ISO26262, functional safety and system complexity stress need for embedded analytics

CDNLive EMEA 2018 logoTwo weeks ago we attended CDN Live EMEA in Munich – an annual event bringing together Cadence technology users, developers and industry experts for sharing best practices on critical design and verification issues.

The scope of the event was impressive, with a large number of Cadence partners exhibiting and speaking in parallel conference tracks covering a wide range of topics including Full-Flow digital design and signoff, Mixed signal and advanced methodologies, SOC Design and verification, and Package and board design and analysis.

Given the trend amongst our customers to use UltraSoC for “in life” Functional Safety and Security applications, the track on Automotive and IP Solutions was particularly interesting for us. By 2025, 80% of the top ten OEMs will have or will be launching highly autonomous vehicles, and this is driving up the complexity of in-car systems. UltraSoC’s monitors are uniquely placed to identify anomalies in a fraction of the time of other mechanisms, and minimising the “time to detection” is critical for security threats and safety hazards, particularly those associated with chassis, power-train, electrical and active safety (ADAS) systems.

There was much discussion about ISO26262, the investment required, benefits achieved, and lessons learned along the way. A number of IP lifecycle management companies were exhibiting and it’s easy to see the benefits of these solutions for applications where ISO (or other similar standards) require strong traceability from customer requirement through to delivery and beyond. We came away with many ideas of things we can do differently and new partnerships we would like to explore in this space.

The focused nature of this event meant that it was easy to meet the right people and have efficient, productive meetings. But if we missed meeting you at CDN Live, come and see us on the RISC-V pavilion at DAC

To learn more about UltraSoC and functional safety and security, particularly in automotive applications, and to download our free white paper on ISO26262 visit this page.