By aligning with the growth electrical vehicle (EV) investment, Mentor Automotive is demonstrating a commitment to the EV space through frontloading simulation and non-destructive testing solutions supporting system efficiency and design predictability. Whether through power electronics design, verification and validation, vehicle thermal management, battery, motor and electronics cooling, and system trade-offs to maximize electric drive range, Mentor is helping solve major engineering challenges to the complete product life cycle management for EVs.
From full sensor processing and control to delivering up to Level 5 autonomous drive functions through a single protected interface, Mentor Automotive offers DRS360™, a ground-breaking autonomous driving solution for auto OEMs and autonomous drive (AD) developers. An architecture built around centralized FPGA-based processing and machine learning reduces computation and integration complexity while boosting power efficiency, fusing raw unfiltered data from radar, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), vision and other sensors in real-time. The platform is designed to deliver the low-latency, high-accuracy sensing required for a scalable, single platform, enabling driver assist Levels 2-3, and up to Level 5 autonomous vehicles capable of navigating with no driver input. The result is an AD system delivering the most complete and accurate view of a vehicle’s surroundings in all driving conditions.
Electronic and electric architectures define the embedded intelligence and connectivity inside today's cars. Mentor Automotive helps improve vehicle E/E architectures, including the electrical wiring that is an automobile's central nervous system. Mentor offers a complete design flow with the Capital tool suite that delivers optimized electrical system implementation, reducing overall vehicle weight and cost.
Truly intelligent automobiles connect the car, driver and the external world. Enmeshed in data, these autos rely on the seamless flow of information throughout systems capable of communicating reliably and securely. With hardware & embedded software including Linux, AUTOSAR, audio and video, and integrating over-the-air ECU updates and V2X communication, Mentor Automotive supports a new generation of connectivity.
ISO 26262 is a standard for functional safety of E/E components in road vehicles up to 3500 kg. Mentor Automotive has long offered design tools and embedded software products that help automakers, Tier 1 suppliers and semiconductor companies develop safety-critical systems that conform to the safety standard ISO 26262. Mentor has an industry-leading functional safety program, Mentor Safe, with one overarching goal — enabling design for ISO 26262. Mentor Safe includes our entire portfolio of tools and products suitable for use in ISO 26262 SoC, hardware, software and system design.