Ansys Medini Analyze

Safety-Critical Electronic Analysis Software

Ansys medini analyze

Ansys medini analyze software implements key safety analysis methods — hazard and operability (HAZOP) analysis, fault tree analysis (FTA), failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), failure modes, effects and diagnostic analysis (FMEDA) — all in one integrated tool. It supports the efficient and consistent execution of the safety-related activities required by applicable safety standards. Ansys medini analyze is well integrated with other engineering tools, and enables model-based safety analysis using standards like SysML.


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Customers who use Medini Analyze report a 30% - 50% decrease in efforts for functional safety analysis and a similar decrease in time to market.

This leading software is well integrated with other engineering tools, and enables model-based safety analysis using standards like SysML.

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Ansys medini analyze is applied in the development of safety-critical electrical and electronic (E/E) and software (SW) controlled systems in domains like automotive, aerospace or industrial equipment. It is specifically tailored to the domain-specific standards ISO 26262, IEC 61508, ARP4761 and MIL-STD-882E. The application scope ranges from the early conceptual phase through product development and on to the detailed analysis at the semiconductor level.

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    Ansys medini analyze offers state-of-the-art analysis methods bundled in a model-based environment, including:

    • Safety analysis and design for E/E systems and SW-controlled functions, specifically tailored to the domain-specific standards ISO 26262, IEC 61508, ARP4761 and MIL-STD-882E
    • Integration of architectural/functional design with methods for quality, reliability and functional safety analysis
    • Support of operational situation analysis, hazard and risk analysis (HARA), functional hazard assessment (FHA), FTA, FMEA, FMEDA, FMECA probabilistic reliability analysis and hardware failure metrics
    • Quality analysis for product design and related processes according to SAE J1739, VDA-AIAG FMEA Handbook, etc.
    • Complete end-to-end traceability
    • Customizable generation of work products and documentation
    • Teamwork support, including a sophisticated, model-based compare-and-merge technology
    • Integration with Ansys SCADE Architect, IBM® Rational® DOORS®, IBM® Rational® Rhapsody®, Enterprise Architect, No Magic MagicDraw®, MATLAB®/Simulink®, Stateflow®, PTC Integrity™, Microsoft® Office, TortoiseSVN, IBM® Rational® ClearCase®, Jama Software and others



    Safety Concept Modeling

    Capture your functional, technical or HW/SW safety concepts in models integrating safety requirements, safety goals and safety architecture.

  • Dedicated and customizable editors for system and component description
  • Graphical modeling of the functional architecture with functional dependencies, function allocations, malfunctions and failure conditions
  • Hazard and operability (HAZOP) and limitation analysis
  • Preliminary hazard assessment (PHA) with customizable risks graphs and SIL determination
  • Full-fledged hazard analysis and risk assessment (HARA) according to ISO 26262-3 with ASIL determination and operational situation analysis, as well as SOTIF hazard analysis according to ISO/PAS 21448
  • Functional hazard assessment (FHA) with design assurance level (DAL) determination according to ARP4761
  • Derivation of safety goals from HARA and consistency checks
  • Capturing and management of functional and technical safety requirements with links to HARA, FHA, or PHA
  • Graphical and table editors for safety goals and requirements
  • Customization of all parts with user attributes and references
  • Allocation of requirements to system architecture, hardware and software models and function models
  • SIL, ASIL or DAL assignment and ASIL decomposition
  • Visualization of requirement traceability on other diagrams
  • Import, export and round-trip from/to requirements management for systems (e.g., IBM® Rational® DOORS®, PTC Integrity™, Jama Software, No Magic MagicDraw®, etc.), including custom attribute mapping
  • Validation rules to check compliance with safety standards (e.g., ISO 26262, ARP4761 or IEC 61508)
  • Inclusion of external documents and linking to external resources via URL

    Model-Based Safety Analysis

    Find and solve safety-critical issues in your systems and components using inductive and deductive methods directly tied to your design models.

  • Integrated failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), failure modes, effects and diagnostic analysis (FMEDA), failure modes, effects and critically analysis (FMECA) and fault tree analysis (FTA) based on structural and behavioral SysML models.
  • Hierarchical failure net modeling embedded in SysML to capture failures across multiple design abstraction levels.
  • Tabular editors and graphical editors for failure model information according to AIAG/SAE, VDA and other applicable standards.
  • Integrated failure rate handbooks SN 29500, IEC 62380, FIDES Guide, MIL HDBK-217F, GJB/Z 299C, IEC 61709.
  • Automatic re-calculation of probabilities after design changes.
  • Connection to requirements management and task management.
  • Full FTA module with support to handle large fault trees with exact probabilities based on binary decision diagrams (BDD).
  • Calculation of unavailability, unreliability, number of failures over time, conditional failure intensity, worst-case probabilities (Esary-Proschan upper bound and cut-sets) and more.
  • Consideration of mission time, flight time (time at risk), repair and monitoring cycles for FTA calculations.
  • Creation of events and subtrees by drag and drop of architecture elements or failure modes.
  • Determination and evaluation of minimal cut-sets, importance measures (Birnbaum, Fussell-Vesely, criticality), etc.
  • Comparison of different stages during the development of FTA and FMEDA.
  • Microsoft® Excel and MSR-FMEA import and export (e.g., APIS IQ-FMEA, PLATO SCIO™).
  • Import from third-party FTA tools (e.g., Fault Tree+, CAFTA).

      Reliability Prediction and Analysis

      Evaluate the safety and reliability of your H/W design utilizing well-established standard reliability handbooks and widely used quantitative analysis methods like FT, FMEDA and FMECA.

      • Solder joint reliability to assure a product will function under given conditions, for a specified time, without exceeding defined failure levels
      • Plated through-hole fatigue by using computerized modeling and temperature maps instead of human interfaces for accurate finite element test results
      • Strain measurement during shock and vibration testing to gather data for prediction of failure probability, root causes of failure and failure events
      • Material selection to align a plastic’s properties with design and functionality requirements
      • Supplier analysis for building partnerships that can consistently deliver quality products and services without interruption
      • Post-assembly handling operations assessment to identify areas for efficiency improvement after production
      • Semiconductor wear-out, which allows manufacturers to evaluate and predict IC failures using an approach that follows SAE ARP 6338

        Validate the standard compliance of your safety concepts with automatic constraint checking; establish rich traceability for impact analysis.

      • Traceability of safety mechanisms to requirements and SW/HW implementation.
      • Definition of typed and untyped traces between information elements of any type within medini analyze.
      • Definition of traces using trace-matrix or by quick-trace functionality.
      • Navigation via traces to related elements in other models.
      • Visualization of traced elements in any diagram.
      • Impact analysis by visualization of traces and dependencies using a graphical dependency viewer.
      • Rich validation of data integrity by means of customizable constraints.

        Traceability and Validation
        Teamwork and Review Support

        Collaborate as a safety engineering team by sharing, comparing and merging safety projects; integrate with task management systems for workflow support.

        • Project compare with two-way and three-way difference analysis.
        • Project merge functionality for team collaboration.
        • Creation of tasks/comments for arbitrary model elements.
        • Navigation from tasks to elements and vice versa.
        • Context visualization for active tasks.
        • Documentation of all decisions at the tasks, scheduling, user assignment and email notifications levels.
        • Integration with configuration management systems (TortoiseSVN, IBM® Rational® ClearCase®, PTC Integrity, etc.).
        • Integration with task and issue tracking systems (e.g., Bugzilla, Trac, PTC, Redmine, Jira, etc.).

        Integration into the Engineering Environment

        Seamlessly exchange engineering data like requirements, design models, and part libraries with standard requirements management and system design tools.

        • Seamless connection to system modeling, requirements management, task management and configuration management tools
        • Integration with the requirements management solutions IBM® Rational® DOORS®, PTC Integrity™ and JAMA Software, including custom attribute and relationship mappings
        • Full RIF/ReqIF support for round-trip with other third-party requirement solutions
        • Excel and MSR-FMEA import and export (e.g., APIS IQ-FMEA, PLATO SCIO™)
        • Integration with IBM® Rational® Rhapsody®, Sparx Enterprise Architect, MATLAB/Simulink, Stateflow® and Ansys SCADE Architect for exchange of system models
        • Integration with configuration management solutions (e.g., TortoiseSVN, IBM® Rational® Team Concert, IBM Rational ClearCase and many more)
        • Import and update of bill of materials (BOM) data via Excel
        • Import chip-level design data (IP Design) via the IPD-XML format from tools like Cadence® Functional Safety Simulator or Optima Fault Injection Engine™
        • Export to various document formats including Microsoft® Word, Excel, PDF and HTML
        • Scripting API to connect other engineering tools to individual needs
          Customisation and Process Adaptation

          Easily adapt medini analyze to company-specific processes, guidelines and templates.

          • Customization of the tool data model and editors to corporate needs by profiling mechanism (attributes, references, queries).
          • Checklists for tracking of process activities according to corporate workflows.
          • Project template mechanism that allows set up of corporate best practice model/data management and storage.
          • Direct integration with requirements and task management systems to track analysis results (e.g., IBM® Rational® DOORS®, PTC Integrity™, JAMA Software, No Magic MagicDraw®, Redmine, etc.)
          • Scripting API to automate tedious task and workflow steps (e.g., model transformations, consistency checks, tool integrations).
          • Adaptable reporting and export capabilities.
          Ansys Product Integration

          Benefit from the tight coupling of medini analyze with other Ansys tools for system design, analysis, and simulation.

          Integration with Ansys SCADE Architect

          With this integration, any changes in system architecture are easily and seamlessly translated from SCADE Architect to medini analyze. This tight integration eliminates the possibility of human error as electronics systems are modeled, verified and updated. The same reliable, step-by-step process will ensure the creation of system architectures that meet all relevant industry standards for safety and control — quickly and cost-effectively.

          Integration with Ansys RedHawk-SC

          RedHawk-SC is able to produce the IPD-XML format to import IP-design information into medini analyze for functional safety analysis on the semiconductor level. With this integration, the FMEDA workflow for semiconductor chip designs is supported.

          Reporting and Documentation
          • Rich default reporting capabilities for all created work products of medini analyze, including HARA, FMEA, FMEDA, FTA, checklists, safety goals and requirements and system design.
          • Direct export of all table data to Excel.
          • Customizable work product and documentation generation based on report template engine.
          • Export of all project data to XML for long-term storage and post-processing.
          • Support of diverse document formats such as Word, Excel, PDF, HTML and more.