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Synopsys’ Comprehensive Automotive Design Flow for Autonomous Driving and ADAS Applications
Stewart Williams, Senior Automotive Vertical Marketing Manager, Design Group, Synopsys
Description: The ISO 26262 standard defines functional safety (FuSa) requirements to achieve the target automotive safety integrity level (ASIL) for applications such as autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Key objectives for an automotive SoC design project are to optimize power-performance-area (PPA) in the presence of safety mechanisms and reduce overall effort and impact on the development schedule. Synopsys’ comprehensive automotive design flow provides a unified FuSa verification solution with automated FMEA and FMEDA, early functional safety analysis, and a unified fault campaign for measured FMEDA to confirm that target ASIL is met. Synopsys’ new native RTL-to-GDSII solution, driven by FuSa intent, insures that safety mechanisms are implemented per design specification. This presentation describes the comprehensive automotive design flow and an example based on a Synopsys ARC functional safety processor.
Speaker: Stewart Williams is Senior Automotive Vertical Marketing Manager in the Design Group at Synopsys where he leads the automotive solutions encompassing Digital Implementation, Test, Signoff, and Custom Design. Prior to his current role, Stewart was Senior Technical Marketing Manager for Synopsys’ flagship place & route product. Before joining Synopsys, he managed the product engineering team for parasitic extraction at Cadence Design Systems. Stewart received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1993, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1995 and 1999, respectively.