ISO 26262 certification first for automotive MCUOne of Freescale's Qorivva MCUs is the first automotive MCU to receive ISO 26262 certification from an independent third party. The MPC5643L 32-bit microcontroller has been certified by Exida.
According to the ISO, functional safety is the absence of unreasonable risk due to hazards caused by the malfunction of electrical/electronic systems. ISO 26262 targets complete automotive systems and consists of 10 parts, including clauses for hardware, software, their integration and the development and production processes.
The Qorivva MPC5643L 32-bit MCU, built on Power Architecture technology, is designed for use in a range of automotive applications that require high levels of automotive safety integrity, including electric power steering, active suspension, anti-lock braking systems and radar-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). It is suitable for use for all automotive safety integrity levels (ASIL), up to and including the most stringent level, ASIL D.
As the MPC5643L MCU will be only one component in such systems, Exida tailored the assessment scope to all clauses of the ISO 26262 that were identified as applicable to an MCU. The MPC5643L was successfully assessed and certified against the MCU-specific portions of the ISO 26262 standard.
"The certification of our Qorivva MCU by Exida represents additional proof of our commitment to easing customers’ development of functionally safe electronic systems," said Ray Cornyn, vice president of Freescale's Automotive MCU Division.
Exida’s Principal Partner Rainer Faller added, "The certificate is issued based on a successful assessment of the product design and applied development and production processes against all requirements and work product definitions of ISO 26262 identified as applicable to this microcontroller part."