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SemiWiki: Business Considerations in Traceability

Bernard Murphy (SemiWiki) gets an update from Arteris IP on why businesses may be increasing pushed to support traceability.

Business Considerations in Traceability 

January 26, 2022 - Bernard Murphy

Traceability as an emerging debate around hardware is gaining a lot of traction. As a reminder, traceability is the need to support a disciplined ability to trace from initial OEM requirements down through the value chain to implementation support and confirmed verification in software and hardware. Demand for traceability appears most commonly in safety-critical applications, from automotive and rail to mil-aero. In process industries such as petroleum, petrochemical and pharmaceutical, to power plants and machinery safety-related controls. And that’s just established applications. The more we push the IoT envelope, Industry 4.0, smart cities and homes, the more cannot-fail products we will inevitably create. Safety, reliability, regulations and even simply managing complex and varied requirements from customers have implications for traceability support.
 
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Topics: SoC NoC network-on-chip semiconductor automotive arteris ip semiwiki ip-xact compliance noc interconnect design teams Arteris IP Harmony Trace Paul Graykowski Jama software ISO 14971

SemiWiki: Traceability and ISO 26262

Bernard Murphy (SemiWiki) and Kurt Shuler, VP of Marketing at Arteris IP, talk about the growing importance of traceability to ISO 26262 and safety.

Traceability and ISO 26262

November 29, 2021 - Bernard Murphy

Since traceability and its relationship to ISO 26262 may be an unfamiliar topic for many of my readers, I thought it might be useful to spend some time on why this area is important. What is the motivation behind a need for traceability in support of automotive systems development? The classic verification and validation V-diagram is a useful starting point for understanding. The left arm of the V decomposes system design from concepts into requirements, architecture, and detailed design. The right arm represents verification and validation steps from unit testing all the way up to full system validation. Tracing compliance with requirements through this full flow requires new kinds of automation.
 
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Topics: SoC NoC ISO 26262 network-on-chip semiconductor automotive arteris ip semiwiki ip-xact kurt shuler compliance noc interconnect design teams Arteris IP Harmony Trace ISO 26262 auditors