Shift Left I: Smarter, Safer Automotive SoC Design
Rather than starting from scratch, SoC designers save staff-years of effort by front-loading their designs with safe, secure, reliable, and reusable building blocks (known as IP). Synopsys DesignWare IP for automotive includes ISO 26262-compliant logic, interfaces, safety islands, and embedded vision processors. It ensures various levels of ASIL (A, B, C, and D) compliance and meets strict AEC-Q100 reliability standards. Using Synopsys auto-grade IP, designers can build dedicated functions on silicon, reduce integration risk, and shift even further left to design functional safety and reliability into their SoCs from the start.
Shift Left II: Parallel Software and Hardware Development
Virtual prototyping allows hardware and software to be developed concurrently. As a result, software development for an ECU can be completed up to 18 months before actual silicon manufacture. Virtual prototyping also facilitates collaboration across the automotive supply chain, enabling early software development and defining chip architectures to ultimately increase the quality of results and reduce time to production. Synopsys accelerates the development and deployment of virtual prototypes.
Shift Left III: Comprehensive Automotive Software Testing
Further leveraging virtual models, Synopsys helps customers create test platforms for virtual vehicle development. This enables extensive verification through static security testing, software composition analysis, interactive security testing, and fuzz testing. Scaling and derivative testing also become possible, allowing for experimentation with countless potential hardware-software configurations to reduce verification costs for low-volume derivatives. This regression forming, or automated testing, increases overall coverage and accelerates test cycles for applications, power electronics, wire harness simulations, and a variety of other specific applications. With Synopsys software integrity solutions, customers can build security, quality, and compliance into their automotive software lifecycle.