Customer Story: Synopsys gains ISO 26262 certification for its Ethernet QOS Controller IP
SGS certifies the Ethernet QOS Controller IP from Synopsys according to the ISO 26262 standard for safety-critical electric/electronic systems in motor vehicles.
Synopsys is a world-leading semiconductor manufacturer, providing products and services that accelerate innovation in the global electronics market. Aimed at the automotive industry, its DesignWare® Ethernet Quality-of-Service (QoS) Controller IP implements the link layer of an OSI Ethernet system.
To ensure its suitability for the automotive industry – for example, for driver assistance systems for automated driving and parking – Synopsys wanted to confirm that the Ethernet QoS Controller IP complies with the ISO 26262 standard for safety-critical electric/electronic systems in motor vehicles.
Achieving ISO 26262 Certification
Synopsys required a trusted partner to ensure that the ISO 26262 certification process ran smoothly. That’s why they chose SGS.
Wolfgang Ruf, Head of Functional Safety for Semiconductors at SGS, said: “Product certifications according to ISO 26262 give Silicon to Software companies like Synopsys the assurance that their prototypes, and hardware and software solutions meet the stringent safety-critical requirements of the automotive industry. As a leading provider of global testing and certification, our Global Competence Center for Functional Safety supports the global semiconductor industry in attaining certifications.”
Meeting Critical Functional Safety Requirements
SGS Certification confirms that the Ethernet Controller IP licensed from Synopsys complies with ISO 26262 and ASIL B level safety requirements. Components achieving this level of automotive safety are suitable for advanced driving assistance systems.
Wolfgang Ruf explained: “SGS’s certificate for the Synopsys Ethernet QoS Controller IP is based on extensive testing of validation processes related to the functional safety of electronic vehicle components in accordance with the ISO standard 26262, chapter 5.9.“
John Koeter, Vice President of Marketing for IP and Prototyping at Synopsys, said: “Integrating IP that has achieved ISO 26262 ASIL B ready certification enables designers to accelerate functional safety assessments and helps them reach ASIL target levels quickly. Our DesignWare Ethernet Quality-of-Service IP, with support for key automotive features, such as Audio Video Bridging and IEEE 1588, allows designers to confidently incorporate real-time, multimedia networking functionality into automotive SoCs while meeting critical functional safety-requirements.”