Cloud native EDA tools & pre-optimized hardware platforms
System complexity and stringent regulations drive the development process. System engineers must optimize their designs for three key factors: performance, reliability, and cost. Robust Design methodologies provide the techniques for ensuring system reliability despite variations in design parameters and operating conditions. Synopsys’ industry leading Saber design environment is a complete toolset for implementing a Robust Design flow. Advanced analyses and comprehensive model libraries enable the design of complete aerospace systems. Saber tools are used in a variety of aerospace design applications.
Power Network: Generation, Conversion & Distribution
As electronic content in aircraft and spacecraft increases, so do the challenges in meeting this rising energy demand on the power network. Designers must create efficient power generation and distribution systems that perform with flawless reliability.
Design teams use Robust Design methodologies to manage complex energy generation and distribution problems, such as designing an alternator charging system or taking into account system and environmental variations that affect performance. Saber's comprehensive simulation, modeling resources, and analysis capabilities enable design teams to deploy Robust Design methods to meet the challenges of powernet design.
Aerospace avionics networks provide CAN-based communication channels for systems that control flight, improve performance, ensure safety, and provide passenger comfort. Network reliability is critical to robust aerospace craft operation, requiring verification of the network’s logical and physical layers. While logical layer design and verification can begin early in the design process, physical layer verification has traditionally required hardware prototypes and is often delayed until late in the development cycle. Complex networks, however, require early physical layer verification. Avionics engineers are turning to Robust Design methodologies, coupled with modeling and simulation, to meet physical layer verification objectives.
Saber’s comprehensive analog and mixed-signal simulation and modeling capabilities, coupled with well-defined Robust Design methodologies, create a standalone environment for verifying the physical layer of avionics networks. Engineers develop network designs with transceiver and controller models from the Saber library. Using Saber’s comprehensive time domain, frequency domain, and statistical analyses, the network’s physical layer is verified long before a hardware prototype is available.
Modern aerospace craft depend on fly-by-wire technology to control flight. Fly-by-wire technology combines flight computers with control sensors and actuators in a complex Mechatronic system. Design teams must analyze the flight control system as a whole to verify interactions between control surfaces, and understand how variations in design and environmental parameters affect performance and reliability. System complexity requires Robust Design methodologies coupled with systems simulation to verify correct and reliable operation.
Synopsys’ Saber design environment combines advanced, comprehensive analyses with the industry’s leading model library to meet the challenges of aerospace flight control design. From architecture level to physics based modeling of real world devices, and simple operating point to complex statistical analyses, design teams can analyze flight control systems to ensure nominal function and confirm robust operation across a variety of operating conditions.
Wire Harness Design & Simulation
The wire harness forms the backbone of the entire electrical system of automotive and aerospace vehicles. The correct and reliable implementation of the wire harness represents one of the most expensive and technically challenging aspects of vehicle systems design. SaberES Designer provides proven design and verification capabilities in conjunction with the Saber Simulator to create correct-by-design wire harnesses. Designers can create schematic drawings and connectivity diagrams, export component and wire data, import geometry information from MCAD tools, simulate electrical functions, create bundles with connector positions and generate data for manufacturing – all within an easy-to-use design tool.