|[February 20, 2013]
Tesla Motors Boosts Production Capabilities with Mentor Graphics Electrical Design Software
WILSONVILLE, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ:MENT) today announced that electric car
manufacturer Tesla Motors has standardized on the Mentor Graphics (News - Alert)® Capital®
toolset for 12-volt electrical systems design. After evaluating
alternative solutions, Tesla concluded that the Capital
toolset matched the two key selection criteria: strong electrical
system configuration control, and a well-established base within leading
automotive wire harness suppliers.
Tesla Motors Boosts Production Capabilities with Mentor Graphics Electrical Design Software (Photo: Business Wire)
As production volumes grew, it became important to ensure robust,
vehicle-specific data exchange with Tesla's wire harness suppliers. The
Capital toolset is a powerful electrical systems software environment
spanning vehicle architecture, systems design and integration, service
documentation creation, and wire harness manufacturing tools.
Configuration management is a core strength of the Capital toolset,
helping ensure that delivered harnesses exactly match the feature set of
each individual vehicle.
"Model S has very advanced electrical systems with tremendous
configuration complexity. It has been vital, during our ramp up to full
production, that the logistical integration and effective sharing of
data with our suppliers was seamless," said Paul Lomangino, director of
engineering applications, Tesla Motors. "Capital software was able to
overcome the challenges of configuration management and data exchange
with our key suppliers."
"Tesla Motors is recognized as a world leader in the production of
premium electric vehicles, with a mission to revolutionize the
automotive industry's approach to environmental concerns. Electric
vehicles pose particular challenges with respect to their electrical
system," said Nick Smith, business development director of the Mentor
Graphics Corporation's Integrated Electrical Systems Division. "Capital
addresses a number of these challenges, in addition to controlling the
configuration complexity problems common to all motor vehicle
About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation 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. Established in 1981, the company
reported revenues in the last fiscal year of about $1,015 million.
Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road,
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.
(Mentor Graphics, Mentor and Capital are registered trademarks of Mentor
Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the
registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)
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