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Traceability Is Not My Problem (Is It?)


What is all the fuss about traceability? If it is that important, should it be handled by a compliance group? Delegating to a separate team would be the preference for most design and verification team members, but it is not possible in this case. Traceability stops short of a big brother organization constantly looking over the shoulders of the development team. The more reasonable approach is... » read more

Verification And Validation Of Automotive Safety Element Out Of Context


With the increased use of electronics and software in the automotive systems, there are strict requirements for complex functions to perform safely and avoid causing damages to life and property in case of a failure. With the technology getting more complex, there are increasing risks from systematic failures and random hardware failures that need to be considered within the scope of functional... » read more

New Robots Require New Ways To Think About Processors


We’re on the cusp of a revolution in robots. After years of relatively moderate growth, sales of commercial and industrial robots are slated to grow by 25% to 35% per year over the next decade, according to Boston Consulting Group, and could reach $260 billion by 2030 to meet the demands of manufacturers, retailers and others to streamline supply chains, enhance safety and boost productivity.... » read more

A Novel ISO 26262-Compliant Test Bench to Assess the Diagnostic Coverage of Software Hardening Techniques against Digital Components Random Hardware Failures


Abstract "This paper describes a novel approach to assess detection mechanisms and their diagnostic coverage, implemented using embedded software, designed to identify random hardware failures affecting digital components. In the literature, many proposals adopting fault injection methods are available, with most of them focusing on transient faults and not considering the functional safety st... » read more

How Do I Come To Trust An Electronic Component?


Can I trust all of the electronic systems in my vehicle, for example if I’m driving my car at a high speed on the highway or in city traffic at a confusing intersection? Will all of the vehicle’s sensors work as they should and correctly recognize all of the possible dangers around me? In modern vehicles and complex industrial plants today, a number of sensors and many electronic compone... » read more

Accelerating Automotive Safety Certification With ASIL Compliant Certified IP


By Pavithra C. Suriyanarayanan and Srini Krishnaswami The autonomous vehicle market is growing at a tremendous rate and functional safety in conventional, hybrid, and electric automobiles plays a significant role in achieving the required certification. Auto makers must go through numerous government regulations that call for increased safety and reliability all the way down to the component... » read more

A Novel ISO 26262-Compliant Test Bench to Assess the Diagnostic Coverage of Software Hardening Techniques against Digital Components Random Hardware Failures


New research paper from Politecnico di Torino. Abstract: "This paper describes a novel approach to assess detection mechanisms and their diagnostic coverage, implemented using embedded software, designed to identify random hardware failures affecting digital components. In the literature, many proposals adopting fault injection methods are available, with most of them focusing on transien... » read more

Functional Safety In Industrial Automation


As technology advances and continues to improve, functional safety demands critical consideration across most industrial automation equipment and is now starting to become increasingly important in numerous other applications including service robotics, medical, and building automation in order to prevent adverse effects due to equipment failure in addition to preventing accidents. Set manufact... » read more

E/E Architecture Synthesis: Challenges and Technologies


ACADEMIC PAPER Abstract "In recent years, the electrical and/or electronic architecture of vehicles has been significantly evolving. The new generation of cars demands a considerable amount of computational power due to a large number of safety-critical applications and driver-assisted functionalities. Consequently, a high-performance computing unit is required to provide the demanded pow... » read more

Meet Both Security And Safety Needs In New Automotive SoCs


With advances in hardware and software, smart vehicles are improving with every generation. Capabilities that once seemed far-off and futuristic—from automatic braking to self-driving features—are now either standard or within reach. However, as vehicle architectures evolve, the ways that both security and safety can be addressed at the system-on-chip (SoC) level also must evolve. Cars a... » read more

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