Grenoble, France -- February 7, 2011 -- In the automotive development process, virtual prototyping through multi-domain simulation has become essential in order to perform advanced verification to reduce the risks when prototyping (bug detection, corner analysis, reliability, yield…) and consequently to reduce development cost and time-to-market.
Dolphin Integration are providing EDA solutions and libraries of engineering models to easily get over the challenge of modeling and simulating systems across the domains of electronics and mechanics, etc.
Dolphin’s simulator SMASH has supported for many years now the VDA Library, an open source library of VHDL-AMS models provided by the FAT-AK30 workgroup. This library targets the automotive industry's need of easy communication and model exchange between car manufacturers and their suppliers. More than 290 models run directly in SMASH with no modifications! In order to increase the ease of use of these models in schematics, Dolphin provide symbols for graphic edition in the pending release of their schematic editor SLED which is bundled with SMASH as SLASH.
Dolphin also provide their own library of fundamental effects for gear and motor modeling called EMBLEM Drive. Designers can easily model multi-physics systems mixing electronics and mechanics in order to analyze the behavior of a complete sub-system in a single multi-domain simulation. Information is detailed on their presentation sheet.
SMASH is also renowned in the top tier of VHDL-AMS simulators on the market. It offers the best VHDL-AMS coverage, a really competitive runtime and advanced features such as algorithms and tolerances to ease modeling and debug.
For more information on SLED and SMASH, read the brochure and visit our website at http://www.dolphin.fr/medal/medal_tryandbuy.html to try our Discovery options.
About Dolphin Integration
Dolphin Integration is up to their charter as the most adaptive and lasting creator in the Microelectronics Design Industry to "enable mixed signal Systems-on-Chip". It stars a quality management stimulating reactivity for innovation as well as independence and partnerships with Foundries. Their current mission is to supply worldwide customers with fault-free, high-yield and reliable sets of CMOS Virtual Components. The strategy is to follow product launches with evolutions addressing future needs, emphasizing resilience to noise and drastic reductions of power-consumption at SoC level, thanks to their own EDA solutions enabling Integration Hardware Modeling (IHM) and Application Hardware Modeling (AHM) as well as early Power and Noise assessment, plus engineering assistance for Risk Control. For more information about Dolphin, visit: www.dolphin.fr/eda