Kurt Shuler, VP Marketing, Arteris
12/19/2014 12:20 PM EST
As the electronic processing capabilities of automobiles increases, more and more semiconductor companies are trying to enter the market.
Those who want to transition from the mobility or PC markets have a long journey ahead if they plan on entering the new segment with a design that meets all the required safety standards.
Fortunately, SoC developers can start this long journey with intermediate trips along the way.
By incorporating fault tolerant features within the SoC on-chip communications infrastructure, design teams do not have to bite off more than they can chew. They can implement measures that protect the data path first, which will then put themselves in a better position to reach the finish line and get their projects qualified.
Most design teams see the final destination as the ISO 26262 standard and then work backwards to try to meet its requirements, but that could make the journey fraught with frequent and unpredictable pit stops.
It is much better to design the product from the beginning with the intent of meeting functional safety requirements.
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