Verifying Safety-Specification Compliance of RTL Designs

Conference: FV2016 (click here to see full programme)
Speaker: Holger Busch, Senior Staff Engineer
Organisation: Infineon Technologies
Presentation Title: Verifying Safety-Specification Compliance of RTL Designs
Abstract: Incorporating hardware safety measures in designs inevitably causes overhead in terms of area, propagation delays, and power consumption. The identification of safety-critical elements of hardware architectures therefore follows general principles, and needs to take into account results of various analyses at concept and design level in order to keep the undesired side-effects of the extra safeguarding logic under control. Configurable hardware safety mechanisms allow the trade-offs between increased safety and hardware optimization to be explored and adjusted.

This presentation discusses an automated formal safety verification flow for not only ensuring the effectiveness of the actually installed safety measures in instantiated designs, but also providing evidence that hardware elements are actually covered and safeguarded as specified, as needed for safety certification according to ISO26262.

  • Safety-Register Specification
  • Formal Safety-Verification
  • ISO26262
Speaker Bio: Holger Busch holds a diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Aachen, and a PhD from Brunel University of West London. During his professional life he has been working for different companies such as Mannesmann AG, Siemens AG – Central Research, and Infineon Technologies AG, doing research and development, application projects, project management, concept, design, software, and verification engineering in many different fields like operations research, process automation, power distribution, electronic design automation, automotive microcontrollers, formal methods, and digital hardware design. He is a certified ISO 26262 Automotive Functional Safety Professional.

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