Key Considerations for Powertrain HIL Test

Safety, availability, and cost considerations can make performing thorough tests of embedded control devices using the complete system impractical. Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation is a real-time test technique used to test these devices more efficiently. During HIL test, the physical system that interfaces to an embedded control device is simulated on real-time hardware, and the outputs of the simulator mimic the actual output of the physical system. The embedded controller “thinks” it is in a real system. HIL simulation meticulously tests embedded control devices in a virtual environment before proceeding to real-world tests of the complete system. This application note covers recommended best practices for powertrain HIL testing.

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Computational Acoustics Drives Innovative Design Solutions

COMSOL News 2017 Special Edition Acoustics will inspire your simulation work with examples from leading experts who showcase what went into the design process of innovative products that impact our day-to-day life. >From virtual product development to NVH performance, acoustic cloaking, and feedback reduction, this resource covers a vareity of technical areas within the acoustics industry to amplify your next design. Read now:

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Automating Coding Standards

Coding standards are proven to improve code quality, but without automation they are difficult to enforce and may be ignored by developers. Download this white paper to learn how to create a coding standard from existing resources and use a static analyzer to ensure it is followed by your developers.

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How to Choose the Right Coding Standard

Security vulnerabilities can put users at risk and damage companies’ reputations, and these risks increase as more devices are connected to the internet. Download this white paper to learn how to choose and enforce the best coding standard for your application to reduce these risks.

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Safety and Security for Assisted and Autonomous Vehicles

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and the move towards autonomous vehicles dramatically increases the complexity of safety-critical code in automotive applications. Read this white paper to learn more about the potential vulnerabilities, the standards and legislation that apply and how developers can use coding standard to improve safety and security.

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DO-254 Benefits Versus Costs

DO-254, the design assurance guideline for airborne electronic hardware, is considered by many to be a simple cut/paste of DO-178, its avionics software sibling. Surely, as with wine and beer, both are fermented liquids which become increasingly expensive with increased complexity. While similarities abound, so do their many differences. And truly, DO-254 is the benefactor, or bane, of avionics projects the world over. But is DO-254 really unduly expensive? Does it add value? Will it improve safety and reliability? Does it have benefits? What are the true costs versus benefits? These important questions are answered herein.

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DO-178C Best Practices For Engineers & Managers

Practice: We’ve all engaged in it: piano, math, golf, flying… Usually practice involves a modicum of coaching, self-help and repetition. In avionics development, however, there is little time for practice; instead, everything counts. And the result has little margin for error: Schedules, budgets and particularly safety are all on the line. How then can “practice” be reconciled with “avionics development”? The best answer is to understand the breadth of worldwide development and glean the best knowledge and solutions from the aviation ecosystem. Welcome to DO-178C Best Practices.

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Maxwell Time Decomposition Method Accelerates Simulation of Transient Electromagnetic Fields with Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2697 v4

ANSYS teamed with INTEL to benchmark a new ANSYS Maxwell technology that delivers dramatic speed improvement for transient electromagnetic field simulations. Simulations that previously required weeks of computation time are now completed in a matter of hours. The key software technology is a new algorithm within Maxwell that allows engineers to solve time steps simultaneously as opposed to sequentially.

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Addressing Security Vulnerabilities at the Source

Many embedded developers underestimate how vulnerable embedded devices are to cyber-attacks. When security issues do occur, organizations often respond by addressing the symptoms of poor security rather than the root causes.

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How IoT is Making Security Imperative for All Embedded Software

Many IoT products lack proper security due to outdated software development practices. Hackers and criminals are acutely aware that many of the security procedures and applications in use today were designed to defend against attacks in the PC era – not current IoT threat vectors. Security isn't a product "add-on" or feature; it must be built in. Learn about the unique challenges of securing embedded applications and how to deploy processes and tools to deliver more secure products faster.

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