Altera Corp. is teaming up with intellectual property (IP) firm Yogitech to deliver a joint functional lockstep solution designed to reduce risk and simplify certification in industrial and automotive safety applications.
The collaboration will use Altera’s field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), system-on-chips (SoCs) and certified tool flows along with Yogitech’s IP cores. The result is a solution that can easily implement SIL3 safety designs in Altera FPGAs including Cyclone V FPGA and MAX 10 FPGA families, the company says.
The lockstep solution provides high diagnostic coverage, self-checking and advanced diagnostic features for safety-related integrated circuits that are in full compliance with functional safety standards IEC 61508 and ISO 26262. Yogitech’s fRSmartComp lockstep technology works in conjunction with Altera’s Nios II embedded processors to provide diagnostic coverage greater than 99% without the need for ad hoc tests, which results in accelerated time-to-market, Altera says.
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