Joint engineering and integration effort simplifies and accelerates ISO 26262 FMEDA and diagnostic coverage for ASIL D qualification
CAMPBELL, Calif. and PONTEDERA, Italy – June 20, 2017 – ArterisIP, the innovative supplier of silicon-proven commercial system-on-chip (SoC) interconnect IP, and ResilTech S.R.L., the leader in resilient computing and functional safety for automotive systems, today announced a strategic partnership to help semiconductor design teams efficiently validate ISO26262 functional safety levels for automotive systems-on-chip.
The growth in supercomputer-like performance required for city-driving autonomous vehicles is causing explosive adoption of highly parallel chip architectures using cache coherency for machine learning, computer vision and sensor fusion. This, in turn, magnifies the complexity of functional safety mechanisms and diagnostic coverage analyses required to achieve the ISO 26262 ASIL D level. Both companies think that for full commercial deployment, automated driving electronics will require ASIL D functional safety level certification. Because these SoC architectures are implemented in the physical world through the configuration of inter-processor communications, the on-chip SoC interconnect bears the burden of simultaneously satisfying these conflicting requirements.
The ArterisIP and ResilTech partnership addresses these issues by providing SoC designers:
- A quantitative (FMEDA) and qualitative (FMEA) functional safety assessment of the ArterisIP Ncore Cache Coherent Interconnect and the Ncore Resilience Package IP
- A complete set of ISO 26262 deliverables for multiple SoC reference designs, which can then be used as a foundation for design teams to prepare ISO 26262 work products for their own custom SoC designs
- Tools and methods to automate this work, including directing fault injection campaigns using industry-leading EDA tools
- Consulting services by experienced functional safety and interconnect IP experts to help ArterisIP and ResilTech customers more quickly perform their own ISO 26262 activities
“Working with ArterisIP allows ResilTech to apply its automotive resilience expertise to a broad range of automotive SoC projects,” said Andrea Bondavalli, Senior Board Member and Co-Founder of ResilTech. “Our goal is to not only provide interconnect-specific functional safety knowledge to ArterisIP automotive customers, but to also ultimately facilitate a resilience verification solution for highly complex SoCs.”
“We are excited to be working with ResilTech to accelerate ISO 26262 functional safety analyses for automotive semiconductor designers creating the world’s most advanced autonomous driving SoCs,” said K. Charles Janac, President and CEO of ArterisIP. “A key objective of our partnership with ResilTech is to build a highly productive functional safety ecosystem for our mutual customers.”
ArterisIP provides system-on-chip (SoC) interconnect IP to accelerate SoC semiconductor assembly for a wide range of applications from automobiles to mobile phones, IoT, cameras, SSD controllers and servers for customers such as Samsung, Huawei / HiSilicon, Mobileye, Altera (Intel), and NXP Semiconductors. ArterisIP products include the Ncore cache coherent and FlexNoC non-coherent interconnect IP, as well as optional Resilience Package (functional safety) and PIANO automated timing closure capabilities. ArterisIP is an active contributor to the United States Technical Advisory Group to ISO TC22/SG3/WG16, which develops the ISO 26262 automotive functional safety standard. Customer results obtained by using ArterisIP products include lower power, higher performance, more efficient design reuse and faster SoC development, leading to lower development and production costs. For more information, visit www.arteris.com or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/arteris.
Resiltech provides services and solutions to ensure the safety and resilience of electronic and computer based solutions to a variety of critical applications and domains including Railways, Metrolines, Automotive and Industrial. Experts from Resiltech join the activity of the ISO Working Group developing the Automotive Functional Safety standard ISO 26262 since the first edition (2011), and now they are involved in the second edition (2018). The support and solutions (based on own methodologies and automated processes and tooling) for Safety management, Safety processes definitions, Requirement Management, Hazard analysis, HW and SW Safety analysis, SoC level HW analysis of micro-architectures, Design/ development/ verification of STL (self test libraries) for CPUs, RAM and Pheripherals, FMEA and FMEDA have made Resiltech a competent and key partner to many actors in Automotive Safety. For more information see http://www.resiltech.com/.