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SGS-TÜV Saar Certifies Ethernet QoS Controller IP from Synopsys According to ISO 26262

SGS-TÜV Saar has certified the hardware function block ”DesignWare® Ethernet Quality-of-Service (QoS) Controller IP“, a product of the American semiconductor manufacturer Synopsys, for functional safety. Certification confirms that Synopsys' microelectronic control unit meets the automotive standard ISO 26262 for safety-critical electric/electronic systems in motor vehicles. Synopsys' Ethernet QoS Controller IP is thus suitable, for example, for driver assistance systems required in motor vehicles for automated driving and parking.

”SGS-TÜV Saar's certificate for Synopsys' Ethernet QoS Controller IP is based on extensive testing of validation processes related to the functional safety of electronic vehicle components in accordance with the ISO standard 26262, chapter 5.9“, explained Wolfgang Ruf, head of Functional Safety for Semiconductors at SGS-TÜV Saar. The Ethernet Controller IP licensed from Synopsys complies with the ASIL B level safety requirements. Components achieving this Automotive Safety Integrity level are suitable for advanced driving assistance systems.

”Product certifications according to ISO 26262 gives Silicon to Software companies like Synopsys the assurance that their prototypes and hardware and software solutions meet the stringent safety-critical requirements of the automotive industry", said SGS-TÜV Saar expert Wolfgang Ruf. "As part of the leading global testing and certification company SGS, our Global Competence Center for Functional Safety supports the semiconductor industry worldwide in attaining certifications.”

”Integrating IP that has achieved ISO 26262 ASIL B ready certification enables designers to accelerate functional safety assessments and helps them reach target ASIL levels quickly”, said John Koeter, Vice President of Marketing for IP and Prototyping at Synopsys. “Synopsys’ DesignWare Ethernet Quality-of-Service IP, with support for key automotive features such as Audio Video Bridging and IEEE 1588, allows designers to confidently incorporate real-time, multimedia networking functionality into automotive SoCs while meeting critical functional safety-requirements.”

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