Safety qualification for leading edge IP elements – presentation at REUSE 2017 in Santa Clara

Safety qualification for leading edge IP elements – presentation at REUSE 2017 in Santa Clara
by Tom Simon on 12-06-2017 at 12:00 pm

To ensure the reliability of automotive electronics, standards like AEC-Q100 and ISO 26262 have helped tremendously. They have created rational and explicit steps for developing and testing the electronic systems that go into our cars. These are not some abstract future requirement for fully autonomous cars, rather they are… Read More


Webinar Preview: Alexa, can you help me build a better SoC?

Webinar Preview: Alexa, can you help me build a better SoC?
by Mitch Heins on 09-13-2017 at 7:00 am

Nothing is pushing complexity in system-on-chips (SoCs) designs like the drive (no pun intended) to make autonomous vehicles a widespread reality. Autonomous vehicle systems require heterogeneous architectures with reliable, efficient communications between CPU clusters, vision processing accelerators, storage and… Read More


Rob Bates on Safety and ISO26262

Rob Bates on Safety and ISO26262
by Bernard Murphy on 07-12-2017 at 7:00 am

Most of us would agree that safety is important in transportation and most of us know that in automotive electronics this means ISO26262 compliance. But, except for the experts, the details don’t make for an especially gripping read. I thought it would be interesting to get behind the process to better understand the motivation,… Read More


Making Cars Smarter And Safer

Making Cars Smarter And Safer
by Tom Simon on 04-18-2017 at 12:00 pm

The news media has naturally focused on the handful of deaths that have occurred while auto-pilot features have been enabled. In reality, automobile deaths are occurring at a lower rate now than ever. In 2014 the rate was 1.08 deaths per 100 million miles driven. Compare that to the 5.06 per 100M miles in 1960, or a whopping 24.09 in… Read More


Mentor Webinar Series: Integrating the Systems Engineering Flow

Mentor Webinar Series: Integrating the Systems Engineering Flow
by Bernard Murphy on 10-28-2016 at 7:00 am

Product lifecycle management is probably not the most gripping topic for most design engineers. You want to get on with architecture, design, verification and implementation. But if you are building products for any safety-sensitive application in a car, a medical appliance, avionics, railway applications in Europe – to name… Read More


CEO Interview: Charlie Janac of Arteris

CEO Interview: Charlie Janac of Arteris
by Daniel Nenni on 10-17-2016 at 7:00 am

Charlie Janac ArterisIP

When Charlie Janac talks, people listen, absolutely. Charlie’s 30 year career spans EDA, IP, semiconductor equipment, nano-technology, and venture capital. For the last 11 years he has been CEO of interconnect IP provider Arteris who invented the industry’s first commercial network on chip (NoC) SoC interconnect IP… Read More


Supernovae and Safety

Supernovae and Safety
by Bernard Murphy on 02-05-2016 at 7:00 am

Whenever we push the bounds of reliability in any domain, we run into new potential sources of error. Perhaps not completely new, but rather concerns new to that domain. That’s the case for Single Event Upsets (SEUs) which are radiation-triggered bit-flips, and Single Event Transients (SETs) which are radiation-triggered pulses… Read More


Auto Introspection

Auto Introspection
by Bernard Murphy on 12-20-2015 at 4:00 pm

It is an indictment of our irrationality that our cars are now more health-conscious than we are. Increasingly safety-conscious readings of the ISO26262 standard now encourage that safety-critical electronics (anti-lock braking control for example) automatically self-test, not just at power-on but repeatedly as the car… Read More


Automotive MCU code fault-busting with vHIL

Automotive MCU code fault-busting with vHIL
by Don Dingee on 09-30-2015 at 7:00 pm

With electronic and software content in vehicles skyrocketing, and the expectations for flawless operation getting larger, the need for system-level verification continues to grow. Last month, we looked at a Synopsys methodology for virtual hardware in the loop, or vHIL… Read More


ARC EM SEP Processor, Safety Ready Solution for Automotive

ARC EM SEP Processor, Safety Ready Solution for Automotive
by Eric Esteve on 10-30-2013 at 5:24 am

If you are familiar with Processor IP core, you certainly know DesignWare ARC EM4 core, 32-bit CPU that SoC designers can optimize for a wide range of uses, and differentiate by using patented configuration technology to tailor each ARC core instance to meet specific performance, power and area requirements. If you develop a product… Read More