Functional Safety: A Way of Life

Functional safety is the part of the overall safety of a system or piece of equipment that depends on the system or equipment operating correctly in response to its inputs, including the safe management of likely operator errors, hardware and software failures and environmental changes. This article summarizes how functional safety, which is a crucial [...]

2018-03-30T14:33:42+00:00 30th March, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Verification of Functional Safety

The verification of functional safety is a nascent technology, but one that is essential to achieving autonomy in automobiles. While the tools are beyond the first generation, as developed for manufacturing test, there is a lot more that can be done.Today, the expert in the loop is necessary because the problem as defined is close [...]

2018-03-01T06:44:50+00:00 1st March, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Verification of Functional Safety: Part II

Functional safety is becoming a key part of chip design, and an increasingly problematic one for many engineering teams. Functional safety for electrical and electronic systems is nothing new. It has been an essential element in every industry for many years. But the growing importance of functional safety within the automobile industry presents a number [...]

2018-02-07T05:55:09+00:00 7th February, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Verification of Functional Safety

Functional safety is becoming a key part of chip design, and an increasingly problematic one for many engineering teams. Verification flow of Functional safety for automotive SoCs must ensure zero design bugs, using coverage-driven functional verification, and zero safety risks, using a functional safety verification strategy that complies with the ISO 26262 automotive safety standard. [...]

2018-02-01T06:51:03+00:00 1st February, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Building in Functional Safety at The Lowest Hardware Levels Supports Autonomous Driving’s Future

Adoption trends in current ADAS design blaze a trail for resilient, high-performance computing using a distributed, configurable SoC interconnect. This article explores how to build functional safety at the hardware levels that can support the future of autonomous driving system. Read More Learn more about how T&VS Automotive Verification and Test solutions help to address [...]

2018-01-05T03:49:29+00:00 5th January, 2018|Blog, Thought Leadership|

How Static and Dynamic Failure Analysis Can Improve Productivity in the Assessment of Functional Safety

Functional safety is a major enabler of many of the current and upcoming automotive products and has been formalized by the ISO 26262 standard. This body of work recommends methods and techniques to demonstrate that specific targets for failure (FIT) rates and fault coverage metrics are successfully met. This article outlines the environment of fault [...]

2017-12-22T04:00:43+00:00 22nd December, 2017|Blog, Thought Leadership|

The Uncontrolled Rise of Functional Safety Standards

Over the past years, advances in software and hardware have made it possible to create sophisticated systems controlling crucial aspects of complex equipment, from rolling and pitching in aircrafts, to steering and braking in cars. The processes and methods defined in functional safety standards are crucial to ensure that these systems behave as expected and [...]

2017-12-07T05:53:06+00:00 7th December, 2017|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Virtual Prototyping for Fault Analysis, Functional Safety

Over the past decade, the complexity of electrical systems that go into an automobile has been increasing exponentially. This article from EETimes highlights why performing fault simulation on a virtual simulation platform proves a lucrative option to save time, money, and deliver safe and secure products to their customers when automotive manufacturers aim at compliance [...]

2017-08-01T06:28:13+00:00 1st August, 2017|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Lowering the Cost and the Risk of Achieving Functional Safety

The need to balance ever-increasing pressures to reduce costs and improve productivity against mandated safety regulations is one of the most difficult challenges in industry today. This article explains how to achieve the functional safety by lowering the costs and reducing the risks. Read More Check how T&VS offers a proven set of techniques and methods to enable [...]

2017-06-30T05:01:19+00:00 30th June, 2017|Blog, Thought Leadership|

Chip Design Takes on Functional Safety

The buzz throughout the semiconductor industry is about autonomous cars and the opportunities they’re creating for chip designers. Realizing this goal requires a new paradigm of devising, deploying and certifying functional safety compliance. This article from EETimes outlines how automotive electronics is leading the way in demonstrating reliable and verifiable functional safety through the strict [...]

2017-06-06T09:20:55+00:00 6th June, 2017|Blog, Thought Leadership|
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