PARIS – Mentor Graphics Corp. and the Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC) announced they have opened a Mentor-CAUC joint laboratory for DO-254 applications. The cooperation aims to enhance the development and verification capability in airbone hardware.
As part of its Higher Education Program, Mentor said it is providing access to its DO-254 verification platform and support to train the next generation of aeronautics engineers on modern methods of IC design.
Mentor indicated that its platform of tools supporting DO-254 compliance for FPGAs and ASICs includes: the ReqTracer tool, which manages and traces device requirements through development and verification activities; the Vista tool, which delivers a platform for conceptual design; the HDL Designer tool, which provides the environment for HDL development, code checking, code visualizations, review assistance, and structured project guidance; the ModelSim tool, and the verification capabilities offered by the Questa platform, which support requirements-based simulation of the HDL and netlist models; as well as the 0-In Clock-Domain Crossing (CDC) tool for analysis.
Located in Tianjin, CAUC is a teaching and research intensive university that has recently added the specialties of civil aviation and the ability to integrate aeronautic science technology with traffic and transportation engineering.
It also has 29 research institutes, covering almost all the disciplines, which focus extensively on civil aircraft airworthiness certification, flight safety, aircraft and engine failure diagnosis, economics for the civil aviation industry, air transport management, information engineering, and computer science.
For additional information on Mentor's DO-254 verification platform, click here.
I agree with Luis. Educating the young engineers about their DO-254 compliant tools and involving them in research early will certainly benefit Mentor Graphics to establish as strong ground in Chinese Aerospace market. Also it looks like Mentor Graphics anticipates a strong growth in the Chinese aviation sector in the near future.
This is a good action from Mentor in two senses, supporting education and marketing wise. It's a good strategy to reach out and touch someone and this case, they are touching the newcomers to the industry. This students will be very benefitted with hands-on training on new technics for developing high quality high standards IC's and Mentor will be benefitted by having a good number os engineers that know their tools and very likely will prefer them if the times come for them to choose in their future job positions. Anyway... let's see what is this of DO-254...
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