MIPS releases safety-critical processor core


Imagination Technologies has introduced functional safety into its 64bit I6500 multi-core processor family for ISO 26262 automotive and IEC 61508 industrial compliance.

By Steve Bush , Electronics Weekly, Jun. 14, 2017 – 

"Things that move around - cars, robots and drones - will increasingly have functional safety requirements," Imagination v-p business development Steve Evans told Electronics Weekly

The firm has aimed the intellectual property, dubbed I6500-F, at ASIL D decomposed to B (ASIL B(D)) - meaning that it meets ASIL B un-aided, and is capable of meeting ASIL D if customer does the right thing around it.

It has been developed as a 'safety element out of context' (SEooC) product, so it is a standard product that can be re-used across a range of designs.

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