Global Sources
EE Times-India
Stay in touch with EE Times India
EE Times-India > Embedded

Mentor Graphics acquires XS Embedded

Posted: 10 Jul 2014     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:XSe  ADAS  SOP 

Mentor Graphics Corporation completed the buyout of XS Embedded GmbH (XSe), a technology leader in the creation of automotive system architectures and hardware reference platforms.

XSe has more than 10 years of direct experience in the automotive electronics design industry across 20 automotive programmes that combine hardware and software expertise. XSe brings a pioneering approach to accelerate system design and verification by providing automotive-grade hardware and software to reduce the time to SOP. Mentor is now well positioned to address the cross-functional collaboration needs required to address the trends towards integration of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), driver information, and infotainment domains.

Modern automotive systems push the technology envelope with feature-rich embedded systems that combine high-quality graphics, domain-specific audio, multimedia, mobile device integration and connectivity. The design challenges are tremendous with millions of lines of code per vehicle, cross-domain function consolidation, mixed safety criticality, security, and the use of heterogeneous multi-core SOCs. These challenges are exacerbated by extraordinary cost pressures and a traditional development lifecycle for systems that is measured in years while automotive consumer expectations require the latest in technology to be ever present.

"XS Embedded is recognised for its deep automotive domain expertise and unique IP including the AXSB automotive-ready reference board and software modules," stated Glenn Perry, Mentor Graphics Embedded System Division general manager. "The hardware design and architecture expertise of XS Embedded combined with Mentor's extensive automotive technology suite, including Android, Linux, AUTOSAR, Security, and Hypervisor solutions, provides greater flexibility while also reducing the time to SOP."

XS Embedded

XSe has pioneered a new approach that provides Tier 1 suppliers with reference platforms that approach A-sample quality. By taking advantage of this unique automotive-ready reference platform, Tier 1 suppliers cannot only drastically reduce time to SOP but also improve architectural optimisation, the partitioning of software, and ultimately reduce design costs. XSe achieves this by partnering with key semiconductor vendors to supply truly automotive-grade hardware, such as XS AXSB based on the Texas Instruments Jacinto 6 platform, and integrating optimised IP including the XS OPTstack software, a flexible software stack designed to be quickly ported and optimised to underlying hardware.

Comment on "Mentor Graphics acquires XS Embedded"
*  You can enter [0] more charecters.
*Verify code:


Visit Asia Webinars to learn about the latest in technology and get practical design tips.


Go to top             Connect on Facebook      Follow us on Twitter      Follow us on Orkut

Back to Top