Getting your Safety Architecture just right

Introduction In a recent industry survey, roughly 40% of ASIC and FPGA project starts had functional safety part of their…

The configurability dilemma creating safe ICs

A traditional automobile today consists of multiple systems controlling everything from the interior atmosphere to drive train to more advanced…

The importance of effective Safety Analysis

In the recent Wilson research industry survey, semiconductor companies reporting have made it clear that functional safety activities consume a…

HDL Coding Standards for DO-254

DO-254 is the state-of-the-art standard guiding the development of airborne hardware. The document defines a hardware design lifecycle with guidance…

Design Linting for ISO 26262

ISO 26262 remains the state of the art standard guiding the development of electronic and electronic systems destined for the…

Deploying Formal in a DO-254 Program

The primary focus of DO-254, referred to as ED-80 in Europe, is hardware reliability of airborne electronic hardware. DO-254 is…

Accellera FuSa WG: White paper released!

The Accellera Functional Safety Working Group was formed to address critical industry challenges suppliers, systems integrators and manufacturers face delivering…

Explanation of “Verification” in a DO-254 program

Often times, I’m asked to define what verification activities are required for a DO-254 program. For those experienced in a…

Orchestrating an ISO26262 Fault Campaign

ISO26262 remains the state-of-the-art standard governing the activities required to prove electronics and electronic systems are safe for deployment in…