Articles Choosing an Embedded Processor for Safety-Critical Automotive Applications
Sep 21, 2016

SemiWiki: Foundation IP for Automotive: so Stringent Quality Requirements!
Aug 19, 2016

DesignWare Technical Bulletin: PCI Express in Automotive Applications – Design for Reliability
Jul 15, 2016

DesignWare Technical Bulletin: Enabling Cars to See with Efficient Vision Processors
Jul 15, 2016

DesignWare Technical Bulletin: Best Practices for ISO 26262 ASIL Ready Automotive ADAS SoCs
Jul 15, 2016

DesignWare Technical Bulletin: Accelerate Your Design Schedule with Automotive-Qualified Reprogrammable Non-Volatile Memory IP
Jul 15, 2016

DesignWare Technical Bulletin: Reach Your ASIL Targets with Certified Ethernet IP
Jul 15, 2016

DesignWare Technical Bulletin: Choosing an Embedded Processor for Safety-Critical Automotive Applications
Jul 15, 2016

Synopsys Insight: The Impact of Functional Safety, Reliability and Quality on Automotive ADAS SoCs
Jun 06, 2016

Synopsys Insight: Automotive Security Threats and Recommendations
Jun 06, 2016

Synopsys Insight: Road-Tested Reprogrammable Non-Volatile Memory IP: A Must Have for Automotive ICs
Jun 06, 2016

Synopsys Insight: Synopsys EM Processors: Accelerating the Path to SoC Safety Certification
Jun 06, 2016

Automotive ICs drive advanced design at established nodes
Only a small yet shrinking number of applications fulfill the economic requirements of emerging technology nodes. However, there are plenty of opportunities at the established technology nodes; there are plenty of applications that don’t (won’t) benefit from the emerging technology nodes, and yet are advanced by design. Automotive is one of them.
Feb 03, 2015

Automotive Safety: Achieving ISO 26262 Compliance with Processor IP – Part 2 of 2
In the first part of this two-part article, we defined functional safety and the Automotive Safety Integrity Levels (ASILs) that determine the minimum testing requirements for safety-critical systems. We will now discuss how processor IP should be designed and the processes that must be followed to facilitate ISO certification of the safety-critical systems designed by OEMs.
Aug 01, 2014

Using Ethernet in Automotive Networks
Will Ethernet become the dominant interconnect for automotive applications? A look at the market trends and standards, and how to use Ethernet IP and virtual-prototyping solutions in automotive applications.
Jul 09, 2014

How to Trim Automotive Sensor?
In this article, you will learn more about the automotive sensing system market and it’s strong growth.
Jul 01, 2014

Is Your Processor IP ISO 26262-Compliant?
With the growth in ADAS and the growing demand for more safety-related SoCs and systems, it is important for semiconductor industry to have access to more ISO 26262-targeted IP products.
Jul 01, 2014

Design Considerations for Non-Volatile Memory IP in Automotive Applications
The key to designing semiconductor products for the high-volume automotive market is to meet the demanding requirements of a harsh environment without over designing the IC. This article will focus on the balancing act required to design non-volatile memory (NVM) for automotive Grade 0 applications that exceed quality and reliability criteria established for the extreme environment under the hood of a car, while respecting the cost and size parameters of even the smallest ICs. It will also cover the identification of critical test modes and developing a test flow that cuts test times by a factor of three over past NVM IP designs.
May 01, 2014

Automotive Safety: Achieving ISO 26262 Compliance with Processor IP – Part 1 of 2
The proliferation of electronic systems in automobiles has resulted in the creation of new automotive standards to ensure safety. The ISO 26262 standard is an adaption of the more general International Electromechanical Commission (IEC) 61508 functional safety standard. ISO 26262 defines functional safety for automotive equipment and addresses possible hazards caused by the malfunctioning of electronic and electrical systems in passenger vehicles. Components of automotive electrical/electronic systems play a critical role in achieving compliance to the ISO 26262 standard. This two part article examines ISO 26262 compliance from a processor IP perspective, describing the role processor IP plays and the processor features that facilitate the certification process.
Aug 01, 2013

Leverage video for auto electronics design
This article will define the Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) “standard” and associated issues for consumers. It will also explain why AVB is gaining traction in many markets, including your automobile. Author: John S. Swanson, Synopsys
Oct 29, 2012

Automotive VDKS
Synopsys' Virtualizer™ Development Kits (VDKs) help automotive designers address their software development challenges. VDKs are software development kits containing virtual prototypes of automotive specific microcontroller units (MCUs) and system-on-chips (SoCs), as well as debug and analysis tools and sample software, enabling engineers to start software development and integration and test activities months before the hardware design is available.
Sep 24, 2012

How Ford engineers cut costs and prototypes with CAE
The challenges that ever-increasing electrical/electronic complexity brings to the automotive industry means increasingly reliance on computer-aided engineering (CAE) and virtual design verification tools. Development cycles are getting shorter, and, to meet customer demand, robust designs need to be delivered as quickly as possible. This article addresses these challenges. Authors: Asaad Makki and Dave Beard of Ford Motor Company
Aug 28, 2012

Electrical System Design, Verification and Analysis using CAE
Adopting CAE analysis tools has helped Ford to cut the number of physical prototypes it uses, reduce costs, and improve quality. First published in the Automotive Technical Bulletin. Authors: Asaad Makki and Dave Beard of Ford Motor Company
Jul 01, 2012

Software Testing for Safety-Critical Systems
Virtual prototypes provide complete frameworks to create advanced fault-injection scenarios, which are non-intrusive, run faster and offer more control and visibility than traditional methods. This article explains their relevance to new safety critical standards like ISO 26262. First published in the Automotive Technical Bulletin. Author: Victor Reyes, Synopsys
Jul 01, 2012

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