Using IP in a SoC Compliant with ISO 26262

Using IP in a SoC Compliant with ISO 26262
by Daniel Payne on 11-19-2018 at 12:00 pm

The automotive segment is being well served by semiconductor suppliers of all sizes because of the unit volumes, and the constant push to automate more of the driving decisions to silicon and software can raise lots of questions about safety, reliability and trust. Fortunately the ISO standards body has already put in place a functional… Read More


Open-Silicon Embraces the Latest ISO 9001 Specification with Certification by SGS

Open-Silicon Embraces the Latest ISO 9001 Specification with Certification by SGS
by Tom Simon on 11-07-2018 at 7:00 am

A quality standard that stays static and is not itself targeted for continuous improvement, is a standard that is breaking one of the first tenets of quality. This is why the ISO 9001 specification has been updated several times since its introduction in 1987. The first version was fairly modest. The most recent version was released… Read More


Designing Integrated ADAS Domain Controller SoCs with ISO 26262 Certified IP

Designing Integrated ADAS Domain Controller SoCs with ISO 26262 Certified IP
by Camille Kokozaki on 11-01-2018 at 12:00 pm

As new automotive Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) based product releases intensifies while a more stringent set of safety requirements are mandated, it is not surprising that subsystem and electronic suppliers are looking for pre-designed and ISO 26262 certified IP that can address both imperatives of schedule and… Read More


ISO 26262: People, Process and Product

ISO 26262: People, Process and Product
by Bernard Murphy on 08-29-2018 at 12:00 pm

Kurt Shuler, VP Marketing at Arteris IP, is pretty passionate that people working in the automotive supply chain should understand not just a minimalist reading of ISO 26262 as it applies to them but rather the broader intent, particularly as it is likely to affect others higher in the supply chain. As an active ISO 26262 working … Read More


Netspeed and NSITEXE talk about automotive design trends at 55DAC

Netspeed and NSITEXE talk about automotive design trends at 55DAC
by Tom Simon on 08-02-2018 at 12:00 pm

DAC is where both sides of the design equation come together for discussion and learning. This is what makes attending DAC discussion panels so interesting; you are going to hear from providers of tools, methodologies and IP as well as those who need to use them to deliver working solutions. There are few places where the interplay… Read More


The Starting Point of Functional Safety Analysis

The Starting Point of Functional Safety Analysis
by Bernard Murphy on 06-19-2018 at 7:00 am

In the course of building my understanding of functional safety, particularly with respect to ISO 26262, I have developed a better understanding of the design methods used to mitigate safety problems and the various tools and techniques that are applied to measure the impact of those diagnostics against ASIL goals. One area in… Read More


ISO 26262 Traceability Requirements for Automotive Electronics Design

ISO 26262 Traceability Requirements for Automotive Electronics Design
by Daniel Payne on 06-12-2018 at 12:00 pm

Reading the many articles on SemiWiki and other publications we find experts talking about the automotive market, mostly because it’s in growth mode, has large volumes and vehicles consume more semiconductors every year. OK, that’s on the plus side, but what about functional safety for automotive electronics?… Read More


ISO 26262 First – ASIL-D Ready Vision Processor IP Available

ISO 26262 First – ASIL-D Ready Vision Processor IP Available
by Tom Simon on 05-29-2018 at 12:00 pm

Synopsys made a pretty major announcement regarding their new ASIL-B,C and D ready embedded vision processor IP. This matters because you cannot bolt on the design elements and features needed to achieve these ASIL levels later, and this IP is absolutely necessary for ADAS systems and other critical safety systems in automobiles.… Read More


ISO 26262: My IP Supplier Checks the Boxes, So That’s Covered, Right?

ISO 26262: My IP Supplier Checks the Boxes, So That’s Covered, Right?
by Bernard Murphy on 05-24-2018 at 7:00 am

Everyone up and down the electronics supply chain is jumping on the ISO 26262 bandwagon and naturally they all want to show that whatever they sell is compliant or ready for compliance. We probably all know the basics here – a product certification from one of the assessment organizations, a designated safety manager and a few other… Read More


Functional Safety is a Driving Topic for ISO 26262

Functional Safety is a Driving Topic for ISO 26262
by Tom Simon on 05-23-2018 at 12:00 pm

When I was young, functional safety for automobiles consisted of checking tread depth and replacing belts and hoses before long trips. I’ll confess that this was a long time ago. Though even not that long ago, the only way you found out about failing systems was going to the mechanic and having them hook up a reader to the OBD port. Or,… Read More