Safety Option for ARC EM Cores

DesignWare® ARC® EM Processors with the Safety Enhancement Package (SEP) Option are ASIL D ready certified and designed for use in ISO 26262 safety-compliant automotive applications. The ARC EM Processor families include key hardware features necessary for safety-critical applications such as parity support, ECC support, integrated watchdog timer and an optional Memory Protection Unit (MPU). The Safety Enhancement Package includes hardware to support creation of a lockstep configuration and detailed ISO 26262 safety documentation.

Synopsys also offers an ARC MetaWare Development Toolkit for Safety as a complete solution for developing, debugging, and optimizing embedded software targeted for ARC processors in safety applications. The toolkit includes the Automotive Safety Integrity Level D (ASIL-D) certified DesignWare ARC MetaWare Compiler and accompanying safety documentation, helping developers of safety critical system to fulfill the requirements of the ISO 26262 standard.

ARC EM Processors with SEP option and the for Safety with full safety collateral including a safety manual and safety guide, provide a simplified path for automotive designers to achieve ISO26262 ASIL D compliance.

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ASIL Certification

Accelerate ISO 26262 certification with ARC safety options

Learn how Synopsys' ASIL D ready-certified ARC processors can help accelerate development and decrease ISO 26262 certification time of your SoC by up to 6 months or more. Download the whitepaper to learn more: Safety in SoCs: Accelerate ISO 26262 Certification with Processor IP


  • Optional package for EM Processor cores with hardware to support lockstep configuration and extensive safety documentation simplify the ISO26262 ASIL-D certification process
  • ARC EM processor cores integrate safety-critical hardware features including error-correcting code (ECC), parity support, and user-programmable watchdog timer
  • MetaWare Toolkit for Safety with ASIL-D ready certified compiler
  • Target applications include embedded automotive applications requiring ISO 26262 safety compliance such as movement and acceleration sensors, electric power steering and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)