Ansys Medini Technologies, AG, Germany

Profile and Expertise

ANSYS medini Technologies AG is an innovative technology company based in Berlin/Germany fully owned by ANSYS since November 2016. For more than 10 years ANSYS medini offers solutions and tools for system analysis and design as well as for the development of embedded software based systems. ANSYS medini has strong expertise in:

·       analysis of functional safety of embedded systems

·       tool support for (safety) analysis and modeling of software based systems

·       configuration and change management

·       improvement of the efficiency of system development.

ANSYS medini has a base of more than 150 customers worldwide in the domains Automotive, Railway, Avionics, Energy and Defense. At present ANSYS medini offers products and services to OEMs and suppliers all over the world. The software products include:

·       medini analyze, an integrated tool that realizes the functional safety analysis activities and artefacts of ISO 26262 which is required for the analysis of functional safety in the automotive domain,

·       medini unite, a change and configuration management support tool to identify differences between design models and merge the accepted changes into a target design model

·       medini QVT, an open source product that implements OMG’s QVT Relations specification in a powerful engine for model-to-model transformations to allow fast development, maintenance and customization of process specific transformation rules and their execution.

About ANSYS, Inc.

If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. We help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs nearly 3,000 professionals, many of whom are expert M.S. and Ph.D.-level engineers in finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics, semiconductors, embedded software and design optimization. Our exceptional staff is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, ANSYS has been recognized as one of the world’s most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.

Relevant Experience

ANSYS medini provides medini analyze, an ISO 26262 compliant support tool for functional safety analysis and design of (automotive) embedded control systems. Due to its flexibility and customization potentials, medini analyze provides an ideal platform to base the targeted solution of the project upon it.

Besides its deep knowledge and expertise in functional safety and reliability, ANSYS medini brings also knowledge in security analysis, particularly in the combined analysis of safety and security.

Used standards and guidelines

  • Safety standards: ISO 26262, IEC 61508, ARP4761, ARP4754
  • Reliability: FIDES, IEC 62380, SN29500
  • Security standards: ISO 15408, ISO 27001, SAE J3061
  • AUTOSAR
  • ISO 15504

ANSYS medini has participated in the research projects OPENCOSS, SESAMO, and VETESS.

Main tasks

WP2 – In our modular tool environment medini analyze we support an architecture centric approach based on SysML which enables safety properties to be attached to SysML components and base safety analysis methods directly on this information. The same approach will be provided for other non-functional requirements like security. Focus will be given to the integration of specific analysis methods (timing, simulation).

WP3 – Ansys medini will study and elaborate methods and techniques especially for security analysis and the definition and tracing security requirements in the development lifecycle, e.g. the attack trees and their specific models for evaluation. Metrics and a catalogue of best practices for security will also be in the focus. In collaboration with other partners, ANSYS medini will study and elaborate validation and verification techniques for safety and security properties of the system (e.g. such as fault injection and simulation).

WP4 – ANSYS medini will provide a tool based process description for co-engineering processes, that enables the definition of the individual process including the work products, roles and activities. ANSYS medini will contribute by an approach to cover aspects for different design concerns in system models (especially SysML models) and in addition provide appropriate analysis methods for other design concerns (especially for security). Its medini analyse tool will be extended to enable a co-engineering of different design concerns in a model based approach. It will provide interfaces with other partner tools to establish a seamless workflow for application in the demonstrator case studies.

WP5 – ANSYS medini will contribute to dissemination by using its existing client and tool user basis. It will further present project’s results in electronic media and on conferences.