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Automotive Networking

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.

Mentor Graphics is a premium member of AUTOSAR, the standards organization working to create an open standard for automotive engineering architecture. Learn More about AUTOSAR


Volcano Network Architect (VNA)

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.

Volcano Target Package (VTP) for CAN & LIN

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.

Volcano Bootloader (BL)

The Volcano Bootloader is a standalone program that enables downloadable software updates through a CAN connection.