Safety and Platform-Based Design

Safety and Platform-Based Design
by Bernard Murphy on 10-22-2019 at 5:00 am

I was at Arm TechCon as usual this year and one of the first panels I covered was close to the kickoff, hosted by Andrew Hopkins (Dir System Technology at Arm), Kurt Shuler (VP marketing at Arteris IP) and Jens Benndorf (Managing Dir and COO at Dream Chip Technologies). The topic was implementing ISO 26262-compliant AI SoCs with Arm… Read More


Functional Safety ARC Processor IP will speed automotive system design

Functional Safety ARC Processor IP will speed automotive system design
by Tom Simon on 10-09-2019 at 10:00 am

In the automotive space you can’t even get out of the starting gate without Functional Safety (FS). All electronic system that go into cars must have ISO 26262 certification. However, this is not something you slap on after the fact. From the ground up the requirements for ISO 26262 must be considered and the proper processes must… 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


Mentor Tessent Products Ready for Second Edition of ISO 26262 Coming in March 2018

Mentor Tessent Products Ready for Second Edition of ISO 26262 Coming in March 2018
by Mitch Heins on 01-17-2018 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedHave you notice how smart your automobile is getting? Watching the first round of NFL playoffs I lost count on the number of TV commercials showing cars weaving through tight construction zones (and Star Wars figures), big trucks parking in incredibly tight spaces, cars avoiding rear-end collisions and pedestrians,… Read More


Driver Assistance and Autonomous? Need ASIL D Ready Certified CPU!

Driver Assistance and Autonomous? Need ASIL D Ready Certified CPU!
by Eric Esteve on 03-13-2017 at 12:00 pm

The automotive segment is moving from a kind of niche, filled with commodities and highly specialized low complexity IC, to an innovative and very dynamic segment attracting most of the big players, from Qualcomm to Nvidia or Intel. These chip makers are targeting automotive as they need to find new growth areas, and they have quicklyRead More


Automotive OEMs Get Boost as NetSpeed NoC is Certified ISO 26262 Ready

Automotive OEMs Get Boost as NetSpeed NoC is Certified ISO 26262 Ready
by Mitch Heins on 03-07-2017 at 12:00 pm

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I read with great interest today news from NetSpeed Systems that both their Gemini and Orion NoC IPs have been certified ISO 26262 ASIL D ready. They were certified by SGS-TUV Saar GmbH, an independent accredited assessor. This is a big deal as up till now, it was left up to the OEMs to do most of the heavily lifting to qualify… Read More