Support for developing complex and specialised functional safety systems

21-02-2022 | Renesas | Automotive Technologies

Renesas Electronics Corporation is collaborating with AVL to provide customer support for developing ECUs complying with the ISO 26262 international standard for automotive functional safety. With this collaboration, AVL will supply comprehensive support for creating complex and specialised functional safety systems for Renesas' automotive customers.

It has become challenging to efficiently develop complex advanced ADAS/AD systems that comply with functional safety standards. The company provides automotive R-Car SoCs, RH850 automotive control MCUs, PMICs and software solutions that support levels ASIL B to ASIL D of ISO26262. However, to satisfy functional safety standards, the entire ECU system must be compliant, not only the semiconductor devices. Therefore, even with R-Car and RH850 that fulfil the functional safety requirements, ISO 26262 compliant ECU development demands in-depth system-level expertise. AVL has a proven track record of supporting the development of ISO 26262 compliant ECUs from hardware and software perspectives. Through this collaboration, Renesas customers can use the sophisticated safety solutions of its components and benefit from AVL's expert support for functional safety, allowing less development time for ISO 26262-compliant ECUs.

"We are pleased to be able to offer Renesas customers AVL's advanced expertise and extensive experience in functional safety," said Naoki Yoshida, vice president, Automotive Digital Products Marketing Division at Renesas. "This collaboration will enable all of our customers around the world to quickly develop ISO 26262-compliant ECUs using Renesas' highly reliable products."

"With the proliferation of ADAS/AD, the number of ECUs that need to support functional safety is only going to increase," said Dirk Geyer, director Functional Safety and Cyber Security at AVL. "AVL can provide both hardware and software support for various levels of safety, including advanced support such as customised FMEDA and product-specific failure rate analysis. We look forward to providing comprehensive, global support to Renesas customers."

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