Course Overview

Semiconductor Automotive Functional Safety training is a three-day training & certification course hosted in partnership with SGS-TÜV. This course provides practical guidance for developing IPs, ICs, ASICs, PLDs and microcontrollers as covered by the functional safety standard ISO 26262, new Part 11 “Guidelines on application of ISO 26262 to semiconductors”.

Training Schedule

Day 1

Introduction to Semiconductor Development

The first day of training will address objectives & strategies for safe semiconductor development according to the second edition of the ISO 26262 standard. Topics include Functional Safety Management and how to build an SEooC framework for semiconductor elements.

  • Introduction to Functional Safety & ISO 26262
  • Functional Safety Management
  • QM Supporting Processes
  • Confidence in the Use of Software Tools
  • Introduction into Design Verification
  • Usage/Qualification of Legacy Components
  • Difference in SEiC & SEooC Developments

Day 2

Compliant Interpretation of ISO 26262 for Semiconductor Development

On the second day, kVA will discuss selected safety mechanisms for IC & IP level semiconductors covered by Part 11. Participants will step through a semiconductor development project and learn how to apply the new ISO 26262 Part 11 to safety-related activities.

  • Overview of Semiconductor Safety Lifecycle
  • Semiconductor Development Project Exercise
  • Initiation Activities
  • Necessary Assumptions
  • Technical Safety Requirements at System & Hardware Level
  • Design and Verification by FMEDA
  • Test & Production

Day 3

Supporting Processes & Optional SC-AFSP Personal Certification Exam

On the final day, kVA will present basics about FMEDAs for ICs & IPs. Then in the afternoon participants will have the option to achieve “Semiconductor Automotive Functional Safety Professional” qualification by SGS-TÜV Saar. This one hour written exam consists of all multiple-choice questions.

  • Wrap-Up & Discussion
  • Optional SC-AFSP Personal Certification Exam