Certification Provides Highest Degree of Safety-Related Confidence and Accelerates Functional Safety Qualification
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- May 10, 2016 -- Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), today announced that key products in its functional safety verification solution are now certified for the ISO 26262 automotive functional safety standard. SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH, an independent accredited assessor, formally certified VCS® Functional Verification solution, Certitude™ functional qualification solution, and Verdi® Debug solution with verification planning and coverage, following an industry-standard Functional Safety Tool Qualification. The ISO 26262 certification provides SoC and IP teams with the highest Tool Confidence Level (TCL1) to use the Synopsys verification solution for safety-critical automotive applications and accelerate functional safety qualification for automotive ICs, up to the stringent requirements for ASIL D.
"The ISO 26262 certification was issued based on a successful Functional Safety Tool Qualification of Synopsys' verification solution including VCS, Certitude, Verdi Planner and coverage technology," said Gudrun Neumann, Functional Safety Team Leader, Software at SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH. "With this certification, SoC and IP teams can use Synopsys' verification solution with full confidence (TCL1) for safety-critical automotive applications, to meet their overall functional safety requirements."
Automotive electronic systems continue to grow rapidly in complexity and size. As a result, safety verification is emerging as a critical requirement for automotive SoC and IP designs. The ISO 26262 standard outlines a set of stringent requirements, with ASIL D being the most stringent level, that must be adhered to while developing functionally safe automotive ICs and SoCs. This includes the qualification of EDA software products being used.
"Synopsys has a successful track record of collaboration with leading automotive semiconductor companies for the verification of their safety-critical designs," said Debashis Chowdhury, vice president R&D in Synopsys' Verification Group. "The ASIL D certification of Synopsys' verification solution further demonstrates our commitment to comply with industry safety standards, enabling design teams to meet their increasingly important functional safety requirements."
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world's 16th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest quality and security, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at www.synopsys.com.