Ensure Functional Safety and Reliability

For Automotive Chip Design and Verification

Synopsys offers native automotive solutions optimized for efficient design of autonomous driving and ADAS SoCs.

  • Synopsys’ native automotive solutions enable designers to achieve their target ASILs by providing the industry’s most comprehensive feature set to efficiently implement and verify functional safety (FuSa) mechanisms, such as triple-mode redundancy (TMR), dual-core lock-step (DCLS), and failsafe finite state machine (FSM).
  • Synopsys’ differentiated solutions enable designers to avoid custom scripting solutions and improve runtime, job-execution capacity, quality-of-results, and ease-of-use.

With the differentiation available through native automotive solutions, designers can generate the industry’s first FuSa intent early in the design flow to describe safety mechanism behavior, which is used as input and maintained throughout the digital design flow. Synopsys’ native automotive solutions comprise a complete digital design flow incorporating FuSa-enabled technologies, which work together to maximize efficiency.

Synopsys’ unified functional safety verification platform is a complete solution that brings together best-in-class technologies for FMEA, FMEDA and fault campaign management under a single unified flow. Early functional safety analysis can quickly identify candidates for TMR and DCLS redundancy and estimate metrics for target ASILs. Comprehensive digital/analog fault injection and simulation can be performed to produce reliable metrics for final analysis and roll-up. Systematic faults are addressed by Synopsys best-in-class functional verification tools, now with the traceability of safety requirements to the verification plan, as well as full testbench qualification.

Synopsys also provides complete solutions to address reliability challenges, including electromigration (EM), voltage (IR) drop, device aging, and robust redundant via insertion (RVI) capabilities.

Our tools are certified to ISO 26262 Tool Confidence Level (TCL) 1 to accelerate quality and functional safety qualification.