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Mentor's industry-standard Calibre physical verification portfolio achieves ISO 26262 certification

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Mentor's industry-standard Calibre physical verification portfolio achieves ISO 26262 certification

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WILSONVILLE, Ore., July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor, a Siemens business, announces that independent testing company SGS-TÜV Saar has certified the ISO 26262 compliance of tool qualification reports for Mentor's industry-leading Calibre® physical verification tools.

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The reports are now qualified for use in any safety-critical ISO 26262 designs and verification flows at all criticality levels up to and including ASIL D, regardless of the design house or manufacturing site. This suite includes all Calibre tools for physical verification, DFM and circuit verification.

Used by all of the top 10 semiconductor providers to the global automotive industry, and for sign-off by major IC foundries, Mentor's Calibre platform is the leader in accuracy, reliability and performance for IC physical verification software.

Mentor's Calibre PERC™ reliability verification software, which helps ensure the proper manufacture of key IC circuit operations even in harsh automotive environments, is one of the products included in this certification effort. Calibre PERC is also the EDA platform for the German RESCAR 2.0 program, which is focused on increasing the reliability of automotive electronics.

"For years, the world's leading automotive silicon providers have relied on Calibre IC verification technology to ensure the manufacture of highly reliable automotive-grade processors," said Joe Sawicki, vice president and general manager of the Mentor Design-to-Silicon Division. "The ISO 26262 qualification of Calibre products underscores Mentor's continued commitment to not only helping our customers unleash new levels of design performance and innovation, but also to easily obtain the highest standards of functional safety certification."

With the recent certifications, Calibre joins the Mentor Safe functional safety program. Mentor Safe is one of the EDA industry's broadest and most comprehensive ISO 26262 qualification and certification programs, established to help automotive and industrial customers rapidly navigate the increasingly complex process of functional safety certification with confidence. Products designated as part of the Mentor Safe program ship with comprehensive enablement documentation that provides information necessary to properly evaluate use cases and confidence levels, speeding qualification cycles for automotive OEMs and their semiconductor suppliers. The documentation provides all information needed to use the software tools compliant with ISO 26262 standard requirements. More information on the Mentor Safe program and certified Mentor Graphics products and solutions is available at http://go.mentor.com/mentorsafe.

Mentor is a long-established automotive systems supplier, engaged with nearly every leading OEM and Tier 1 supplier, providing design tools and embedded software in the areas of connectivity, electrification, autonomous drive and vehicle architecture. Mentor's distinguished track record in supplying automotive-grade electrical and electronic systems spans nearly 30 years.

IC engineers interested in Calibre use models for automotive-specific designs can attend the Mentor and TowerJazz Automotive Workshop set for July 10 in Munich, Germany. Register today by visiting: https://www.mentor.com/events/mentor-towerjazz-workshop.

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Mentor Graphics Corporation, a Siemens business, is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services, and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronic, semiconductor, and systems companies. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. Web site: http://www.mentor.com.

Mentor Graphics, Mentor, and Calibre are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owner.

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