Mentor’s Veloce Strato emulation platform helps chip designers meet strict safety and quality requirements
Mentor, a Siemens business, announced that independent compliance firm SGS-TÜV Saar has certified the ISO 26262 compliance of tool qualification reports for key software elements of its Veloce Strato emulation platform. According to the company, the certification will help chip designers meet and exceed the increasingly stringent safety and quality requirements of the global automotive industry. The company’s software tool qualification reports are designed to provide documentation, including assumed use cases and evidence, that a software tool is suitable for use in any tool confidence level activity or task required by ISO 26262. Compliance of these reports is certified for the following software elements:
- Veloce Strato OS, which enables verification of system-level, RTL, and GL hardware descriptions.
- Veloce Fault App, which allows users to inject faults into a design to mimic random environmental events that can occur and cause faulty operation of the circuit. The application allows customers to test and assess their design's vulnerability to safety system failure and protect it before issues arise.
- Veloce Coverage App, which lets emulation users employ assertion coverage, functional coverage, and code coverage capabilities to collect statistics during an emulation run.
- Veloce DFT App, which accelerates design-for-test verification for complete validation of test vectors and DFT logic prior to tape-out.