LONDON Following a period of evaluation and testing Celoxica's DK Design Suite of system design tools is being adopted at Fujitsu Ten, a provider of advanced automotive electronics.
Fujitsu Ten says that through extensive testing it has proved that it can integrate C-based design and synthesis with model based design approaches. Its CRMS simulator provides real-time modelling and simulation performance and enables engineers to identify issues in engine design earlier than was previously possible. Fujitsu Ten based its decision on the results of a large scale project to develop an advanced motor control hardware-in-the loop (HIL) simulator, CRMS. Algorithm design was shared between the CeloxicaDK (Abingdon, U.K.) Design Suite and Simulink model based design environment from the Mathworks. DK was also used for the algorithm acceleration, parallelisation and direct implementation of the CRMS system and software models onto its simulation platform. The company says that the performance of the new CRMS HIL simulator is 100x faster than processor-oriented solutions with significantly lower power consumption. The new simulation platform developed for CRMS mounts high density programmable SoCs to simulate the behaviour of the motor in real time using a newly developed motor model suitable for reciprocating engines and hybrids. Designers can use the CRMS environment to develop motor control algorithms without a physical motor actuator and a drive circuit having been manufactured.
Phil Bishop, president and CEO of Celoxica says the Fujitsu Ten approach to designing next generation electronics exemplifies what ESL is all about. “By bringing together C-based design and synthesis with model based design, Fujitsu Ten has successfully proved and put in to place the essential components for complex electronics design.”