Lear Corporation has launched Mentor Graphics‘ Capital software within its electrical systems design facility, Lear Virtual Proving Grounds (LVPG). The goal is accelerate time to market and increase system responses in a virtual environment.
According to a company press release, LVPG is comprised of two layers delivering electrical and mechanical design respectively. Capital tools provide the basic building blocks of the electrical layer. Within the electrical layer, Lear has deployed some of Mentor’s most advanced Capital tools including those covering connectivity capture, platform level wiring synthesis, design optimization & verification, and electrical simulation. Data is continually exchanged with the mechanical layer, eliminating synchronization errors.
“Automotive engineering is rapidly moving towards full virtual prototyping; increased design complexity and reduced development times make this inevitable. As we conceived LVPG, it became clear that Capital offered a choice for electrical design that could meet our needs. Not only does the Capital suite deliver flow coverage and automation, its data-centric philosophy and integration capabilities suit Lear’s virtual design philosophy of delivering robust designs rapidly to our OEM customers. It is a further bonus that we can flow Capital harness design data directly into our worldwide production systems, delivering a seamless design-to-manufacture process,” says Bill Presley, electrical engineering vice president at Lear Corporation.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.