A HIL Methodology For The SoC Development Flow

A technical paper titled “Virtual-Peripheral-in-the-Loop : A Hardware-in-the-Loop Strategy to Bridge the VP/RTL Design-Gap” was published by researchers at University of Bremen and German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Abstract: "Virtual Prototypes act as an executable specification model, offering a unified behavior reference model for SW and HW engineers. However, b... » read more

A RISC-V On-Chip Parallel Power Controller for HPC (ETH Zurich, U. of Bologna)

A new technical paper titled "ControlPULP: A RISC-V On-Chip Parallel Power Controller for Many-Core HPC Processors with FPGA-Based Hardware-In-The-Loop Power and Thermal Emulation" was published (preprint) by researchers at ETH Zurich and University of Bologna. Abstract (partial) "High-Performance Computing (HPC) processors are nowadays integrated Cyber-Physical Systems demanding complex an... » read more

Building Better Cars Faster

Carmakers are accelerating their chip and electronic design schedules to remain competitive in an increasingly fast-changing market, but they are encountering gaps in the tooling, the supply chain, and in the methodologies they use to create those cars. While it's easy to envision how CAD software could be used to create the next new vehicle’s 3-D look, and how simulation software helps de... » read more

Overview of Hardware-In-The-Loop (HIL) Simulations

This technical paper titled "Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulations: A Historical Overview of Engineering Challenges" was published by researchers at University of Maribor, Slovenia. Abstract: "The design of modern industrial products is further improved through the hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation. Realistic simulation is enabled by the closed loop between the hardware under test (HUT) and ... » read more

Hardware-in-the-Loop-Based Real-Time Fault Injection Framework for Dynamic Behavior Analysis of Automotive Software Systems

New academic paper from Institute for Software and Systems Engineering, Technische Universität Clausthal, Germany. Abstract "A well-known challenge in the development of safety-critical systems in vehicles today is that reliability and safety assessment should be rigorously addressed and monitored. As a matter of fact, most safety problems caused by system failures can lead to serious ha... » read more

HDL Simulation Acceleration Solution For Microchip FPGA Designs

Mission-critical FPGA designs for space and radar applications continue to increase in complexity, such that they require a comprehensive and robust verification environment. There are hardware-in-the-loop solutions in the market that utilize FPGA boards, but when it comes to establishing functional coverage and debugging the custom logic, users would typically need to go back to HDL simulation... » read more

TATA Motors Builds HIL Test System For Hybrid Vehicle Simulation Using NI Tools

The Challenge: Developing a scalable, flexible, and universal hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) platform to validate the integration of multiple electronic control units (ECUs) for a parallel hybrid vehicle. The Solution: Using the scalability of the PXI platform and the out-of-the-box functionality of NI VeriStand software to build a test system that could test six interconnected vehicle ECUs toge... » read more

Plans Vs. Planning

The end of the year is a good time to look back at what’s happened over the past year, and look ahead to what might happen in the coming one. Two quotes that help my thought process when thinking about the might be coming, “Change is the law of life.” from Kennedy, and “Plans are nothing, but planning is indispensable” from Eisenhower. From my perspective, 2013 has been a good year... » read more