Virtual prototyping software is tailored to accelerate EV development

An integrated electric vehicle (EV) virtual prototyping tool from Synopsys is a multi-discipline solution which enables earlier, more productive and scalable development. The company adds that it operates across power electronics to software development and test.

Virtual prototyping enables development teams to start earlier, be more productive and rapidly scale verification and validation of electric vehicle (EV) electronic systems, explains Synopsys.

The prototyping tool supports a broad set of development tasks from control systems, firmware and application development to functional safety, system integration and calibration.

Claimed to be the industry’s most comprehensive virtual prototyping for the development of EV electronics hardware and software. The integrated solution leverages Synopsys’ virtual prototyping technologies, including Virtualizer, Silver, TestWeaver and SaberRD, enhanced for the specific needs of EV system development. From power electronics through software development and test, the multi-discipline integrated software enables earlier and more productive development, and rapid scaling of test activities by removing the dependency on a physical hardware set up, explains Synopsys.

As the global EV market continues to grow, and users pay closer attention to efficiency, defined by the travelling range at a given speed and Watt hours consumption as a key metric. Automotive companies are focusing on electronics hardware and software to enable a more intelligent solution using fewer electromechanical parts to improve efficiency. Developers are faced with hardware design, software development and system testing challenges, such as early design space exploration, electrical component selection, expensive prototypes, model availability, complex software development and integration, functional safety testing and large-scale high bandwidth secure multi-protocol verification.

Synopsys’ integrated multi-discipline solution has been enhanced to support EV design with EV model libraries for power electronic, microcontrollers and AutoSar components, multi-level fast simulation from abstract to high fidelity for detailed analysis, debug, analysis and test functionality to support functional safety, hardware/software debug, variation analysis, coverage analysis and calibration design tasks. There are also application programming interfaces (APIs)
for integration into additional automotive flows and tools. This includes support for the functional mockup interface (FMI).

The EV virtual prototyping solution is available now.

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