Geschäftsfeld Entwurfsmethoden
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Geschäftsfeld Entwurfsmethoden

Research Topics

Functional Safety

System design and verification tools
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System design and verification tools

New areas of application for electronics demand not only higher performance and energy efficiency; they also call for higher safety. This is especially true when electronic components perform functions that could be potentially dangerous to people in the event of a failure. One solution for such safety-critical functions can be decoupling and multiple redundant design. However, the increasing complexity of systems in combination with the request for user-friendliness and cost-efficiency, forces developers to find also other ways to ensure reliable functioning in the long term. In theses cases, it is also important to meet the requirements of standards such as IEC EN 61508 or ISO 26262.

Thanks to our many years of experience in the area of system development and electronics reliability, we work on new redundancy and monitoring concepts. We offer comprehensive services that enable you to design your system architectures in accordance with functional safety requirements and to safeguard the quality of your designs thoroughly.

Our Services

We advise and support you in research and industry projects with optimization of the functional reliability of your design processes and verification of your design:

  • Software adapters for seamless transfer of requirements in electronic applications
  • Architectural refinement to meet safety standards
  • Fault modeling and injection
  • Verification at RTL and system level
  • Development of customer-specific design flows and interfaces
  • Consulting in the area of system development and verification as well as ISO 26262
  • Trainings on functional safety topics
 

Added Value for You

With our expert knowledge in system development and verification, we help you to thoroughly safeguard complex systems while offering the following advantages:

  • Integrated verification of functional safety requirements
  • Comprehensive requirement management and tracking
  • Shorter turn-around times in system development
  • Safeguarding of systems according to requirements from standards and qualification requirements
  • Cost reduction by minimized hardware redundancies
  • Faster product certification through design of hardware architectures according to functional safety standards

Let's talk about ... Functional Safety

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Kundenbefragung

The increasing complexity of electronic systems and the desire for both user-friendliness and cost-efficiency are usually accompanied by additional challenges in terms of implementing functional safety. We’ve therefore created a short, anonymous survey in order to ask you about the challenges you face in this context. Your response will assist our experts with their ongoing efforts to provide you with even better support during the development of functionally safe products and processes.

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References and More Information

Reference Project

FLEUR

For small and medium-sized automotive suppliers, the industry’s stringent safety requirements represent a disproportionately higher cost compared to larger corporations. The goal of the FLEUR project is to compensate for the cost and risk borne by SMEs through efficient development methods.

Reference Project

ThermOBS

For self-driving vehicles, safe, effective, and reliable electronics are crucial. The aim of the “ThermOBS” project is to develop sensor and detection solutions that monitor the proper functioning of electronic systems and components.

Committees in which we are active