DesignWare ARC EM22FS IP is certified for ISO 26262 ASIL D compliance

Believed to be the industry’s first functional safety processor IP to meet ASIL, Synopsys releases the DesignWare ARC EM22FS functional safety processor IP. It has achieved certification for full ISO 26262 automotive safety integrity level (ASIL) D compliance, meeting both random hardware fault detection and systematic functional safety development flow requirements.

Full compliance allows companies to accelerate development and assessment of their automotive safety critical SoCs for random and systematic compliance per the ISO 26262 standard, explains Synopsys.

To meet stringent safety requirements, the ARC functional safety processor offers integrated safety critical hardware features including error correcting code (ECC) for memories and interfaces, transient fault protection for internal registers, diagnostic error injection, and an integrated self-checking safety monitor.

“Synopsys’ DesignWare ARC EM22FS Functional Safety Processor full compliance is based on SGS-TÜV Saar’s comprehensive assessment of Synopsys’ functional safety development flow in accordance with the ISO 26262 standard,” said Wolfgang Ruf, head of Functional Safety for Semiconductors at SGS-TÜV Saar. Certification confirms that the IP meets the stringent requirements of the automotive industry, providing designers the confidence to integrate the IP and achieve compliance for SoC designs.

The ASIL D compliant ARC EM22FS is a dual core lockstep processor IP based on the compact ARC EM Processor family. The IP includes comprehensive safety documents such as failure modes, effects and diagnostic analysis (FMEDA), safety manual, safety case report, ISO 26262 functional safety assessment report, and other safety-related documents to accelerate the functional safety analysis and certification of automotive SoCs.

The ARC functional safety processor IP is developed based on the ISO 9001 certified quality management system (QMS) for Synopsys DesignWare IP supporting additional automotive quality requirements. The ASIL D-compliant DesignWare ARC MetaWare Development Toolkit for Safety, helps software developers accelerate the development of ISO 26262 compliant code. The ARC functional safety processors combined with Synopsys’ essential interface and foundation IP solutions in Synopsys’ automotive ADAS reference design.

“Preventing random hardware faults or systematic failures in automobiles starts at the SoC level, which means that the IP that is integrated into these chips must adhere to the ISO 26262 functional safety standard,” said John Koeter, senior vice president of marketing and strategy for IP at Synopsys.

The DesignWare ARC EM22FS functional safety processor and ARC MetaWare Toolkit for Safety are available now.

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