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SemiWiki: Evolving Landscape of Self-Driving Safety Standards

Think you know all about automotive safety and electronics? Think again. Bernard Murphy of SemiWiki gets an education from Kurt Shuler, VP Marketing at Arteris IP, on how the safety standards picture is becoming more complex as we factor in self-driving in this new blog:

Evolving Landscape of Self-Driving Standards

November 14th, 2019 - By Bernard Murphy

I sat in a couple of panels at Arm TechCon this year, the first on how safety is evolving for platform-based architectures with a mix of safety-aware IP and the second on lessons learned in safety and particularly how the industry and standards are adapting to the larger challenges in self-driving, which obviously extend beyond the pure functional safety intent of ISO 26262. Here I want to get into some detail on this range of standards because we’re going to need to understand a lot more about these if we want to be serious about autonomous cars.

You can learn more about this by downloading the Arm TechCon presentation HERE.

Topics: SoC ARM semiconductor automotive flexnoc resilience package automotive functional safety ArterisIP ISO 26262 compliance artificial intelligence AI semiwiki kurt shuler noc interconnect SOTIF (ISO 21448 UL 4600

Semiconductor Engineering: Safety Islands In Safety-Critical Hardware

 Arteris IP's Kurt Shuler, vice president of marketing, authored this latest article in Semiconductor Engineering, from a joint Arm, Arteris IP and Dream Chip presentation at Arm TechCon 2019:

Safety Islands In Safety Critical Hardware

November 7th, 2019 - By Kurt Shuler

Creating a reliable place to manage critical functions when a design contains a mix of ASILs.

 

Safety and security have certain aspects in common so it shouldn’t be surprising that some ideas evolving in one domain find echoes in the other. In hardware design, a significant trend has been to push security-critical functions into a hardware root-of-trust (HRoT) core, following a philosophy of putting all (or most) of those functions in one basket and watching that basket very carefully. A somewhat similar principle applies for safety islands in safety-critical designs, in this case a core which will continue to function safely under all possible circumstances. The objective is the same – a reliable center for managing critical behavior, though from there the implementation details diverge.

For more information on this presentation and to download, please go here; https://www.arteris.com/download-arm-techcon-implementing-iso-26262-compliant-ai-systems-on-chip-with-arm-arteris

Topics: SoC economics ARM ISO 26262 ASIL D semiconductor engineering arteris ip kurt shuler noc interconnect Dream Chip

SemiWiki: Safety and Platform-Based Design

Kurt Shuler, VP Marketing at Arteris IP, updates Bernard Murphy of SemiWiki on some of the ways that safety and platform-based design interact, particularly where fail-operational functionality is required in autonomous or semi-autonomous systems, in this new SemiWiki blog:

Safety and Platform-Based Design

October 22nd, 2019 - By Bernard Murphy

Platform-based design, an approach to easily support multiple derivatives, opens some interesting new twists for safety-centric design. 

Bernard was at Arm TechCon as usual this year and one of the first panels he covered was close to the kickoff, hosted by Andrew Hopkins (Dir System Technology at Arm), Kurt Shuler (VP Marketing at Arteris IP) and Jens Benndorf (Managing Dir and COO at Dream Chip Technologies). The topic was implementing ISO 26262-compliant AI SoCs with Arm and Arteris IP, highly relevant since more and more of this class of SoC are appearing in cars. One thing that really stood out for me was the value of platform-based design in this area, something you might think would be old news for SoC design but which introduces some new considerations when safety becomes important.

You can learn more about this design by downloading the Arm TechCon presentation HERE.

Topics: SoC ARM semiconductor automotive automotive functional safety ArterisIP ISO 26262 compliance artificial intelligence AI semiwiki kurt shuler noc interconnect AI SoCs ASIL compliance

Semiconductor Engineering: Racing To The Edge

 Arteris IP's Kurt Shuler, Vice President of Marketing, comments in the latest Semiconductor Engineering article.

Racing To The Edge

April 9th, 2019 - By Susan Rambo and Ed Sperling

The race is on to win a piece of the edge despite the fact that there is no consistent definition of where the edge begins and ends or how the various pieces will be integrated or ultimately tested.

Safety lives at the edge
“The edge includes a lot of the stuff where people are most concerned about things that can kill you, like cars and robots and medical devices,” said Kurt Shuler, vice president of Arteris IP. “These things can kill you two ways. One is a cosmic ray and the traditional functional safety use case, where it flips a bit and then it goes awry. The other way is everything works as intended, however what it does and what it decides to do from its neural net application is the wrong thing. There’s not a cosmic ray. There’s not a hardware safety problem. The safety of the intended function is bad. (There is a new specification out for that, ISO/PAS 21448:2019 Road Vehicles — Safety of the Intended Functionality.)”

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Topics: SoC ARM automotive semiconductor engineering safety noc interconnect edge ISO/PAS Intended functionality