Cadence Tensilica Software Receives Certification for Automotive Applications

Cadence Design just made an announcement of how its products in the Cadence Tensilica functional safety portfolio as well as its design processes has been granted a certification of ISO 26262 compliance up to ASIL D for the development of automotive applications. These Tensilica products as well as processors do well to offer the broadcast range of ISO 26262-compliant processors and DSPs keep expanding across AI, vision, radar, wireless/wired communication, sensor fusion, audio/voice processing, lidar and well-optimized controller application.

Tensilica processors also offer design engineers the chance to create automotive subsystems with the capacity for processing required for ADAS applications and autonomous vehicles, while abiding within constraints as power, schedule and cost. These task-optimized processors are quite efficient at processing the raw data from sensors to extract features, the analyzing of results as well as taking crucial actions in real-time at lower power and cost points over the processors for general purpose.

The Tensilica Functional Safety Products are in compliance with ISO 26262 1st and the 2018 2nd Edition standards. Cadence works with both safety and industry leaders such as TUV SUD and SGS-TUV Saar to certify and thereby ensure compliance to standards, especially for design processes as involved in the Tensilica IP design process.

System designers have the ability to optimize an ISO 26262-compliant processor/DSP for tasks that cut across radar, vision, audio, AI, specialized control and the adding of their own processor architectural ideas, and programmers have the ability to develop optimized software which is ISO 26262-compliant, making use of the matching optimized C/C+ + development tool suite and runtime libraries needed to make greatly efficient ASIL D systems.

Customer-defined enhancement of processors such as new instructions, VILW parallel execution slot and custom SIMD data-path can be worked with Tensilica Instruction Extension (TIE) language, and yet still exists within the scope of ISO26262 compliance.

Power consumption at lower rates and higher performances are reached for perfect target application efficiency and less effort for compliance.

With this development, on the overall, functional safety is guaranteed with the use of the Tensilica product.