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Electrical Design Techniques for Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Design



Electric and hybrid vehicles pose particular design challenges beyond those of conventionally powered vehicles. The electrical / electronic content is substantially higher and is more important in the overall cost picture. Novel electrical architectures with no previous industrial track record bring new risks and demand thorough evaluation in a virtual testing environment before release to the market.

Join Mentor Graphics for this session to learn how companies are improving their electrical vehicle design process by optimization of physical layout, modeling of battery charge / discharge, identification of safety issues and reduction of electromagnetic effects.

What You Will Learn

  • How electrical designs can be analyzed for cable and component sizing using drive cycle simulation
  • How electrical designs can be validated using failure modes effects analysis to eliminate the danger of hidden design errors
  • How EMI effects can be minimized using automated cable routing
  • How component layout can be optimized for cost and weight distribution

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Phil Davies

Phil Davies, is a Product Manager at Mentor Graphics Integrated Electrical Systems Division (IESD). He worked for 11 years with BAR and Honda F1 Racing Teams where he was Electronics Design Manager and has 15 years experience in the application of electronics and electrical systems. His experience includes a wide range of MCAD and ECAD tools including the use and deployment of CATIA V5 & Enovia, Siemens NX & Teamcentre, SAP and VeSys Classic.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineering management from OEMs and Systems Suppliers involved in electric and hybrid vehicle design
  • Electrical System and Component Engineers involved in electric and hybrid vehicle design

Electrical Design, Architecture and Documentation Web Seminar Series

Automate to cut time and cost of electrical design.

Technical Requirements

What do I need to watch and hear this web seminar?

Mentor Graphics’ web seminars are delivered using Adobe Connect. You will be able to login to the seminar room 15 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the presentation. You can hear the audio using your computer’s speakers via VoIP (Voice over IP) and background music will play prior to the beginning of the presentation.

Detailed system requirements

Microsoft® Windows

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3 or later
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor and 512MB of RAM

Mac OS X

  • Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3
  • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor and 512MB of RAM


  • Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3


  • Apple supported devices: iPad, iPad2, iPad3; iPhone 4 and 4 S, iPod touch (3rd generation minimum recommended)
  • Apple supported OS versions summary: iOS 4.3.x, 5.x, or 6.x (5.x or higher recommended)
  • Android supported devices: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1), ASUS Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab (7”) , Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xoom 2, Nexus 7
  • Android supported OS versions summary: 2.2 and higher
  • Android AIR Runtime required: 3.2 or higher

Additional requirements

  • Bandwidth: 512Kbps for participants, meeting attendees, and end users of Adobe Connect applications. Connection: DSL/cable (wired connection recommended) for Adobe Connect presenters, administrators, trainers, and event and meeting hosts.
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