ASIL B and D Ready DesignWare IP Accelerates Functional Safety Assessments for Automotive SoCs
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- April 25, 2017 -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced it has extended its portfolio of ASIL B and D Ready ISO 26262 certified DesignWare® IP to include PCI Express® 3.1 controller and PHY, USB 3.0 controller, MIPI CSI-2 controllers and D-PHY, LPDDR4 PHY, EEPROM and Trim NVM. The IP was certified by SGS-TÜV Saar, an independent training, testing and certification organization serving the automotive industry. The certified IP consists of automotive safety packages that include failure modes, effects, and diagnostic analysis (FMEDA) reports and safety manuals, giving designers the documentation needed to complete their own certification process. By providing ASIL B and D Ready IP, Synopsys helps designers accelerate their ISO 26262 functional safety assessments and reach automotive safety integrity levels (ASILs) required for their automotive SoCs.
"As electronic processing capabilities increase in automotive applications such as ADAS, it is crucial for companies to ensure that their solutions are ISO 26262 certified for functional safety," said Wolfgang Ruf, head of Functional Safety for Semiconductors at SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH. "By providing ASIL Ready certified IP that has gone through a rigorous testing and validation process, Synopsys enables SoC designers to meet the stringent, safety-critical requirements of the automotive industry."
Synopsys DesignWare IP for automotive SoCs includes safety features such as:
- Error correcting code (ECC) protection for detecting and correcting transient and permanent errors
- Parity protection on data path and configuration registers for ensuring correct data is carried through the SoC
- Debug capabilities, error injection and statistics monitoring for comprehensive system testing
- Diagnostic circuits to periodically test for errors that violate safety goals
In addition to ASIL Ready certified IP, Synopsys provides the necessary design failure mode and effect analysis (DFMEA) reports and implements organizations, policies and processes to meet automotive quality requirements. The IP is designed for high-reliability and tested against applicable AEC-Q100 specifications, enabling designers to reduce design risk and development time for achieving AEC-Q100 qualification.
"Meeting stringent reliability and safety requirements is critical for automotive applications such as collision avoidance, pedestrian detection and lane departure warning," said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP at Synopsys. "By making significant investments in DesignWare IP solutions that are ASIL Ready certified, Synopsys enables designers to accelerate their development schedules and time to automotive certification for their SoCs."
Availability & More Resources
The ASIL Ready certified DesignWare IP portfolio for automotive SoCs is available now:
- ASIL D Ready: MTP EEPROM and FTP Trim NVM, ARC® EM processors with Safety Enhancement Package, ARC EM Safety Islands, Embedded Memories, STAR Hierarchical System and STAR Memory System®
- ASIL B Ready: PCI Express 3.1 controller and PHY, USB 3.0 controller, MIPI CSI-2 controllers and D-PHY, LPDDR4 PHY and Ethernet QoS
For more information, visit the DesignWare IP for automotive SoCs web page.
About DesignWare IP
Synopsys is a leading provider of high-quality, silicon-proven IP solutions for SoC designs. The broad DesignWare IP portfolio includes logic libraries, embedded memories, embedded test, analog IP, wired and wireless interface IP, security IP, embedded processors and subsystems. To accelerate prototyping, software development and integration of IP into SoCs, Synopsys' IP Accelerated initiative offers IP prototyping kits, IP software development kits and IP subsystems. Synopsys' extensive investment in IP quality, comprehensive technical support and robust IP development methodology enable designers to reduce integration risk and accelerate time-to-market. For more information on DesignWare IP, visit www.synopsys.com/designware.
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