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Connected Engineering™ for the Automotive Industry

Mentor Graphics accelerates the system design of vehicles by providing hardware and wire-harness design tools and automotive-grade hardware and software architecture solutions.

Connected Engineering

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Automotive EE Design and Engineering Solutions. Combined with design services from Mentor Graphics, the automotive industry can meet emerging trends and needs including the integration of ADAS, driver information and infotainment domains, the roll-out of 48V electrical systems, the adoption GENIVI, AUTOSAR and ISO26262 based safety standards, Ethernet in the vehicle, and LED lighting. All this growing electrical complexity is introducing more challenges to manage the electrical distribution system particularly in the areas of design, engineering and service - areas where Mentor also has leading industry solutions.

Mentor Tools

Electrical Platform Engineering

Leading software suite for the electrical system and wire harness domain covering the entire process from design to manufacture and service.

ECU Design and Network Optimization

Design tools for AUTOSAR-based vehicle network design, allowing top-down design, component re-use, and digital contracts between OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers.

Embedded Software Design

Innovative embedded software solutions from Mentor Graphics incorporate the best of open source software and commercial solutions, with Linux®, Android, and Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) solutions, middleware, and applications.

Instrument Cluster

Mentor Graphics delivers a broad solution that helps OEMs and tier one automotive suppliers build and test complex, graphically rich automotive instrument clusters for next generation vehicle systems.

In-vehicle Infotainment (IVI)

Effectively produce Linux and Android based In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems. Deliver differentiated automotive infotainment systems with the GENIVI compliant Automotive Technology Platform (ATP).

Reference Hardware Platforms

Rapidly prototype and design systems with Automotive-Ready reference boards that include options for connectivity and offer production-ready Linux® software and board support package.

PCB (Hardware) Design

Xpedition™ Enterprise from Mentor Graphics is the industry’s most innovative PCB design flow - offering an integrated flow for the global enterprise, from system design definition to manufacturing execution.

Thermal Analysis

FloTHERM®, FloEFD™ and Flowmaster—Mentor’s leading software suite for fluid flow, thermal 1D and 3D component, and system simulation.

System Design Management

Context™ products from Mentor Graphics enable teams to manage the relationships among all facets of system design by using open inter-tool communication technology and linked-data coordination.

Multi-Discipline Simulation

SystemVision provides automotive companies a development environment to design, integrate, verify, and optimize their multi-discipline designs, consisting of digital, analog, and mixed-signal electrical hardware, software, sensors, actuators, and the mechanical plant.

Automotive Networking

The Volcano suite of vehicle networking and data communications solutions can help you manage the large number of possible combinations of signal interactions brought about by the increasing number of ECUs and subsystems in today’s complex vehicle designs.