Mentor Graphics

Design Tools: Competitive advantage

Visual representations of various design data can help engineers quickly see the impact of changes they are making

Glenn Reynholds from Mentor Graphics looks at ways to support innovation for electrical system design and harness manufactures

Mentor provides roadmap to level five autonomous driving

Andrew Patterson, Mentor's director of automotive business development

Mentor hopes to help tier ones and car makers met their autonomous driving goals with a platform that captures, fuses and uses raw data in real time from a wide range of sensors.

The company, which was known as Mentor Graphics until its recent takeover by Siemens but is now called just Mentor, has been working on the DRS360 platform for two years.

Siemens acquires Mentor Graphics for $4.5bn

Siemens is buying Mentor Graphics

Siemens is buying Mentor Graphics for $4.5bn. Mentor Graphics produces design automation software for ICs and SoCs as well as automotive electronics.

This will let Siemens offer mechanical, thermal, electrical, electronic and embedded software design capabilities on a single integrated platform

"Siemens is acquiring Mentor as part of its Vision 2020 concept to be the benchmark for the new industrial age," said Joe Kaeser, president and CEO of Siemens. “It's a perfect portfolio fit to further expand our digital leadership and set the pace in the industry.”

General Motors capitalises on Mentor Graphics design tools

Electrical systems and wire harnesses for General Motors vehicles are  being designed using Mentor Graphics Capital tools

General Motors is deploying Mentor Graphics Capital electrical systems design tools for its vehicle development projects. The tools deliver cycle time reductions and support improved engineering processes, helping General Motors deliver more electronics features.

This is achieved via the Capital suite’s design asset re-use and correct-by-construction technology that automatically generates optimised platform-level wiring.

Mentor Automotive Forum: Coming together

Delegates at the Mentor Automotive Forum

Different domains in modern vehicles must come together to meet customer demands, was the clear message from June’s Mentor Automotive Forum, as Steve Rogerson discovered



Mentor Graphics acquires XS Embedded

The XS AXSB optimised hardware and software platform from XSe

Mentor Graphics has acquired XS Embedded, a creator of automotive system architectures and hardware reference platforms. XSe has over ten years of direct experience in the automotive electronics design industry across 20 automotive programmes that combine hardware and software expertise.

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