Toward A Software-Defined Hardware World


Software-defined hardware may be the ultimate Shift Left approach as chip design grows closer to true co-design than ever with potential capacity baked into the hardware, and greater functionality delivered over the air or via a software update. This marks another advance in the quest for lower power, one that’s so revolutionary that it’s upending traditional ideas about model-based systems... » read more

Shifting Left Using Model-Based Engineering


As heterogenous integration increases design complexity and forces engineers out of long-standing silos, model-based systems engineering (MBSE) is becoming essential for improving quality and reducing failures in the field. While it may seem like a new buzzword, MBSE's principles date back to the 1990s. In essence, it's a process of building models that enable early decisions, which pays off... » read more

Automotive E/E Architectures with Safety Related Availability (SaRa) Requirements For Highly Autonomous Driving


A technical paper titled "Multi-objective optimization for safety-related available E/E architectures scoping highly automated driving vehicles" was written by researchers at Robert Bosch GmBbH and University of Luxembourg. Abstract: "Megatrends such as Highly Automated Driving (HAD) (SAE ≥ Level-3), electrification, and connectivity are reshaping the automotive industry. Together with th... » read more

Turning MBSE Inside-Out For An RF EDA Shift Left


Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) focuses on creating and exploiting domain models in a digital modeling language. RF system designers trying to use generic MBSE tools soon run into a problem: developing behavioral models. Without high-fidelity models, simulations miss real-world results, and a digital twin won’t be worth the effort. What’s helping RF teams get engineering tasks done i... » read more

New Design Approaches For Automotive


The push toward increasing autonomy in automotive is driving new approaches in electronics development. Instead of designing individual components, the focus now is on modeling in context. The ultimate goal is to create an executable specification based on industry-accepted standards, with enough flexibility to be able to customize that spec for different customers. This is a difficult engin... » read more

Using Model-Based Systems Engineering To Design Complex Systems


By Anthony Dawson and Jane Trenaman The benefits of using simulation early and often in the product development process are clear. You can verify requirements and begin studying and exploring design alternatives before prototyping and investing time in designs that ultimately won’t meet requirements. What may not be clear is how to integrate all the simulation tools that different engineer... » read more

Digital Twins Deciphered


Ever since Siemens acquired Mentor Graphics in 2016, a new phrase has become more common in the semiconductor industry – the digital twin. Exactly what that is, and what impact it will have on the semiconductor industry, is less clear. In fact, many in the industry are scratching their heads over the term. The initial reaction is that the industry has been creating what are now termed digi... » read more