DCD, a leading IP Core provider and SoC design house from Poland, mastered the unique LIN IP Core with UART half-duplex enhanced functionality. The newest Core conforms to ISO17987-6:2016 protocol conformance test specification for Functional Safety. GuardKnox, an Israeli-based company with subsidiary locations in Munich, Germany, and Detroit, Michigan –integrated DCD’s LIN IP Core as part of their CommEngine product– a holistic solution for communication routing and switching capabilities.
DCD’s LIN IP Core’s been developed as ISO26262 Safety Element out of Context (SEooC). – It can optionally be improved by necessary safety mechanisms and provide detailed safety documentation – says Jacek Hanke, DCD’s CEO – we also added another handy feature to this LIN IP Core – UART half-duplex enhanced functionality.
The IP core is available in two versions – Basic and Safety-Enhanced. The second has been developed as ISO26262-10 Safety Element out of Context. It can optionally be improved by necessary safety mechanisms and provide detailed safety documentation: all ISO26262 soft IP SEooC required work products, which include complete Failure Modes Effects and Detection Analysis FMEDA analysis with step-by-step instruction to help to integrate the IP into the customer’s system and to conduct the system-level safety analysis. All the safety-related work products were checked by a third-party, independent audit.
The conducted safety analysis depicts, that the safety metrics are fulfilled and both IPs reach the Automotive Safety Integrity Level ASIL-B (Single Point Fault Metric SPFM > 90%, Latent Fault Metric LFM > 60%). DCD-SEMI delivers a complete FMEDA analysis with step-by-step instructions to help to integrate the IP into the customer’s system and to conduct the system-level safety analysis.