Siemens and Arm partner to develop and validate automotive safety systems

To help automotive designers develop and validate electronic systems, Siemens has paired its PAVE360 software with Arm’s automotive IP in a partnership that will bring IP, methodologies, processes and tools together to help automakers, integrators and suppliers collaborate, design and bring to market their next-generation platforms much faster, says Siemens.

Bringing together IC methodologies, processes and tools will help the automotive supply chain solve design and verification challenges, by validating differentiated safety enabled systems, ICs and software solutions in the context of the entire vehicle the company added.

Siemens’ PAVE360 is part of Siemens Digital Industries Software’s Xcelerator portfolio. This partnership was formed to address the increasingly complexity in developing platforms to realise active-safety, advanced driver assistance, in-vehicle infotainment, digital cockpits, vehicle-to-vehicle/vehicle-to-infrastructure and self-driving vehicles. Advances in computing and sensor technology are enabling companies to redefine mobility beginning with the ICs and software within automotive electronics systems.

Siemens’ PAVE360 digital twin environment, featuring Arm IP, applies high-fidelity modelling techniques from sensors and ICs to vehicle dynamics and the environment within which a vehicle operates. Using Arm IP, including Arm Automotive Enhanced (AE) products with functional safety support, digital twin models can run entire software stacks providing early metrics of power and performance while operating in the context of a high-fidelity model of the vehicle and its environment.

Using PAVE360 with Arm automotive IP allows automakers and suppliers to simulate and verify sub-system and system on chip (SoC) designs and understand how they perform within a vehicle design from the silicon level up, before the vehicle is built. By rethinking IC design, manufacturers can consolidate electronic control units (ECUs), saving thousands of dollars per vehicle through reduced the number of circuit boards and lengths of wire within the vehicle design, says Siemens. These savings also reduce vehicle weight which can promote longer range electric vehicles (EVs).

Siemens‘ PAVE360 platform will be demonstrated in the Siemens Mobility booth at CES in Las Vegas (7 to 10 January 2020).

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