Cadence Automotive Solution for Safety Verification Used by ROHM to Achieve ISO 26262 ASIL D Certification


ROHM ISO 26262-compliant flow incorporates the Functional Safety
Verification component of the Cadence Automotive Solution, and achieves
ASIL D certification from TÜV Rheinland

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that its
Cadence® Automotive Solution has been used by ROHM CO., Ltd.
for safety verification, a critical component of its ISO 26262-compliant
tool chain for automotive LSIs. The ROHM flow, which has achieved ASIL D
certification from TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in independent
inspection services, utilizes Cadence fault injection simulation
technology, which can reduce the effort required to complete the safety
verification process by up to 50 percent for automotive applications.

ROHM will be presenting additional details on this use-case at CDNLive
Japan 2018 being held at the Yokohama Bay Tokyu Hotel on July 20, 2018.
For more information on CDNLive Japan 2018, please visit

The flow from ROHM utilized Cadence Incisive® functional
safety technology to achieve ASIL D certification, the highest level for
automotive functional safety. Software validation of the Safety
Verification component of the Cadence Automotive Solution, including
fault injections, was critical in meeting TÜV Rheinland’s certification
requirements. Cadence fault simulation technology effectively addresses
many complexities associated with automotive design verification. The
simulator allows for successful fault effect analysis for various fault
modes, including single event transient (SET), single event upset (SEU),
stuck-at 0/stuck-at 1, and dual-point faults, while outperforming
existing design-for-test (DFT)-based flows for safety-related fault
effect analysis.

“With this new certification from TÜV Rheinland, our customers can be
assured that our new LSIs for the automotive market are designed with
the highest specifications for automotive safety,” stated Nobuhiro
Kanai, LSI Headquarters Head of Product Development, ROHM Co., Ltd. “Our
flow, utilizing the Cadence Automotive Solution’s safety verification
component, has been designed to be compliant with the new, second
edition of ISO 26262, which will be released in 2018. Fault injection is
a mandatory feature for achieving ASIL D certification and compliance
with the second edition of the ISO 26262 standard. Additionally, the
Cadence solution enabled us to do fault injection simulation using the
same testbench, design and debugging environment, which significantly
speeds our verification process.”

The Cadence Automotive Solution’s Safety Verification flow automates
what can otherwise be a manual, time-consuming process for achieving ISO
26262 functional safety compliance. The solution is part of the Cadence
Verification Suite’s application-optimized solution for automotive
devices. It also supports the company’s System Design Enablement
strategy, which enables system and semiconductor companies to create
complete, differentiated end products more efficiently.

For more information on Cadence Automotive Solution, please visit

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