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Integrating Functional Safety Enabled 3rd Party IP
The autonomous driving revolution is here. News of the latest breakthrough, or setback, is ever-present as car manufacturers race to become the first company to offer self-driving cars. Behind the scenes an equally important factory automation revolution is happening as well. The key to achieving both these futuristic milestones lies with answering the question, “How do we enable automation safely?” From an electronic system perspective, this is addressed by functional safety standards such as ISO 26262 and IEC 61508. In order to make autonomous systems technically feasible, more and more functionality is being integrated into powerful and complex System-on-Chips (SoCs). As these SoCs become more integrated and integral to the system, they in turn take on more responsibility for addressing functional safety through enhanced features, process, and documentation. Modern SoC developers typically integrate multiple pieces of Intellectual Property (IP) from external vendors. IP suppliers are addressing the functional safety trend by offering safety documentation and features with their products. This paper will look at the requirements for IP integration from the functional safety standard ISO 26262, explain the roles of the IP supplier and the IP integrator with respect to functional safety, and give guidance on the limitations and challenges of integrating 3rd party IP into functional safety designs.
--- Date: 26.02.2019 Time: 10:00 - 10:30 Location: Conference Counter NCC Ost