USA & Italy - ArterisIP (www.arteris.com), the innovative supplier of silicon-proven commercial system-on-chip (SoC) interconnect IP, and ResilTech (www.resiltech.com), a specialist in resilient computing and functional safety for automotive systems, 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.”