The ISO 26262 standard defines straightforward metrics for evaluating the “safeness” of a design by defining safety goals, safety mechanisms, and fault metrics. However, determining those metrics is difficult because evaluating every possible fault is impractical on the size of today’s designs. Formal verification tools have an advantage over other approaches because formal tools have [...]
Customising APIS IQ software for ISO26262 safety analysis – Closing the gap from concept to Verification
Complex designs achieve ISO26262 via the introduction of Safety Mechanisms to protect against random hardware faults that can cause a violation of a Safety Goal. The challenge is in performing a comprehensive safety analysis of the design, and proving the completeness of the analysis in an efficient manner. Krishna Priya Chakiat Ramamoorthy from Infineon Technologies [...]
Safety critical development processes, governed by standards such as ISO26262, include the use of fault correction components that protect the device against Random faults that occur naturally during operation. A methodology has evolved that makes use of fault simulation and formal techniques to establish the diagnostic coverage of safe faults, and detect dangerous faults. A [...]
Autonomous driving is becoming real. Coming out of the realm of research, autonomous vehicles are now on roads around you. Safety of these vehicles is an important consideration in their design. How do you make sure that the vehicle is safe enough for you to put your loved ones in it? Ann Keffer, Product Management [...]
Presentation Slides and Recordings of DVClub Europe – “Methodologies for Rigorous Safety Verification”, 28th November 2017 are now available!
T&VS organized a European DVClub on 28th November 2017 with a focus on “Methodologies for Rigorous Safety Verification”. Speakers were from Mentor Graphics, Cadence, Infineon, and One Spin Solutions and the presentations are now available on the T&VS website. Ann Keffer, Product Management Director, Cadence Design Systems Methodologies for Rigorous Safety Verification Jörg Große, Product [...]
Formal Fault Injection is a verification technique used in safety critical automotive devices as well as other high reliability applications. Safety mechanisms are one of the most critical areas of ISO-26262 compliant automotive designs and their architecture and quality is a key differentiator for various IC providers. Mark Handover of Mentor Graphics, discussed on the [...]
Safety critical development processes, governed by standards such as ISO26262, include the use of fault correction components that protect the device against random faults that occur naturally during operation. The verification of these devices to ensure that a high proportion of these faults will be handled correctly is essential, driving a key diagnostic fault coverage [...]
This article from Semiconductor Engineering captures the conversation from industry experts on the need for a formal specification, coverage, and the future of formal technologies and outlines the progress towards formal verification being used for analog/mixed signal. Read More Learn more about T&VS Formal Verification services and know why formal verification is going mainstream for verification methodologies.
ISO 26262 is an international standard for functional safety of electrical and/or electronic systems for production of automobiles, and is the first standard of its kind which will drive significant change in both EDA and silicon suppliers. John Brennan, Product Management Director for Cadence Design Systems, discussed why functional safety requires a new generation of [...]
The goal of the SAFEPOWER project (an EU Horizon 2020 programme) is to enable the development of low power mixed-criticality systems through the provision of a reference architecture, platforms and tools to facilitate the development, testing, and validation of these kinds of systems according to the market needs. Simon Davidmann of Imperas Software, presented an [...]