A Perfect Blend Of Quality In Functional Safety To Accelerate An Automotive IP Product Release

The integration of functional safety and quality into the automotive development process is crucial for ensuring the safety and reliability of vehicles on the road. Automotive manufacturers must take a comprehensive approach to both functional safety and quality, considering all aspects of the vehicle from design to production and beyond. This includes the use of advanced technologies s... » read more

FMEDA Powered Safety Verification Methodology For Semiconductors

Today’s automobiles require increasingly complex systems and chips, adherence to functional safety processes has become essential during the design development phase. The intricate nature of  semiconductors used in automotive applications is driving the need for functional safety throughout the entire supply chain, reaching not just the automobile manufacturers but also the semiconductor des... » read more

Predictive And Prescriptive Maintenance In The Context Of Automotive Functional Safety

The ever-changing landscape of advanced SOCs reshape traditional approaches of automotive functional safety (FuSa). Electrification (EV), connectivity, driver-assistance (ADAS), and software-defined vehicles (SDV) have ushered in the era of mega-functionality and scale. This paper discusses the paradigm shifts and required methodologies to navigate the surge of innovation and ensure the utmost ... » read more

Creating IP In The Shadow Of ISO 26262

On many levels, designing IP for the automotive sector is similar to targeting aerospace or medical devices — human lives are at risk if something goes wrong, and the list of regulations is significant. In practice, it can turn an interesting chip design project into a complex and often frustrating checklist exercise. In the case of ISO 26262, that includes a 12-part standard for automotiv... » read more

Navigating The Intersection Of Safety And Security

Automotive ICs can be secure without needing to be safe, but a safety critical IC cannot be safe without also being secure. Addressing the intersection of safety and security in highly complex automotive SoCs is challenging even for veteran project teams. This paper focuses on how these two domains intersect, what to consider when analyzing and implementing both safety and security architect... » read more

Automotive Safety: Having The Right Product Portfolio In Place

Changes are happening in almost every aspect of automotive technology, although the main thrust can be encompassed in three megatrends. In the future, vehicles will be increasingly connected, and therefore cybersecurity protection is becoming more and more important. e-mobility will be a major contributor to CO2 reduction, resulting in the need for high-power semiconductors. And automated drivi... » read more

More Than Random: Achieving Systematic ASIL D ISO 26262 Compliance For Automotive SoCs

Automakers are upgrading vehicle autonomy levels from Level2 Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) to Level 2+ and Level 3 and evolving to full Highly Automated Driving (HAD) Level 4 and Level 5 with new safety critical applications. The new applications such as automatic emergency braking, lane keep aid, traffic sign recognition, surround view, drowsiness monitoring, and others improve sa... » read more

Shifting The Burden Of Tool Safety Compliance From Users To Vendors

Functional safety standards demand that this risk be assessed and adequately minimized through tool qualification and other processes. For engineering teams, this is a time-consuming task and, worryingly, one for which there are no mature solutions yet. Tool vendors may provide safety certificates or packages, in an attempt to support their customers with safety compliance. Strategies... » read more

Functional Safety Implementation Goes Mainstream

Electronics engineers are being thrust into the automotive market like never before. The move to electrify automobiles, along with the advent of self-driving cars, means that silicon designers will be designing ever more sophisticated automotive ICs. But cars aren’t like most other electronic systems; it’s imperative that they cause no harm should they fail. This brings us to the realm o... » read more