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Semiconductor Engineering: ISO 26262 - Law Or Framework?

Kurt Shuler, Vice President of Marketing at Arteris IP authors this new article in Semiconductor Engineering:

ISO 26262 - Law or Framework?

August 9th, 2021 - By Kurt Shuler

Collaboration between supplier and customer is key to achieving functional safety goals.


The ISO 26262 standard is a weighty series of documents that many believe has all the force of law or regulation; however, it is not a dictate. It is an agreement on best practices for participants in the vehicle value chain to follow to ensure safety as far as the industry understands it today. There is no monetary fine if the standard is not followed, though it will be difficult to sell automotive products without compliance.

Topics: functional safety automotive semiconductor engineering arteris ip SoCs kurt shuler eco FMEDA automotive chips IEEE P2851 ASIL automotive OEMs NoCs Accellera Functional Safety Working Group RTFM ISO 26262:2018 abstract