Mentor Graphics Corporation has announced that Toyota Motor Corporation has approved its Volcano VSTAR AUTOSAR basic software stack for use in all Toyota vehicles. With this approval, global Tier 1 automotive suppliers can now leverage Mentor’s fast, resource-efficient AUTOSAR stack for the design and development of advanced Electronic Control Units (ECUs) in next-gen Toyota models.
Supported by Volcano VSx design tools across the development cycle, Mentor’s Volcano VSTAR software stack provides scalable AUTOSAR 4 middleware which removes the application from the hardware-dependent layer for the rapid development of highly differentiated end-products.
“Toyota’s approval of our advanced Volcano VSTAR AUTOSAR software reinforces Mentor’s broad acceptance and expanding adoption among the world’s most prestigious and demanding automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers,” said Rainer Oder, General Manager, Mentor Graphics’ Automotive Business Unit. “Fueled by innovative technologies and proven systems engineering expertise, Mentor’s footprint in global automotive markets continues to expand at a rapid pace.”
Designed to optimise re-use and transferability of ECU design assets, AUTOSAR allows automotive engineers and suppliers of ECUs to achieve modularity and scalability of software with standardised interfaces, improving the ability to handle complex designs.