Accellera Tackles Functional Safety, Mixed-Signal

Accellera Tackles Functional Safety, Mixed-Signal
by Bernard Murphy on 05-05-2020 at 6:00 am

Accellera

I managed a few meetings at DVCon this year in spite of the Coronavirus problems. One of these was with Lu Dai Chairman of Accellera. I generally meet with Lu each year to get an update on where they are headed, and he had some interesting new topics to share.

Membership and headcount remain pretty stable. Any changes (at the associate… Read More


Synopsys – Turbocharging the TCAM Portfolio with eSilicon

Synopsys – Turbocharging the TCAM Portfolio with eSilicon
by Mike Gianfagna on 04-27-2020 at 10:00 am

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About 90 days ago, Synopsys completed the acquisition of certain IP assets from eSilicon. The remaining entirety of eSilicon was acquired by Inphi Corporation. I was the VP of marketing at eSilicon during that acquisition so it’s very interesting to me to find out how things are going with those certain IP assets.  I got an opportunity… Read More


Functional Safety Using ANSYS medini analyze Hands-On Training

Functional Safety Using ANSYS medini analyze Hands-On Training
by Admin on 03-09-2020 at 9:00 am

March 9, 2020 – March 10, 2020

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (EST)

Venue:
ANSYS, Inc.
900 Victors Way
Atrium One, Suite 350
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
USA

Contact:
Danielle Frederick
248-251-0128

 

Join ANSYS for a free two-day hands-on workshop training session as we discuss the power of ANSYS medini

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IP to SoC Flow Critical for ISO 26262

IP to SoC Flow Critical for ISO 26262
by Tom Simon on 12-17-2019 at 6:00 am

IP integration flow for functional safety

In thinking about automotive electronics safety standards, such as ISO 26262, it is easy to jump to the conclusion that they are in reference to systems such as autonomous driving, which are entering the marketplace. In reality, functional safety in automotive electronics plays a significant role in many well-established automotive… Read More


ITC shines light on new Mentor Test announcements

ITC shines light on new Mentor Test announcements
by Tom Simon on 11-18-2019 at 10:00 am

The 50th International Test Conference was just held in Washington DC, where papers, sessions, workshops and announcements addressing the increasing complexity and expanding use of semiconductors showed that innovations in test are crucial to design and product success. Test methodologies and even the scope of test have … Read More


Achieving Functional Safety through a Certified Flow

Achieving Functional Safety through a Certified Flow
by Daniel Payne on 08-26-2019 at 10:00 am

Methodics: Tool and process certification

Functional safety (FuSa) is a big deal, especially when driving a car. My beloved 1998 Acura RL recently exhibited a strange behavior at 239K miles, after making a turn the steering wheel would stay tilted in the direction of the last turn instead of straightening out. The auto mechanic pinpointed the failure to the ball joints, … Read More


Mentor Showcases Digital Twin Demo

Mentor Showcases Digital Twin Demo
by Bernard Murphy on 03-06-2019 at 6:00 am

Mentor put on a very interesting tutorial at DVCon this year. Commonly DVCon tutorials center around a single tool; less commonly (in my recent experience) they will detail a solution flow but still within the confines of chip or chip + software design. It is rare indeed to see presentations on a full system design including realistic… 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


Autonomous Driving and Functional Safety

Autonomous Driving and Functional Safety
by Tom Dillinger on 07-25-2018 at 12:00 pm

The timelines proposed by automobile manufacturers for enabling fully autonomous driving are extremely aggressive. At the recent DAC55 conference in San Francisco, I attended a panel discussion on Functional Safety issues for assisted and autonomous driving, sponsored by Mentor Graphics. I also had the opportunity to chat… 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