ATO 2017: Driven by Necessity


In the aerospace and defense industry, reducing release cycles and preventing program delays have become increasingly difficult. In automotive, consumer demands are driving up test complexity and introducing new costs in areas like infotainment. In response, test managers must find affordable ways to incorporate RF testing for wireless signals and machine vision testing for assisted parking to ... » read more

Simplifying The Road To ISO 26262 Compliance


By Joseph Dailey and Robert Bates Since the release of ISO 26262 in November 2011, companies have had to figure out how to navigate the standard’s requirements throughout the development process of electrical and/or electronic systems for road vehicles. Recently new trends have emerged — software companies have started pre-qualifying both their software tools for use by their customers, ... » read more

Embedded Software Verification Issues Grow


Embedded software is becoming more critical in managing the power and performance of complex designs, but so far there is no consensus about the best way to approach it—and that's creating problems. Even with safety-critical standards such as DO-178C for aerospace and [gettech id="31076" comment="ISO 26262"] for automotive, different groups of tool providers approach software from differen... » read more

An Open Solution For Systems And Embedded Software Simulation


This paper describes a complete Systems and Embedded Software Validation & Verification workflow that uses SCADE for modeling and simulating the controller software and a combination of other modeling tools for plant simulation. It introduces the Scade language and the SCADE Suite toolset that includes a (certified) code generator for producing the controller software. It then describes how ... » read more

UI Development And Graphics Strategies For Today’s Embedded Devices: Performance Matters!


The importance of getting your interactive graphical user interface (UI) right for the end user is absolutely critical to the success of any project. By understanding the most common occurring issues, or issues cited as the most frustrating/degrading experiences in the UI experience, and by taking a holistic view of the system across layers (OS, middleware, application) with these specific UI a... » read more

Optimizing Emulator Utilization


The growing pressures of market schedules, design complexity and the ever-increasing amount of embedded software in today’s SoCs has put verification in the hot-seat. Now that new emulation tools can link hardware and software verification, SoC designers are turning to emulation more than ever before to debug embedded software. The standard method for debugging software with an emulator is wi... » read more

Qualified Code Generation Greatly Reduces Cost Of Safety-Critical Automotive Software


As automobile electronics become more prevalent and sophisticated, ensuring the reliability of the embedded software code within those systems becomes critical to the safety of passengers and pedestrians. The development of an ISO 26262 qualified code generator helps automotive OEMs and suppliers drastically reduce development costs while ensuring that their embedded software applications will ... » read more

Engineering The Internet Of Things


All around us connected devices are proliferating. New, innovative products are emerging almost daily, and familiar products are benefiting from newer, smarter functionality. These developments come with the promise of making us healthier and safer, as well as more efficient, innovative, competitive and profitable. The Internet of Things, or IoT, which holds great potential, also presents new c... » read more

Unexpected Security Holes


Security is emerging as one of the top challenges in semiconductor design across a variety of markets, with the number of security holes growing by orders of magnitude in sectors that have never dealt with these kinds of design constraints before. While security has been a topic of conversation for years in mobile phones and data centers, commercial and industrial equipment is being connecte... » read more

Where We Go From Here


It is hard to argue against the evidence that the dynamics of modern software in embedded systems are making it nearly impractical for traditional approaches of cycle based simulation or emulation to survive as they’ve been while truly meeting the needs of hardware/software design teams. While it is not a topic the EDA companies are completely comfortable addressing directly, the fact is t... » read more

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