Making automotive SoCs functional-safety-aware
7/21/2014 01:00 PM EDT
The proliferation of electronic systems in automobiles has resulted in the creation of new automotive standards to ensure safety.
The ISO 26262 standard is an adoption of the more general IEC 61508 functional safety standard for electrical/ electronic/ programmable electronic safety-related systems.
ISO 26262 defines functional safety for automotive equipment and addresses possible hazards caused by the malfunctioning of electronic and electrical systems in passenger vehicles. Components of automotive electrical/electronic systems play a critical role in achieving compliance with the ISO 26262 standard.
At every level in the development of safety systems, from the selection of processor IP and the IP development process, to software development and even document creation, there is a need to address functional safety compliance. Understanding the compliance with ISO 26262 from a processor IP perspective, the role of the processor IP, its software, and its documentation can help ease the certification process.
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