Scalability - A Looming Problem in Safety Analysis

Download this 7-page white paper titled, "Scalability - A Looming Problem in Safety Analysis" authored by Stefano Lorenzini, Functional Safety Manager of Arteris IP. 

The boundless possibilities of automation in cars and other vehicles have captivated designers to the point that electronic content is now a stronger driver of differentiation than any other factor. It accounts for a substantial fraction of material cost in any of these vehicles. But this revolution in automotive technology comes with a caveat. In other applications, an electronics problem may be corrected with a shutdown or a reboot. The same resolution, however, does not work well for cars. Misbehavior in the electronics can lead to accidents, even fatalities.

ISO 26262 standard was crafted to set guidelines for electronics safety in cars with one of the most important analyses in the standard being Failure Modes, Effects and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA) for each component. This white paper focuses on how FMEDA can be leveraged as a solution to address this real concern. 


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