ISO26262 Hardware Development

Start date: 07 February 2022

Duration: 5 Days, 11:00 am to approx. 6:00 pm + 2 hours self study each day

Location: Online course

Certificate: N/A

Cost: Members € 500; Non-members € 750

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

This five-day seminar is intended to enable participants to understand how functional safety applies to new product development at the hardware level. The course combines presentations with hands-on work. There is an optional ISO 26262 Certification exam at the end of the class for those wanting to demonstrate and document their knowledge.
This course combines presentations, along with in-class group exercises to put what you are learning into practice. Concepts are reinforced by breakout exercises based on a 32-bit MCU design at the SoC level and developed as a Hardware Product per ISO 26262.
This course was previously held on 22 - 26 Mar 2021. Please contact us if you would like this course to be held again.

Learning outcomes

Training goals are to:

• Learn to tailor the necessary activities to support automotive safety lifecycle management, development, production, operation, service and decommissioning with a focus on hardware development including semiconductors
• Understand the integration of ISO 26262 with APQP and IATF 16949
• Understand functional safety aspects of the entire development process (requirements specification, design, implementation, integration, verification, validation and configuration)
• Understand the automotive-specific risk-based approach for determining risk classes Automotive Safety Integrity Levels (ASILs)
• Use ASILs for specifying the necessary safety requirements for achieving an acceptable residual risk
• Provide requirements for validation and confirmation measures to ensure a sufficient and acceptable level of safety is being achieved

Who is the course for?

Those involved or planning to be involved with the design and development of products in the Semiconductor Industry. Common titles of attendees include HW Project Managers, HW Developers, HW Design Engineers, Systems Engineers and Functional Safety Engineers, or similar titles. Participants should be involved in electronic component development for automotive systems.


Day 1
 Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview to ISO 26262
o ISO 26262 Purpose, Scope and Framework
 Chapter 2: Management of Functional Safety (Part 2)
o Overall Management, Project Management and After Release Management
o Impact Analysis
o Confirmation Measures
o Breakout Exercise 1: Safety Case
 Chapter 3: Production and Operation (Part 7)
 Chapter 4: Safety Element out of Context (Part 10)
 Chapter 5: Concept Phase (Part 3)
o Item Definition
o Breakout Exercise 2: Item Definition
o Hazard Analysis
o Breakout Exercise 3: Hazard and Risk Analysis (ASIL Determination)
o Safety Requirements
o Breakout Exercise 4: Functional Safety Requirements and Concept

Day 2
 Chapter 6: ASIL-Oriented and Safety-Oriented Analysis
o ASIL Decomposition Case Study
o Safety Analysis in ISO 26262
 Chapter 7: System Level Development (Part 4)
o Technical Safety Concept
o Safety Tactics
o Hardware-Software Interface
o Breakout Exercise 5: Technical Safety Requirements – Hardware
 Chapter 8: Hardware Level Development (Part 5)
o Initiation of Product Development at the Hardware Level
o Specification of Hardware Safety Requirements
o Hardware Detailed Design
o Diagnostic Coverage Analysis Methodology
o Breakout Exercise 6: Conducting Safety Analysis and Hardware Metrics

Day 3
 Chapter 9: Evaluation of Hardware Elements (Part 8)
o Evaluation of Hardware Elements
o Proven Use in Argumentation
o Interfaces Within Distributed Developments
 Chapter 10: Hardware Level Development (Part 5 continued)
 Chapter 11: Guidelines on Application of ISO 26262 to Semiconductors (Part 11)
o Specific Semiconductor Technologies and Use Cases
‒ Digital Components and Memories
‒ Analogue/Mixed Signal Components
‒ Programmable Logic Devices
‒ Multi-core Components
‒ Sensors and Transducers
o Analysis of HW Design
‒ Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Digital Component
‒ Notes About Safety Analysis
‒ Implications for Multi-core Components
‒ Safety Analysis for Sensors and Transducers

Day 4
 Chapter 12: Software Level Development (Part 6)
o Interface with Hardware in Part 11
o Qualification of Software Components
o Breakout Exercise 7: Technical Safety Requirements – Software
 Chapter 13: System Level Development (Part 4 continued)
o Integration and Testing
o Hardware-Software Integration
o Safety Validation
o Breakout Exercise 8: Safety Case and Assessment

Day 5
 Chapter 14: Supporting Processes (Part 8)
o Distributed Development
o Specification and Management of Safety Requirements
o Configuration Management
o Change Management
o Verification
o Documentation Management System
o Qualification of Software Tools
o Qualification of Software Components
o Evaluation of Hardware Elements
 Chapter 15: ISO 26262 Implementation Strategy

Optional ISO 26262 Certification Exam – Final 3 hours of Day Five

Trainer Profile

Greg Gruska is the Omnex Champion for Functional Safety, and a Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He has led multiple ISO 26262 engagements for Omnex for the last several years. His strength in Functional Safety is a strong understanding and experience in systems engineering and reliability/safety analysis in both hardware and software development. Greg has conducted Gap Analyses and assisted organizations to integrate Functional Safety into their development and production processes. Since 2009 he has been working with diverse organizations including those in the semiconductor, braking, powertrain, steering, suspension, passive restraints, lighting, power storage/generation, and autonomous vehicle domains located in North America, Europe and the Far East. Greg has experience designing Functional Safety and SOTIF at the Vehicle level in addition to his OEM experience at General Motors. He is also a reliability expert and can guide hardware teams in conducting Safety Analysis and hardware metrics.

Greg was an active/writing member of the MSA, SPC, FMEA, and EFMEA Manual subcommittees of the American Automotive industry’s Supplier Quality Requirements Task Force which is part of the international task force governing IATF 16949. He is a member of the ISO TAG TC 22 SC 32 WG 8 US – Functional safety. He teaches ISO 26262 Functional Safety Certification, ISO 26262 Functional Safety Assessor and Auditor, and ASPICE Understanding and Auditing courses.

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