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From System to Network Design: Refine Vehicle Network Design in Digital Thread

On-Demand Webinar | 36 minutes

In this on-demand webinar, we will show you how you can use a network design tool to smoothly derive a validated, safe and highly resource-optimized network design.

Use a network design tool to smoothly derive a validated, safe and highly resource-optimized network design.

Why use a network design tool?

The vehicle E/E architecture contains distributed functions defined over a vehicle topology. Once the system functions are defined, the next stage is to distribute them across the vehicle. To fulfill their intended purpose, communication is needed between those functions. A myriad of different networks within one vehicle are used to achieve this. Common communication protocols used on those networks are CAN, LIN, FlexRay, or Ethernet. Each of those protocols has unique capabilities and comes with a distinct degree of configuration complexity. Harmonizing the functional system design across various technical networked options is a non-trivial task. Often functions are spread out across those networks and have to communicate across individual network boundaries.

It is extremely challenging to design these networks and errors can lead to sub-optimal resource utilization and costly vehicle production. At worst, a wrong network design will become a source for very hard to find errors and a cause for recalls, huge integration efforts, unstable electronics impacting brand reputation, or even endanger human life.

Siemens’ Capital tool suite has the most sophisticated network design tool for the automotive market. In this on-demand webinar, we will show you how you can use it to smoothly derive a validated, safe and highly resource-optimized network design.

Key learnings from network design in MBSE digital thread

  • How to build, manage, optimize, and validate complex vehicle systems
  • How integrating the E/E phase solves today’s design challenges
  • How to create a model-based network design and validation process for increased quality and rapid implementation

Who should watch this webinar on network design

  • Network engineers
  • E/E architects
  • Systems designers
  • Software engineers