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Mentor Graphics has further expanded its Mentor Safe functional safety assurance program with the addition of ReqTracer, an industry-standard line of software tools for requirements management and tracking. Achieving the highest possible tool confidence level as a standalone tool, ReqTracer is now qualified for use in safety-critical ISO 26262 designs and verification flows at all criticality levels up to and including ASIL D.
Mentor Graphics announced the Veloce Strato emulation platform. The Veloce Strato platform is Mentor’s third generation data-centre friendly emulation platform, and the only emulation platform on the market with full scalability across both software and hardware. As part of the announcement, Mentor is launching the Veloce StratoM high-capacity emulator and Veloce Strato OS enterprise-level operating system.
Mentor Graphics Corporation has announced that its Tessent DefectSim product was awarded 2016 Product of the Year by Electronic Products magazine. This award is presented for a product launched in 2016 that represents innovative design and advancement in technology, as determined by the editors of the publication.
According to a study jointly carried out by Mentor Graphics and Wilson Research Group in 2014, at least one percent of bugs escape to silicon level, and that underscores the critical importance of post-silicon validation. Moreover, there simply aren’t enough verification cycles to find bugs that pass the pre-silicon phase.
Mentor Graphics announced that TSMC has extended its collaboration with Mentor Graphics on the Xpedition Enterprise platform in conjunction with the Calibre platform for the design and verification of TSMC’s InFO (Integrated Fan-Out) packaging technology for multi-chip and chip-DRAM integration applications. Mentor developed new Xpedition functionality specifically to support InFO and enable the IC package designer to complete design tasks to TSMC specification.
Mentor Graphics announced that it has joined GLOBALFOUNDRIES' FDXcelerator Partner Program. FDXcelerator program partners support customers of GLOBALFOUNDRIES FDX™ technologies by providing a variety of design solutions, including approved design methodology, IP development expertise, hardware/software system integration expertise, and other critical software, services, and support.
A version of Mentor Graphics Corporation's frontloading Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) FloEFD product targeting complex design challenges has been announced. Frontloading CFD refers to the practice of moving CFD simulation early into the design process, enabling design engineers to examine and evaluate design options, resulting in optimised product performance and reliability.
The ability to measure the defect coverage of any test applied to an analogue or mixed-signal circuit is now achievable with Mentor Graphics’ Tessent DefectSim product. It improves the quality and reliability of analogue and mixed-signal circuits through the selection of more effective tests and reduces the cost of test by showing which tests do not increase coverage.
Everything you see in modern electronics is a system and these are often part of a system of systems. However, as technology has advanced these systems have become increasingly complex – leading to integration issues between different systems. Electronic Specifier Editor Joe Bush talks to David Wiens, Xpedition Product Manager, Board Systems Division, Mentor Graphics, about these problems and how the company’s Xpedition offering can provide a solution.
The integration of the Questa Verification Solution from Mentor Graphics Corporation with the Jenkins Continuous Integration and Source Code Management (CI/SCM) ecosystem has been announced. As a result, Mentor Graphics Questa users are now able to manage and control regressions running Questa Formal and Questa Simulation tools from within the Jenkins dashboard.
The qualified Calibre PERC reliability rule decks from United Microelectronics (UMC) for their 28nm technology are now available it has been announced by Mentor Graphics. Customers of UMC can now extend their use of Mentor-based flows to incorporate advanced electrical reliability analysis that evaluates a variety of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection features.
To predict the future of the semiconductor market, Mentor Graphics has utilised the Gompertz Curve, a mathematical model, to better understand product demand, after a history of highly inaccurate forecasts produced by outside sources, which not only disrupts market understanding and planning, but also is a serious problem for investors.
Mentor Graphics, Northwest Logic and Krivi Semiconductor announced the availability of a complete DDR4 SDRAM IP design and verification solution that enables ASIC and FPGA design teams to quickly design and verify DDR4 memory subsystems in the Mentor Graphics IP Partnership Program. Together, Mentor Graphics, Northwest Logic, and Krivi Semiconductor enable customers to reduce time-to-market by a factor of 2X by integrating complementary design and verification IP into a single flow.
Mentor Graphics announced it has joined the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) program and the General Motors and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored EcoCAR 3 program. The move is part of Mentor Automotive’s ongoing effort to accelerate productivity of automotive engineering R&D efforts, from OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to many of the world’s leading automotive engineering universities.
Mentor Graphics Corporation has announced that Siemens Building Technologies has deployed Mentor’s SystemVision product to Siemens PCB (Printed Circuit Board) design teams around the world, providing an upfront, mechatronic simulation environment and a qualified, central library for the Mentor Graphics Xpedition Enterprise PCB design flow.
Further enhancements and optimisations for various products within the Calibre Platform was announced by Mentor Graphics Corp, and AFS (Analogue FastSPICE) Platform, as well as the completion of further certifications and reference flows for TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation) 16FFC FinFET and 7nm FinFET processes.
Mentor Graphics announced that the Veloce emulation platform was successfully used by Starblaze Technology for a specialised high-speed, enterprise-based SSD storage design. Starblaze performed a detailed and lengthy analysis of the available solutions in the emulation market. The Veloce emulation platform was selected and deployed because of its superior virtualisation technology and memory protocol support, rich software debug capabilities and proven track record delivering innovative emulation technology.
The first phase of the Xpedition PCB flow to address the increasing complexity of today’s advanced systems designs has been announced by Mentor Graphics Corporation. The increasing densities of electronics products are forcing companies to develop highly compact system designs with more functionality, and at lower costs.
An Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) company based in Mysore, India, Kaynes Technology has selected Mentor Graphics to provide a complete design-to-manufacturing solution comprising Mentor Graphics Xpedition Enterprise, HyperLynx, Valor Process Preparation, Valor NPI and Valor Parts Library products.