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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 of new twists. This article from Semiengineering how do you trade off cost and safety within an automobile and outlines how to overcome the challenges the chip industry is facing.

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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. This article highlights how do you trade off cost and safety within an automobile and describes some of the challenges the chip industry is facing.

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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.

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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 injection and describes how the static and dynamic failure analysis process enhances the productivity in the standard-mandated functional safety assessment.

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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 safely, even when certain parts such as a microprocessor or other hardware component malfunction.

This article summarizes on why there is an uncontrolled rise of functional safety standards in today’s semiconductor world. Read More


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Compiler for safety critical software – What needs to be done?

The compiler is the central tool, which is required for every software development. It forms the link between the human-readable high-level source code (e.g., C and C ++) and the machine code, interpretable for the hardware processor. For the development of safety critical software according to relevant functional safety standards such as ISO26262 (car), EN50128 (railways), IEC61508 (automation, general) or DO178C (aviation), specific requirements apply for the tools used during the development.

This blog shows a process from the aerospace industry for compiler verification / validation, which is also highly recommended for other industries.

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Functional Safety Issues Rising

Cost and time spent in simulation and test grow as more chips are developed for automotive, industrial and medical markets. This article outlines why developing semiconductors for safety-critical markets such as automotive, industrial and medical involves a growing list of extra steps that need to be taken pre- and post-manufacturing to ensure product integrity, reliability and security.

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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 to standards, such as ISO 26262.

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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.

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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 adherence to ISO26262.

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