announced the acquisition of 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. XSe brings a pioneering approach to accelerate system design and verification by providing automotive-grade hardware and software to reduce the time to SOP. Mentor is now well positioned to address the cross-functional collaboration needs required to address the trends towards integration of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Driver Information and Infotainment domains.

Modern automotive systems push the technology envelope with feature-rich embedded systems that combine high-quality graphics, domain-specific audio, multi-media, mobile device integration and connectivity. The design challenges are tremendous with millions of lines of code per vehicle, cross-domain function consolidation, mixed safety criticality, security, and the use of heterogeneous multi-core SOCs. These challenges are exacerbated by extraordinary cost pressures and a traditional development lifecycle for systems that is measured in years while automotive consumer expectations require the latest in technology to be ever present.

XS Embedded is recognized for its deep automotive domain expertise and unique IP including the AXSB automotive-ready reference board and software modules, stated Glenn Perry, Mentor Graphics Embedded System Division general manager. The hardware design and architecture expertise of XS Embedded combined with Mentor™s extensive automotive technology suite, including Android, Linux®, AUTOSAR, Security and Hypervisor solutions, provides greater flexibility while also reducing the time to SOP.

XSe has pioneered a new approach that provides Tier 1 suppliers with reference platforms that approach A-sample quality. By taking advantage of this unique automotive-ready reference platform Tier 1 suppliers can not only drastically reduce time to SOP, but also improve architectural optimization, the partitioning of software and ultimately reduce design costs. XSe achieves this by partnering with key semiconductor vendors to supply truly automotive-grade hardware, such as XS AXSB based on the Texas Instruments Jacinto 6 platform, and integrating optimized IP including the XS OPTstack® software, a flexible software stack designed to be quickly ported and optimized to underlying hardware.

By combining Mentor™s Android, hypervisor, security, AUTOSAR & Nucleus solutions with XSe automotive-ready solutions, we are able to address the entire vehicle software infrastructure requirements of the most sophisticated vehicles in design today, said Rainer Oder, managing director of XS Embedded. The next-generation ADAS systems are a great example of the need for a unified vehicle software infrastructure and we are proud to be the first to market with an end-to-end solution.


About Mentor Embedded

The Mentor Graphics® Embedded Systems Division enables embedded development for a variety of applications including automotive, industrial, medical, consumer electronics, networking and military and aerospace. Embedded developers can create advanced systems with the latest processors using Linux®, the small-footprint and low-power-capable Nucleus® RTOS, the type-1 Mentor Embedded Hypervisor and advanced graphics, multicore and heterogeneous system development and debugging tools. Mentor Automotive Volcano AUTOSAR and XS Automotive Electronics software and services provide a comprehensive solution for the latest ADAS, Driver Information and Infotainment systems. For more information, visit www.mentor.com/embedded.
About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the worlds most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year in excess of $1.15 billion.

Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com

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