How do I Develop a Safe Semiconductor?
ISO 26262 provides safety guidance on all electrical and electronic systems, which certainly includes silicon elements. But the first edition of…
Making ISO 26262 Practical
Practitioners are overwhelmed by two features of the standard. First, ISO 26262 is comprehensive in nature. That makes it a…
Shedding a Light on ISO Standards
In preparation for the eclipse, my wife purchased protective eclipse glasses from Amazon. A few weeks later she got an…
Safety Culture: The First Pillar of Autonomy Assurance
My answer:“Unless people trust the technology, it doesn’t matter.” People won’t adopt technologies that they don’t trust. Trust is central…
The Challenge of Autonomy Safety Assurance
Today’s autonomous vehicles are kept safe by a trained driver. He or she sits behind the wheel, monitoring the situation…
Random Failure vs. Systematic Failure: Through the Looking Glass
Put more simply, systematic failures are mistakes or oversights in the design. A systematic failure is caused by human error….
Methods to Navigate the Complex Landscape of Embedded Software
I’ll be presenting on this topic at the upcoming medini analyze User Conference scheduled to be held in Troy, MI on…
Fault Tree Analysis: Getting to the Root Cause
The basic question when doing a Fault Tree Analysis is “What lower-level faults or failures could cause a hazard?” The…