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Mentor Graphics expands CHS toolset

Posted: 01 Apr 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:mentor graphics? capital analysis? tool suite? capital harness systems? chs?

Mentor Graphics Corp. has released its Capital Analysis tool suite, the latest addition to its Capital Harness Systems (CHS) data-centric end-to-end toolset for complex wiring systems design, analysis, and manufacture.

Available as part of Release 3 of Capital Harness Systems, the Capital Analysis was created to meet the analysis requirements for electrical wiring systems design in the automotive, rail and aerospace industries. It allows users to validate the design intent early in the design process with electrical simulation, sneak circuit and failure mode effects analysis (FMEA) tools, and enables automated failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) reports, which can help manufacturers to avoid potential after-market problems such as service modifications or recalls.

"CHS provides unique opportunities for integrated tools that simply do not exist with other platforms," said Martin O'Brien, general manager for Mentor Graphics' harness systems business unit. "Design analysis has always been a key part of the CHS roadmap, and Mentor will continue to invest in this area going forward," O'Brien added.

Extends Capital Logic tool's capabilities, features

The initial release of the Capital Analysis tool suite includes twelve products that provide logical and DC simulation, automated FMEA report generation, sneak-circuit and stress-analysis, scripted simulation and support for back-end service documentation production. The Capital Analysis suite also brings powerful capabilities to other Mentor platforms, Logical Cable and TransDesign.

Release 3 of CHS includes four primary elements - the Capital Manager data management system, the Capital Logic data-centric authoring environment, the Capital Analysis electrical simulation, sneak circuit and FMEA tools, and the Capital Harness tool suite. It also extends the capabilities and the design automation features of the Capital Logic tool to address key aerospace requirements including comprehensive support for effectivity.

According to Mentor Graphics, the CHS suite features a modern graphical interface that makes it both easy to learn and easy to use. Common commands are accessed via icons, and multiple windows are available so users can visualize project and design data.

Release 3 of Capital Harness Systems (including the Capital Analysis Suite) is available for $25,000.

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