Accelerate Development of Powertrain ECUs with Virtual Hardware

Available On Demand Until June 21, 2017

Automotive powertrain ECUs are increasingly reliant on complex MCUs/SoCs with multicore architectures, complex programmable timers, such as Generic Timer Module (GTM) and communication protocols that integrate CAN-FD, FlexRay, and Ethernet. Beyond the hardware components, there is also greater reliance on embedded software to achieve the required fuel efficiency/emission standards and the need to satisfy safety standards, such as ISO 26262.

The combination of complex hardware and software requires developers to face increasing architecture design, software development, and testing challenges. This 60-minute Webinar will provide an overview of virtual hardware ECUs and how to integrate them into the automotive system development process to manage these challenges.

The Webinar will also highlight how the use of virtual hardware ECUs makes it easier for the automotive supply chain to collaborate about the architecture design, accelerate hardware/software integration, and expand testing throughput and automation. Experiences from leading Tier 1 and OEM companies will be shared.

Learning objectives:
  • Highlight trends in powertrain system software development from the hardware, software, system, and process perspective
  • Provide an introduction to the concept of virtual hardware ECUs
  • Explain the complexities of MCUs/SoCs and how they are impacting software development and test
  • Discuss deployment use cases including architecture design, HW/SW integration, and system software testing, along with specific industry experiences
Who should attend:
  • Engineering managers involved in the development of ECUs for control applications such as powertrain, chassis, and braking
  • Software developers for automotive ECUs
  • Software and system test teams for automotive ECUs
  • ECU hardware development teams focused on MCU performance definition and evaluation
  • Semiconductor marketing and engineering teams engaged in the definition, marketing, and deployment of automotive control MCUs
An audience Q&A will follow the technical presentation.

Marc Serughetti, Director of Business Development, Synopsys

Marc Serughetti is Director of Business Development and drives the development of prototyping technologies and deployment in vertical markets including automotive. He has more than 20 years’ experience in prototyping and embedded software development technologies from having led product marketing teams at Integrated Systems, Wind River, and CoWare, where he led new product development and market introduction of safety critical and secure operating systems and virtual prototyping tools for software development. His experience spans simulation technologies, compilers, IDE, debugging and analysis tools, embedded run-time software (operating systems, middleware, and applications) and vertical market deployment including automotive, industrial, aerospace/defense, consumer, and networking.


Lisa Arrigo, SAE International

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