MIPS’ 64-bit multi-cluster CPU IP receives ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 certification
MIPS announced that its I6500-F CPU IP core, designed as a Safety Element out of Context (SEooC), is the first high-performance 64-bit multi-cluster CPU IP to receive formal certification of compliance for ASIL B [D], based on ISO 26262: 1st edition 2011 (&DIS 2nd Edition 2018) and IEC 61508 SIL 2. The core was certified by Resiltech.
“The I6500-F has been successfully assessed to be compliant to the latest ISO 26262 [including DIS ISO 26262, 2nd edition] and IEC 61508 safety standard, and the MIPS team has followed the safety requirements, not only to address quantitative requirements for random failures for ASIL B [D], but also to achieve compliance regarding the systematic failure requirements. The safety compliance and the resulting safety cases will be of great value to the component vendors,” said Dr. Francesco Rossi, Automotive Safety Solutions Manager, Resiltech.
“Unlike 'ASIL B/D ready’ solutions, the MIPS I6500-F has been developed as a SEooC, based on ASIL B [D] decomposition, for items targeting ASIL D automotive applications and delivers both safety and performance, an essential combination for extremely high system efficiency, scalable computing, and compute-intensive tasks,” said David Lau, MIPS’ Vice President of Engineering. “The I6500-F is one of a new class of MIPS CPUs designed to ‘FortifAI’ next-generation intelligent applications. This ASIL B (D) SEooCs certification helps our customers significantly de-risk and accelerate certification at the SoC level.”
The MIPS I6500-F addresses the critical functional safety (FuSa) requirements for a wide range of automotive human machine interface (HMI) and advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS)/autonomous vehicle applications. These include speech and gesture recognition, eye tracking, driver monitoring, virtual assistance, and natural language interfaces, as well as camera-based machine vision, radar-based detection units, driver condition evaluation, and sensor fusion ECUs.
The MIPS I6500-F comes with a complete safety package, including all the required safety cases, quantitative safety analysis based on FMEDA, and safety analysis report summarizing the FMEDA analysis results and functional safety audit for addressing requirements for systematic failures.