Significant problems can arise when incorporating automotive network systems, including ECU subsystems for functions such as body electronics and power train, into the overall vehicle design.
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.
Volcano provides a top-down, deterministic network design and verification process that allows auto engineers to anticipate networking requirements and execute designs that are based on known signal processing needs.
The Volcano Network Architect is Mentor Graphic's design and analysis tool for CAN and LIN communication systems. VNA provides design, analysis and administrative functions and supports designing systems with legacy electronic control units (ECUs) with fixed messaging.
The Volcano Target Package is embedded communication software used for automotive design. It offers maximum flexibility and ease-of-use for application programmers. VTP consists of a configuration tool and the software modules necessary to provide CAN and LIN communication for your application.
The Volcano Bootloader is a standalone program that enables downloadable software updates through a CAN connection.
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Model Driven Architecture (MDA) provides effective, practical reuse of target-independent application models.
Networking and data communication solutions for Automotive networking systems.
AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) is an open and standardized automotive software architecture, jointly developed by automobile manufacturers, suppliers and tool developers.
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A virtual lab for creating and analyzing analog, digital, and mixed-signal systems.
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