Microchip has released ISO 26262 functional safety packages for dsPIC33C digital signal controllers (DSCs), PIC18 and AVR microcontrollers (MCUs) that accelerate the development of safety-critical designs targeting ASIL B and ASIL C safety level and certification efforts.
The functional safety packages listed below, together with our development tools that come with the safety documents, allow engineers to develop compliant systems.
“As the level of sophistication and electronics increases in cars, functional safety requirements are becoming much more rigorous in automotive designs. To help our clients develop safety applications quickly with minimal risk and on budget, Microchip has greatly expanded the offering of certified safety documentation and diagnostic self-test libraries, development tools and technical support,” said Joe Thomsen, vice president of Microchip’s MCU16 business unit. “As a key supplier in the automotive market, we will continue to expand our functional safety support to give our clients a competitive advantage.”
“As an accredited certification body for Functional Safety, TÜV Rheinland offers independent audit, verification, assessment and certification services relating to ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 that stand by quality and safety,” said Thomas Steffens, head of the certification body for functional safety and cyber security at TÜV Rheinland. “As a result of our assessment based on our certification program according to ISO 26262, we confirm that the Safety Diagnostic libraries for the dsPIC33C DSC series from Microchip comply with the requirements of ASIL C. The Diagnostic libraries can be used in automotive safety-related applications targeting up to ASIL C.”
Microchip is offering three ISO 26262 functional safety packages for purchase to help customers with different levels of expertise and in different stages of their evaluation and design cycles:
- The functional safety basic package offers basic resources like the ASIL B Ready certified FMEDA and Safety Manual for customers to get started with the evaluation of target functional safety levels and the design of safety-critical automotive applications.
- The functional safety starter package offers ASIL B Ready certified FMEDA and Safety Manual, a reference application and ASIL C compliant diagnostic libraries that help designers understand the ISO 26262-compliant development process and the reports that must be generated for compliance.
- The functional safety full package offers a complete solution for beginners and seasoned experts to simplify the design and certification of safety-critical automotive applications. In addition to the offerings of the starter package, the full package includes certified diagnostic libraries with source code and the associated safety analysis reports for designs targeting up to ASIL C.