Going forward, innovation cycles for automotive systems will be shorter and shorter and sub-systems are more and more networked (e.g. driver assistant systems). While development times and costs must be decreased, new technologies like optical wires and new applications like X-by-Wire systems contribute to new relevant effects and interactions in cars and increase overall system complexity.
Within CISC Semiconductor’s business unit “Automotive” system integration by simulation is the major activity facing important challenges in the development of automotive systems. We support our customers with new design and verification methodologies like “executable specification”, “virtual prototyping”, or HW/SW co-simulation to achieve all described development requirements by simulation and formal verification. Customer specific modelling of microelectronic systems and/or a CISC standard library of automotive components done with hardware description languages like VHDL(-AMS), Verilog(-AMS), SystemC and MAST are part of our work. Being involved in joint R&D activities with all major European car manufactures and its suppliers in the area of microelectronic systems, CISC Semiconductor is driving new activities to handle the increased system complexity by their simulation based system design methodology and wide spread system know-how.