Kurt Shuler, Vice President of Marketing at Arteris IP authored this new article on the interpretation of ISO 26262 in today's Semiconductor Engineering blog:
Learning ISO 26262 -2nd Edition
December 7th, 2020 - By Kurt Shuler
Interpreting the functional safety standard isn't as simple as just looking at the document.
Ambiguity is a feature, not a bug!
Why? Partly ambiguity. Because what I think is clear, you may not think is clear. And some of this ambiguity is intentional: This is a voluntary (thought widely followed) standard, aiming to preserve flexibility for innovation and differentiation. The committees don't want to be too prescriptive, which inevitably leads to some ambiguity.