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IESF: Model Based Design

Learn more about the latest tools and innovations for Model Based Design IESF 2015 - Dearborn, MI, USA – May 19th, 2015.

Highlights include dedicated breakout track, case studies and solution demonstrations in the product area; plus a new feature this year – panel discussion on Designing Safety into Critical Automotive Systems.

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Panel
  • Panel: Designing Safety into Critical Automotive Systems using Model-based Analysis
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    PANEL Proving that an essential system is safe after a design is completed is typically much more expensive than simulating the behavior of critical systems to prove their reliability early in the design cycle. Simulation allows the design engineer to test variables, evaluate tolerance stack-ups, and verify reasonable performance margins, all before building a prototype. A model-based design methodology provides a virtual system incubator for evaluating design ideas, analyzing parameter variability, optimizing costs, and jump-starting production. This discussion will focus on proven system safety methodologies that can be used to prevent, eliminate, and control risks associated with typical safety-critical systems.

Moderator: Bill Chown, Product Line Director, Sysems Life Cycle Management, System Level Engineering, Mentor Graphics
Panelist: Subba Somanchi, Director of the Model Based System Design Business Unit, System Level Engineering Division, Mentor Graphics
Technical Session
  • Analyzing Aging and Thermal Effects on Automotive Systems
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    TECHNICAL SESSION The complexity in today's automotive systems is increasingly being driven by the growth of electronics and software content. As designers combat the challenges of integrating such disparate systems, the traditional approaches of optimizing functionality and performance separately turn out to be insufficient and inefficient. More modern model-based techniques with a structures integrated design approach prove to be much more beneficial and effective in mitigating problems discovered during integratino, verification, and validation. Additionally, these techniques enable robust design methodologies to ensure highly reliable automotive systems in the face of variability and tolerance stack up. This presentation will discuss how model-based techniques can help analyze the environmental effects of electronics on the performance and behavior of the overall systema and determine the worst-case behavior under the effects of aging and thermal variability.

Presenter: Carl Bycraft, Technical Marketing Engineer, Mentor Graphics
  • Augmenting Current Tools and Processes to Increase the Productivity of an Engineering Team
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Increasing the productivity of an engineering team and improving first-time quality of its end product requires maintaining coordination and synchronization of the information needed between software environments. This requires a real-time linkage between the tools of that environment: a linkage that reflects the workflow and provides necessary information in a way that is easily and intuitively accessible to each member of the engineering team as they work. Many people use Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions to handle this challenge; however, adoption of PLM solutions does not always lead to the seamless, collaborative development environment that is needed to bring multi-disciplinary teams and development data together. Critical gaps still exist. It is only by augmenting current tools to enable communication, automating current processes to improve and track activities, and using standards to maximize consistent scalability that such an effective and efficient result can be realized. In this presentation, we discuss an innovative solution to this problem based on the capture and implementation of workflow metamodels – introducing Context System Design Management (SDM).

Presenter: Josh McBee, Technical Marketing Engineer, Mentor Graphics
  • Moving Beyond Complex Modeling Languages: A More Intuitive Approach to Automotive System Modeling
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Modern automotive systems are a sophisticated blend of electronics, sensors, and actuators -- a blend that challenges even the most capable design team. It is no secret that modeling and simulation, though once an option, is now required in every system design flow. In the modeling and simulation process, device modeling is often the bottleneck. While vendor-supplied models for many electronic components are readily available on the Internet, the same cannot be said for non-electronic devices. Go beyond the semiconductor segment in your model search, and the number of vendor models drops significantly. Without a vendor-supplied model, design teams frequently use complex modeling languages to create their own device models. There is, however, an alternate, graphics-based modeling method that is very intuitive, applies across technologies and levels of model abstraction, and leads to accurate device models in a fraction of the time needed to develop a language-based model. This session introduces this graphics-based modeling methodology and illustrates the technique with several examples created in the SystemVision modeling and simulation environment.

Presenter: Mike Jensen, Mentor Graphics