Altium Joins AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture

April 17, 2014

Participation in AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture (AUTOSAR) Alliance will drive open-standard product development

Sydney, Australia –Altium Limited, a global leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer), and embedded software development (TASKING), has joined the AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) development partnership. TASKING is a leading provider of compiler solutions to software developers within the micro-controller market. TASKING’s development tools are highly regarded by high-end suppliers, particularly within the automotive industry, to program micro-controller based powertrain, driver assistance and safety related applications worldwide.

AUTOSAR is a worldwide development partnership of car manufacturers, suppliers and other companies from the electronics, semiconductor and software industry. The primary objective of AUTOSAR is to create an open, standardized 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. They are used in different levels of the supply chain, starting within the OEMs and spreading into the wide market of automotive suppliers.

“Altium is working with the world's leading automotive manufacturers and truly appreciates the importance of international software standards. Our alignment with AUTOSAR will enable us to continually evolve our product offering in line with open industry standards,” states Franz Maidl, Managing Director Global TASKING Business at Altium.

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 just recently launched Automotive Safety Support Program for ISO 26262 Certification playing a major role.

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