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Understanding automotive reliability and ISO 26262 for safety-critical systems

Automotive electronics play a rapidly expanding role in automotive platforms tied to safety systems. While these systems offer great opportunities for new entrants into this market, understanding the high standards for safety and reliability of these IC designs can be challenging. Complying with industry standards like ISO 26262 is critical for success in this competitive market. The Calibre PERC reliability platform helps ensure compliance with both reliability verification requirements and industry standards, providing Calibre confidence in the results.

Leveraging Calibre PERC reliability verification for ISO 26262 compliance in automotive electronics IC design

Automotive electronics such as ADAS and vehicle safety systems contain increasingly complex ICs and require exceptional reliability. The high reliability requirements for these ICs create design and verification challenges not commonly encountered when designing ICs for less-demanding environments. Calibre PERC reliability verification supports focused analysis on circuit implementation from both a circuit topology and layout perspective. This analysis can also leverage external constraints to direct the intent of checks and help determine which circuits are out of compliance, which is essential to identifying reliability issues and ensuring compliance with reliability requirements and industry standards.

Reliability verification ensures robust IC operation over an extended operating period. Issues such as time-dependent dielectric breakdown, electrical overstress, electromigration, electrostatic discharge, current density, and point-to-point resistance are critical effects that can impact the long-term reliability of your IC designs. The Calibre PERC reliability platform provides accurate, comprehensive reliability verification while confirming compliance with industry standards to ensure your ICs will fully support automotive functional safety.