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Synopsys to deliver virtualiser development kit for automotive microcontroller

03 Jul 2019

Synopsys announced the expansion of the automotive Centre of Excellence collaboration with Infineon to speed development of automotive electronic systems and deliver Synopsys Virtualizer Development Kits (VDKs) for Infineon's third generation AURIX microcontroller family.

Synopsys VDKs for Infineon AURIX microcontrollers enable Infineon's tier 1 and OEM customers to develop software and perform regression testing and fault injection up to 18 months before silicon availability.

"Next-generation automotive electronic systems will require more powerful microcontrollers to support increasing software content and optimized control algorithms," said Infineon senior director Thomas Schneid.

"Expanding our successful Centre of Excellence collaboration with Synopsys will enable more automotive customers to leverage the unique benefits of Synopsys' virtual prototyping solutions and expertise earlier."

AURIX is Infineon's family of microcontrollers serving the needs of automotive and industrial customers' applications in terms of performance and safety. Its innovative multi-core architecture has been designed to meet the highest safety standards while increasing the performance at the same time.

Synopsys and Infineon have been collaborating since the first Infineon AURIX TC2x family, enabling software development to start up to 18 months before silicon is available and moving testing from a physical to a virtual environment.

Synopsys VDKs for Infineon's AURIX TC3x family have been deployed successfully at multiple tier 1 and OEM companies worldwide for early software development and to accelerate system testing, fault, and coverage, as well as regression testing.

The collaboration between Synopsys and Infineon has established the only solution in the market combining speed, accuracy, and vendor-verified models. Synopsys VDKs for AURIX TC4x series will leverage years of expertise, complemented by Synopsys models, including models of Synopsys DesignWare IP models.

"Synopsys and Infineon have collaborated for many years to deliver and deploy proven Virtualizer Development Kits for the Infineon AURIX Family," said Synopsys VP Eshel Haritan.

"Expanding our collaboration to deliver a VDK for AURIX 3G will build on this experience and ensure our joint automotive customers can start their software development earlier with a fast, accurate, and high-quality verified solution earlier.

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