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OneSpin’s Unique Hardware Metric Calculation App Boosts Automation of Failure Modes, Effects and Diagnostics Analysis (FMEDA) for Complex Automotive SoCs

Saves Time and Resources by Replacing Manual Spreadsheets for Computing Critical Hardware Failure Metrics to Satisfy ISO 26262

MUNICH, Germany and SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Feb. 25, 2019 -- OneSpin® Solutions, provider of innovative verification solutions for highly reliable, digital integrated circuits (ICs), today expanded its applications suite with an App to calculate key hardware metrics to comply with functional safety standards, leveraging automatically extracted design information.

The Hardware Metric Calculation (HMC) App is used by engineering groups designing automotive systems on chip (SoCs), including those providing autonomous capabilities, that must meet the highest functional safety requirements defined by the ISO 26262 standard. The App is a key ingredient for failure modes, effects and diagnostic analysis (FMEDA), a systematic approach to obtain subsystem- and product-level failure modes, rates and diagnostic coverage.

“Self-driving vehicles and other safety-critical applications must meet ISO 26262 requirements,” remarks Jörg Grosse, product manager for functional safety at OneSpin. “Our HMC App removes the need for outmoded spreadsheets and tedious manual design data mining to compute hardware metrics required by the standard. We provide automotive SoC developers an automated solution enabling early exploration with a seamless path to replace estimated values with accurate values as soon as they are available.”

OneSpin’s HMC App calculates the key safety metrics set by the ISO 26262, including single-point fault metric (SPFM) to reflect the robustness of the SoC with respect to safety goal violation by individual faults. Also covered is latent fault metric (LFM) to reflect the robustness of the SoC with respect to safety goal violation by multiple-point faults such as faults in safety mechanisms. In addition, the App calculates probabilistic metric of random hardware failures (PMHF) to measure the residual risk of the safety architecture.

The App can be driven simultaneously by multiple users, and can be integrated with OneSpin’s fault analysis Apps, third-party fault simulators, and higher-level safety-analysis tools.

This week, OneSpin will showcase the HMC App in booth #301 during DVCon U.S. at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, Calif., and at embedded world Conference in Nuremberg, Germany, in the eVision System's booth (Hall 4, Booth 4-560).

OneSpin will also feature the HMC App in booth #610 at the Government Microcircuit Applications & Critical Technology Conference (GOMAC)March 25-28, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Availability and Pricing

The OneSpin HMC App is shipping now. Pricing is available upon request. To learn more, visit  

OneSpin has direct sales channels in the United States, Europe and throughout Asia, backed by a variety of customer service and support options including on-site training, hotline support and consulting services.

About OneSpin Solutions

OneSpin Solutions has emerged as a leader in verification through a range of advanced electronic design automation (EDA) solutions for digital integrated circuits. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, OneSpin enables users to address design challenges in areas where reliability really counts: safety-critical verification, SystemC/C++ high-level synthesis (HLS) code analysis and FPGA equivalence checking. OneSpin’s advanced formal verification platform and dedication to getting it right the first time have fueled dramatic growth over the past five years as the company forges partnerships with leading electronics suppliers to pursue design perfection. OneSpin: Making Electronics Reliable.

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For more information, contact:
Nanette Collins
Public Relations for OneSpin
(617) 437-1822