From staying up-to-date on standards to managing data, complying with functional safety requirements has been a time-consuming, manual effort. Cadence is transforming this process by automating fault injection and result analysis for IP, SoC, and system designs.

Built on the proven Cadence® Incisive® verification platform, our end-to-end functional safety solution reduces automotive ISO 26262 compliance effort by 50%. The solution is available as part of the Cadence System Development Suite.

Fulfilling the ISO 26262 traceability, safety verification, and TCL requirements, our solution includes Incisive Functional Safety Simulator and functional safety analysis capability in the Cadence vManager™ Metric-Driven Signoff Platform.

The solution delivers:

  • Seamless reuse of functional and mixed-signal verification environments to accelerate the time to develop safety verification
  • Support for multiple fault types, including single event upset (SEU), stuck-at-0/stuck-at-1, and single event transient
  • Automatically generates a safety verification plan from the fault dictionary created by the simulator. The vManager platform can then track millions of detected, partially detected, and undetected faults introduced into simulation to verify the safety systems in a design.
  • Highlights potential and undetected fault runs for further debugging

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Cadence is the first EDA supplier to achieve comprehensive “Fit for Purpose - Tool Confidence Level 1 (TCL1)” certification enabling automotive semiconductor manufacturers, OEMs and component suppliers to meet stringent ISO 26262 automotive safety requirements. Cadence® tool and flow documentation was evaluated by TÜV SÜD, an internationally accredited independent testing and conformity assessment company, and deemed to be fit for use with ASIL A through ASIL D automotive design projects.

Cadence offers automotive Functional Safety Documentation Kits covering the full spectrum of semiconductor design and verification. The kits satisfy documentation requirements that the automotive component supplier must provide for their tools and flow to achieve ASIL certification. Additionally, the kits reduce the effort required to evaluate tool use cases within each of the supplier’s automotive design projects and help automotive component suppliers avoid the costly efforts of tool-qualification activities.

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