Q: Hi, Antony. Thanks for taking the time today. Synopsys TestMAX CustomFault, as we understand it, is targeted towards the analog fault simulation market. Can you give us an overview of what is driving the need for analog fault simulation today, especially for automotive IC applications?
The emergence of safety-critical applications for automotive has had a significant impact on the automotive electronics value chain. Since ICs are the fundamental enablers of applications such as ADAS and vehicle connectivity (V2X), they are required to adhere to more stringent automotive safety standards. As a result, IC designers are increasingly relying on systematic methods such as fault simulation (both digital and analog) to verify safety and ensure compliance with ISO 26262 standards.