First adaptive SoC fully certified for automotive functional safety applications

22-11-2022 | AMD | Semiconductors

AMD Xilinx has announced that it has completed the functional safety certification of Zynq UltraScale+ Full-Power Domain and Programmable Logic power domain. With this, its devices become the industry’s first adaptive SoCs to be wholly certified for use in functional safety applications based on ISO 26262, IEC 61508 and ISO 13849 functional safety standards. The certification of automotive-qualified its SoCs supplies engineers with application-ready devices that satisfy needed functional safety standards.

It continues its commitment to automotive functional safety via independent assessments of Zynq UltraScale+ devices. With the previous low-power domain ASIL C / SIL3 HFT=1 certification, this device is certified up to ASIL B/SIL2 for the full-power domain and up to ASIL B/SC2 certification for programmable logic power domain.

Developers are now able to design automotive functional safety applications powered by the adaptive SoCs to provide higher performance, support multiple channels of redundancy, and usage up to three independent power domains with ASIL certification. Also, developers can continue to take advantage of the embedded FPGA fabric to accelerate performance beyond traditional software-based systems and accomplish fast response times with low latency needed for safety-critical systems.

Pramod Bhardwaj, director of Functional Safety Center of Excellence for Core Vertical Markets at AMD said: “Recent extensions to Zynq UltraScale+ Functional Safety certification demonstrate the robust development process and continued investment AMD is making in functional safety solutions to serve the automotive and industrial market segments."

Together with IEC 61508 and ISO 13849 (safety standard for industrial machinery), it provides a total ecosystem for developers, including supporting certified development tools and documentation, assessment reports, and proven IP to minimise risks for customers and their safety applications.

Developers can discover tools and resources to support highly integrated safety-critical systems design by purchasing access to the company's online Functional Safety Lounges. Privileges include access to the safety manual for Zynq UltraScale+, device and architecture updates, tool-flows, test libraries and documentation, comprising future reports and assessments.