Altium Limited has joined the AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) development partnership. AUTOSAR is a worldwide development partnership of car manufacturers, suppliers and other companies from the electronics, semiconductor and software industry.
Altium is a global leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING). TASKING compiler solutions are designed for software developers within the microcontroller market with the development tools highly regarded by high-end suppliers particularly within the automotive industry to program microcontroller-based powertrain, driver assistance and safety related applications worldwide.
The primary objective of AUTOSAR is to create an open standardised software architecture for the automotive industry. As an Associate partner, Altium will be sharing its extensive experience and knowledge of software development standards, processes and methodologies with the AUTOSAR community.
Altium’s offering for the automotive industry comprises the TASKING suite of embedded tools and the Altium Designer integrated design environment. The TASKING embedded tools play an important role in the automotive ecosystem where they are used in different levels of the supply chain, starting within the OEMs and spreading into the wide market of automotive suppliers.
The AUTOSAR development partnership is an additional effort to provide high quality TASKING tools and services especially for the automotive market. It is combined with activities around functional safety with the recently launched Automotive Safety Support Program for ISO 26262 Certification playing a major role.
According to Franz Maidl, Managing Director Global TASKING Business at Altium, the alignment with AUTOSAR will enable the company to continually evolve their product offering in line with open industry standards.