fiXtress Optimizes Schematic Testing in ADAS Systems

With BQR fiXtress, lengthy manual tests were replaced by an effective automated process of just moments

Aug 22, 2016, 09:00 ET from BQR

RISHON LE'ZION, Israel, August 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

BQR, a world leader in Reliability and Maintenance engineering solutions for the EDA market, announced that Mobileye, a leader in autonomous driving technologies, uses BQR fiXtress™ ASR (Automatic Schematic Review) for optimizing ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) schematic testing.

FiXtress ASR serves as a Rule Based Verification System, automatically detecting schematic design errors based on component parameters and rules. Typical engineering practices include a complex design review process. fiXtress ASR automates this procedure, performs more effective checks, and verifies proper implementation of the reference design as recommended by chip manufacturers. The fiXtress testing checks the inter-connection of chips according to a sequence of rules, such as the interconnection of a Mobileye ASIC to LPDDR4 memory chip.

For engineers' convenience, fiXtress is integrated with Cadence Allegro and OrCAD, Mentor and Altium design tools. It uses the BOM and Netlist along with component libraries, enabling verification of the vehicle manufacturer's design in a few moments.  

"Through our cooperation with Mobileye, BQR technology can improve schematic testing efficiency for Mobileye customers," said Yizhak Bot, CTO, BQR. "fiXtress ASR increases the reliability of the integrated circuit design surrounding Mobileye's chip by eliminating hidden errors."

"With fiXtress ASR, we went from entire days of manual checks to an effective automated process lasting just several moments. Best of all, now we can be sure that the chip is used correctly by every single car manufacturer," said Israel Bar, Hardware Design Engineer, Mobileye.

About BQR  

BQR has been providing consulting services and developing software solutions in the area of reliability and maintenance engineering for over 25 years. BQR's flagship product is fiXtress, a leading solution interfacing with EDA tools from the early stages of PCB design, performing unique error detection, and helping engineers perform rapid and precise electrical stress calculations. BQR's clients using the software include Elbit, ELOP, Elisra, Tadiran, IAI, DSO Singapore, Cisco, Baker-Hughes and more. For more information visit

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Yizhak Bot
Tel: +972-3-962-5911