Real-Time Safety Monitoring for Predictive and Prescriptive Maintenance in Advanced Automotive Electronics


Software Defined, Electric, and Autonomous vehicles are driving new roadmaps for advanced electronics. Centralized architectures have introduced cutting-edge ECUs and SOCs. Coupled with stringent standardization, automotive manufacturers and OEMs are tasked with achieving functional safety in an ever-developing landscape. Maintaining safety standards without compromising performance and cos... » read more

Holistic Verification and Validation of Automotive IP for Functional Safety SoCs


Automotive functional safety systems have strict requirements to help avoid damages to life and property in case of a failure. As technology becomes more complex, there are increasing safety-related risks from systematic failures and random hardware failures that must be considered during product development. Standards like ISO 26262 provide guidance to mitigate such safety-related risks, by de... » read more

The Uncertainty Of Certifying AI For Automotive


Nearly every new vehicle sold uses AI to make some decisions, but so far there is no consistency in what is being developed, where it is being used, and whether it is compatible with other vehicles on the road. This fragmentation is partially due to the fact that AI is still a nascent technology, and cars and trucks sold today may be significantly different than those that will be sold sever... » read more

Advancing Automotive Functional Safety Through Analog & Mixed-Signal Fault Simulation


The automotive industry is undergoing a major transformation, driven by the rise of electric vehicles, ADAS, connected cars, and autonomous vehicles. Due to the safety-critical nature of automotive applications, the reliability and tolerance to faults in semiconductor designs becomes paramount. This white paper delves into the role of analog fault simulation in the context of automotive functio... » read more

Framework For Early Anomaly Detection In AMS Components Of Automotive SoCs


A technical paper titled “Enhancing Functional Safety in Automotive AMS Circuits through Unsupervised Machine Learning” was published by researchers at University of Texas at Dallas, Intel Corporation, NXP Semiconductors, and Texas Instruments. Abstract: "Given the widespread use of safety-critical applications in the automotive field, it is crucial to ensure the Functional Safety (FuSa) ... » read more

Verification In Crisis


Why is it still so hard to ensure good quality sign-off happens without leaving behind bugs in silicon? The answer, according to my colleagues at DVCon, is highly nuanced. The industry has been improving overall, as has the complexity of designs. For ASICs, 74% of the designs surveyed in the recent Wilson Research Group/Siemens EDA report have one or more processor cores, 52% have two or mor... » read more

Interoperability And Automation Yield A Scalable And Efficient Safety Workflow


By Ann Keffer, Arun Gogineni, and James Kim Cars deploying ADAS and AV features rely on complex digital and analog systems to perform critical real-time applications. The large number of faults that need to be tested in these modern automotive designs make performing safety verification using a single technology impractical. Yet, developing an optimized safety methodology with specific f... » read more

Formal Verification’s Usefulness Widens


Formal verification is being deployed more often and in more places in chip designs as the number of possible interactions grows, and as those chips are used in more critical applications. In the past, much of formal verification was focused on whether a chip would function properly. But as designs become more complex and heterogeneous, and as use cases change, formal verification is being u... » read more

An Entangled Heterarchy


For decades, a form of structural hierarchy has been the principal means of handling complexity in chip design. It's not always perfect, and there is no ideal way in which to divide and conquer because that would need to focus on the analysis being performed. In fact, most systems can be viewed from a variety of different hierarchies, equally correct, and together forming a heterarchy. The e... » read more

Importance Of Certifications In Automotive IP


The automotive industry is renowned for its unwavering commitment to enforcing strict standards for enabling safety, quality, reliability, and security. However, upholding stringent measures to ensure vehicle safety and reliability has led to the need for predictive maintenance i.e., using advanced monitoring and analytical techniques as a part of Silicon Lifecycle Management (SLM) to anticipat... » read more

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