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Tuesday, May 19

Tuesday, May 19

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  1 session

  • Registration, Breakfast & Solutions Expo
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9:00 AM - 9:10 AM  1 session

  • Welcome Address
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9:10 AM - 9:40 AM  1 session

  • Guest Keynote
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9:40 AM - 10:10 AM  1 session

  • Mentor Graphics Keynote
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10:10 AM - 10:30 AM  1 session

  • Industry Update: Electrical & Electronics 2015 Automotive Industry Trends & Observations
Presenter: Paul Hansen, Editor, The Hansen Report
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  1 session

  • Coffee Break & Solutions Expo
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11:00 AM - 12:10 PM  3 sessions

  • Panel: Automotive EE Design Challenges & Solutions
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  • Panel: The Rise of Smart Machines – Fact or Fiction?
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    PANEL In the 1997 movie Tomorrow Never Dies, James Bond used a mobile phone to control his BMW 750i. It was science fiction twenty years ago, but fast forward to the present where fiction is rapidly becoming a reality. Today’s mobile services are used to control many features in today’s cars, with the future leading to completely autonomous vehicles. But how fast are the types of technologies that will enable this move expected to reach maturity? What stands in the way of their progress? With industry giants like Google aggressively entering the transportation market, who takes the lead in developing future environments – the automotive OEM or the IT supplier? What standards are needed to drive future automotive electronics design? And, with all that data swirling around in the cloud, how will issues such as privacy and data security be addressed? This panel will discuss the issues surrounding the development of smart, safe, and connected cars.

Panelist: John Blyler, Founder and CEO, JB Systems Media and Technology
Panelist: Paul Mascarenas, President of FISITA and Director, ON Semiconductor
Moderator: Serge Leef, Vice President of System Level Engineering Division/General Manager New Ventures, Mentor Graphics
Panelist: Shay Benchorin, Director of Cloud Services Platforms, Mentor Graphics
Panelist: Sunil Chhaya, PhD, Senior Technical Leader, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
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  • Panel: EV/Hybrid EE Design
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11:35 AM - 12:10 PM  1 session

  • Enabling Choice for Future Automotive Software Deployments
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Automakers are moving from a traditional, single supplier model for in-vehicle software to a position of having more choice in the final software system. Many are ramping up their development staffs and are taking more control in piecing together their best-in-class solutions. GENIVI has evolved to enable that choice by providing open software components and subsystems, standard interfaces, flexible architecture and a reusable infotainment platform. These deliverables support the “pick and mix” approach that is increasingly used by major automakers world-wide. This talk with explore this market trend and how the GENIVI community is responding.

Presenter: Steve Crumb, Executive Director, GENIVI Alliance
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12:10 PM - 1:30 PM  1 session

  • Lunch & Solutions Expo
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM  2 sessions

  • Guest Presentation
Products: Volcano
Network Design Integration AUTOSAR & Ethernet
  • Convergence of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), In-Vehicle Infotainment, and Driver Information Systems
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    TECHNICAL SESSION ADAS, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), and Instrument Cluster systems will continue to see continued investment and growth. And while these areas contribute value on their own, cross-domain integration presents tremendous opportunity to deliver differentiated experiences. This session reviews advances in hardware, software, and development tools that help ensure that these systems can be designed and delivered in a cost effective manner.

Presenter: Rainer Oder, Mentor Graphics
Products: Embedded
IVI/ADAS/Embedded Software/GENIVI

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  2 sessions

  • Panel: Electical Systems Engineering & Service
Electrical Systems Engineering & Service
  • 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
Model Based Design

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM  3 sessions

  • Calculating the Cost of Complexity - Do the Math
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Number of options * numbers of configurations * number of suppliers = corporate exposure.
    Ensuring the original spec avoids supplier creep and communicating change in both directions. No more, 'build and forget' Need to record what was done and validate with new scenarios before claims come in.

Products: Capital
Electrical Systems Architecture & Design
  • Ethernet Backbone - Paving the Way towards Guaranteed Timing Behavior
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Designers have become quite familiar with setting up vehicle network communication systems for CAN, LIN and Flexray networks, but how will the timing performance be verified in an Ethernet network? Ethernet is increasingly being used in areas such as vehicle network backbones, AVB MultiMedia systems, and DOIP diagnostics where high-bandwidth and reliable performance are essential. Accurate ECU timing performance prediction is critical to meet the requirements of ISO26262 for different ASIL levels. This paper will look at network-wide timing analysis challenges, where a mixture of CAN, FlexRay and Ethernet based network busses will co-exist. The AUTOSAR standard supports timing definition for all elements in such a mixed-topology network, but accounting for many possible different timing paths in a real-life network is a non-trivial process. Typically tens of thousands of signals are involved and each one may pass through several network gateways. Design Automation is an essential part of the process, and the benefits of using worst-case timing analysis, and predicting bus-capacity, while taking into account performance of different networking standards such as Broad-R Reach will be considered. A real-life example based on a Freescale ECU evaluation board will be used to illustrate the paper, along with Mentor Graphic’s own network analysis tools.

Presenter: Andrew Patterson, Director of Business Development, Embedded Systems, Mentor Graphics
Products: Volcano
Network Design Integration AUTOSAR & Ethernet
  • Optimizing Form and Function of EV/ Hybrid Harnesses
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Packaging of electrical hardware to optimize space and handling creates physical, cost and reliability dilemmas. This session will demonstrate the approaches and results from a knowledge-based approach, plus virtual product modeling integration to save pounds in weight, money and recall costs.

Products: Capital
EV/Hybrid EE Design

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  1 session

  • Panel: IVI/ADAS/Embedded Software/GENIVI
IVI/ADAS/Embedded Software/GENIVI

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM  4 sessions

  • Decision Making in an EE World
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    TECHNICAL SESSION The EE aspects are impacting more departments, therefore the ability for wider access, without resorting to approximated data, is key to rapid and reliable decision making. In addition, viewing scenarios with a tool that understands the EE context allows rapid querying, filtering and focusing on key elements. This session will share the tools and advantages in sharing access to your wider teams.

Products: Capital
Electrical Systems Architecture & Design
  • Manage Complex Design Changes Across the Flow with Advanced Change Automation
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Constant design change is a key factor in electrical systems & wire harness engineering: unless executed properly change can result in large engineering and manufacturing costs, and potentially serious product liability exposure.

    This session tracks a typical cross domain design change. We show how the change itself can be visualized and life-cycled, data flows controlled, verification undertaken, cost impacts assessed, and updated documentation created. Complex subjects such as out-of-sequence changes and robust communication between OEMs and suppliers are covered.

Products: Capital
Electrical Systems Engineering & Service
  • AUTOSAR: Vehicle Network Timing Analysis
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Designing and implementing timing strategies for AUTOSAR-based vehicle networks has to take into account multiple network types, safety considerations relating to message delays, and the ability to test and predict performance of the entire network.  This session will look at the timing models of CAN and FlexRay vehicle networks, some of the design and analysis tools available to analyze and predict message transfer performance, and synthesize message frames.

Presenter: Tibor Kovacs, Mentor Graphics
Products: Volcano
Network Design Integration AUTOSAR & Ethernet
  • 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
Products: SystemVision
Model Based Design

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM  1 session

  • Coffee Break & Solutions Expo
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  4 sessions

  • Make System Definition, Integration and Hierachy an Integral Part of Your Flow
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Addressing the bigger picture of systems of systems with the same granularity as a standard Logic design changes the game for creating great vehicles with consistent EE behavior and offers significant cost and quality advances. This session will share our capability, adoption path and integration to deliver these benefits.

Products: Capital
Electrical Systems Architecture & Design
  • When Data Exchange Becomes Business Exchange
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    TECHNICAL SESSION The embracing of risk-sharing, full service and build to print business models that depend on the exchange of rich electronic definition has created a paradox for data transfer. The era of a data format needing to contain a complete product definition has been replaced with the need for a filtered view that protects IP from both the design and the manufacturing knowhow demands a new approach. This session aims to share the business and the technical advances that this conundrum has produced.

Products: Capital
Electrical Systems Engineering & Service
  • Using Active Noise Control to Improve Driving Experience and Safety
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Active Noise Control (ANC) can be used to cancel noise in the vehicle. By minimizing road and engine noise, driver fatigue is reduced and the quality of multi-media entertainment enhanced. The technology involved in sampling and reproducing audio into different zones of the vehicle will be covered, with demonstration examples featuring the Mentor XSe ANC solution.

Presenter: Markus Kissendorfer, Mentor Graphics
Products: Embedded
IVI/ADAS/Embedded Software/GENIVI
  • 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
Products: SystemVision
Model Based Design

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  1 session

  • Panel: Network Design, Integration and AUTOSAR
Network Design Integration AUTOSAR & Ethernet

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM  5 sessions

  • Integration of EE in PLM Infrastructure
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Integrating across systems and disciplines is the reality of most companies. The need to both preserve connection to legacy systems while leveraging best-in-class solutions is a constant challenge, as the different abstractions, data granularity and lifecycle demands make systems engineering and EE data uniquely complex. This session will show how practical and efficient integrations are possible today, highlight the value of using a standards-based approach to delivering a heterogeneous solution, and serve these needs with minimal disruption to current tools and flows.

Products: Capital
Electrical Systems Architecture & Design
  • Improve Quality and Manufacturing Flexibility with Workbooks
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    TECHNICAL SESSION With the increase in variation between harness builds, giving clear instructions to workcells and operators is fundamental to quality and rapid changeovers. This session will present the value of the Capital Workbooks product as part of harness production suite.

Products: Capital
Electrical Systems Engineering & Service
  • Managing Multi-Screen Video and Embedded Graphics in an Automotive Environment
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Hosting multiple high-resolution displays from single Multi-Core SoCs presents design challenges both for performance, and graphical image manipulation. Open source technologies such as Wayland and Weston come pre-integrated into GENIVI Linux, but implementing them in production systems is a complex design task. This study will look at use-cases for front and rear-screen displays, utilizing embedded GPUs (Graphics Processing Units), and embedded windows capable of serving up windows for smart displays, Android clients, Navigation and multi-media.

Presenter: Andrew Patterson, Director of Business Development, Embedded Systems, Mentor Graphics
Products: Embedded
IVI/ADAS/Embedded Software/GENIVI
  • Reliable Simulation for Advanced Motor Drive Systems using an FEA-based, High-Fidelity Motor Modeling Solution – JMAG-RT
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    TECHNICAL SESSION Motor drive systems for today’s HEV/EV advanced applications are extremely complex. Model-based development and the use of virtual simulation starting from the concept stage is mandatory in order to design the system correctly. However, highly accurate component models are needed to run reliable simulations. This presentation introduces JMAG-RT, a high-fidelity and highly accurate motor model development solution for system-level simulation, how it works and how it has been used. JMAG-RT creates advance motor models based on a Finite Element Analysis (FEA) using JMAG--FEA software for electromechanical design and a standard tool used in HEV/EV development. We conclude the presentation with a demonstration of JMAG-RT running with SystemVision.

Presenter: Dr. Takashi Yamada, Manager, Electromagnetic Engineering Department, JSOL Corporation
Products: SystemVision
EV/Hybrid EE Design
  • 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
Products: Context
Model Based Design

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM  1 session

  • VIP Cocktail Reception
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