Physical Implementation and Analysis of Functional Safety Features (FuSa) in Automotive Chips
DescriptionFunctional Safety (FuSa) is the practice of ensuring that the chip operates safely even in the event of faults/failures. FuSa has more prominence in Automotive chips where mitigating risks associated with unintended behavior of systems inside the vehicle is understandably of paramount importance.

For this reason, ISO26262 standard defines four categories to guide the engineering activity of Automotive designs, each an Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) from A->D in increasing order of hazard severity. And hence, the associated reviews, to support implausibility of failure arguments, with internal and third-party safety inspectors also have increasing levels of thoroughness and rigor.

While FuSa is addressed at different levels of abstraction from System level to Software to Architecture, Front End and DFT, this paper focuses on the Physical Design implementation of safety features. It will also cover analysis of the implementation in the form of visual inspection, checkers, and plots to substantiate the implausibility of failure arguments.

This presentation will also provide insights into all the aspects that physical design teams will need to consider for successful automotive compliance.
Event Type
Back-End Design
TimeWednesday, July 12th4:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Location2008, Level 2
Back-End Design