Synopsys Introduces Complete Functional Safety Test Solution to Accelerate ISO 26262 Compliance for Automotive SoCs
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Synopsys Introduces Complete Functional Safety Test Solution to Accelerate ISO 26262 Compliance for Automotive SoCs

ASIL D Ready Certified DesignWare Embedded Test and Repair IP Speeds Functional Safety Qualification for Automotive ADAS Applications

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 30, 2017 — (PRNewswire) —



Synopsys functional safety test solution

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today introduced a validated built-in-self-test (BIST) and repair IP solution to enable designers to achieve the most stringent levels of functional safety for automotive system-on-chips (SoCs). The complete solution includes the ASIL D Ready Certified DesignWare® STAR Memory System®, STAR Hierarchical System, and DFTMAX™ LogicBIST software qualification kit, as well as ARC® HS processors, providing test and repair of memory and logic blocks with automatic test integration and validation of analog/mixed-signal IP. By providing a pre-verified functional safety test solution, Synopsys is helping designers ensure high test coverage, achieve low defective parts per million (DPPM), and reach the required automotive safety integrity levels (ASILs) of their automotive designs.

"Safety critical automotive SoCs need to control run time scheduling, manage switching activity, and monitor the status of the logic and memory BIST," said Christophe Eychenne, DFT architect at Bosch. "Synopsys' ASIL D Ready Certified functional safety test solutions can fully support our requirements for high detection of logic and memory faults, self-test power up, and mission mode testing of our ADAS SoCs."

Synopsys' functional safety test solution leverages an industry-standard IEEE1500/1687-based infrastructure to reduce integration risk and offers multiple configurations to balance SoC test time, floor planning challenges, and system constraints. The solution includes complete test and repair capabilities for on-chip and CPU/GPU memories, logic blocks, and analog/mixed signal IP:

"As connected vehicles take on more autonomous tasks, test solutions must also advance to ensure the safety, longevity, and reliability of the entire system," said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP at Synopsys. "Synopsys' comprehensive functional safety test solution gives designers a fast, efficient method of integrating high-coverage test capabilities, enabling designers to meet the most stringent ISO 26262 requirements and accelerate development of their automotive SoCs."

Availability & Resources

The STAR Memory System, STAR Hierarchical System, DFTMAX LogicBIST and ARC HS processor family are available now.

About DesignWare IP

Synopsys is a leading provider of high-quality, silicon-proven IP solutions for SoC designs. The broad DesignWare IP portfolio includes logic libraries, embedded memories, embedded test, analog IP, wired and wireless interface IP, security IP, embedded processors, and subsystems. To accelerate prototyping, software development and integration of IP into SoCs, Synopsys' IP Accelerated initiative offers IP prototyping kits, IP software development kits, and IP subsystems. Synopsys' extensive investment in IP quality, comprehensive technical support and robust IP development methodology enable designers to reduce integration risk and accelerate time-to-market. For more information on DesignWare IP, visit

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world's 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest security and quality, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at

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