WILSONVILLE, USA: Mentor Graphics Corp. announced that the Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC) has adopted an advanced verification flow based on Mentor’s DO-254 verification platform. It has also opened a new Mentor-CAUC joint laboratory for DO-254 applications, which is run by the Civil Aircraft Airworthiness Certification Research Center of CAUC.
As part of a mutual agreement, Mentor has donated EDA software and support through its Higher Education Program to enable the students of CAUC to graduate with in-depth knowledge of leading-edge design methodologies.
CAUC (located in Tianjin, PRC) was established in 1951 and is affiliated with the Civil Aviation Administration of PRC. CAUC is a teaching and research intensive university.
The university cultivates high-level talent in engineering and management, and has recently added the unique specialties of civil aviation and the ability to integrate aeronautic science technology with traffic and transportation engineering.
It also has 29 research institutes, covering almost all the disciplines, which focus extensively on civil aircraft airworthiness certification, flight safety, aircraft and engine failure diagnosis, economics for the civil aviation industry, air transport management, information engineering, and computer science.
The Civil Aircraft Airworthiness Certification Research Center is one of the professional research organizations in CAUC, which is engaged in the research of certification of civil aircraft, technical communications, and airworthiness training in China.
“We firmly believe that this cooperation between CAUC and Mentor will greatly enhance the development and verification capability in airborne hardware,” said BAI Jie, vice president of CAUC. “The support of Mentor will educate us in modern methods of integrated circuit (IC) design. And through our cooperation, Mentor will certainly have a bigger influence in the aviation field in China.”
“Mentor uniquely offers a comprehensive set of chip to system design and analysis solutions for the aviation industry, including our DO-254 platform. We take the needs of the DO-254 market very seriously and have been investing in, and enhancing, our DO-254 solutions for several years,” said Michelle Lange, DO-254 program manager at Mentor Graphics.
“We are pleased to partner with the CAUC, to support training the next generation of aeronautics engineers on modern methods using the best tools available.”