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Synopsys Extends Automotive Ecosystem


Virtualizer development kit for Silicon mobility OLEA solutions enables early software development and quality improvement for automotive tier 1 and OEMs

Synopsys and Silicon Mobility today announced availability of Synopsys Virtualiser Development Kit (VDK) for the Silicon Mobility OLEA Solution. Silicon Mobility OLEA solution is the industry's first automotive semiconductor solution with programmable logic designed for powertrain hybridisation and electric vehicle control systems. The new VDK for OLEA T222, available as part of Silicon Mobility OLEA COMPOSER, enables early software development, integration and test for increased productivity, higher reliability and reduced cost for the development of automotive electric motor control, powertrain, transmission and chassis systems.

"OLEA T222 customers developing hybrid powertrains and electric vehicle controls need to accelerate software development, integration and test given the increased software content in these systems," said Bruno Paucard, CEO of Silicon Mobility. "Our joint VDK solution with Synopsys, the leader in virtual prototyping, nicely complements OLEA COMPOSER, enabling our customers to quickly and efficiently deploy a virtual Hardware-in-the-Loop environment to start their development earlier and accelerate integration and test, resulting in higher quality."

OLEA T222 is a unique solution combining the hardware flexibility of AMEC FLU embedded programmable logic with software flexibility of the ARM Cortex-R5F CPU into a single automotive-qualified semiconductor. The new Synopsys VDK solution is available as part of OLEA COMPOSER, the newly announced development and calibration framework taking full advantage of OLEA technologies.

Synopsys VDKs include software development tools and integrate third-party tools to support automotive flows for software development, virtual Hardware-in-the-Loop based integration, and fault and coverage testing in support of ISO 26262. This complete virtual development environment can easily be deployed in a regression environment, resulting in higher software quality, better product reliability and reduced development costs.

"With OLEA, Silicon Mobility is bringing a new and innovative solution to the automotive market," said Eshel Haritan, vice president, virtual prototyping R&D in the Synopsys Verification Group. "Synopsys' collaboration with Silicon Mobility to provide a Virtualiser Development Kit for OLEA T222 enables our mutual customers to accelerate their development and face electro-mobility design challenges by delivering better quality automotive software, faster."

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