With the IoT, in Factory 4.0 applications, and especially in self-driving cars, more and more analog ICs are being used. They enable digital systems to process signals from their surroundings for example. That means that they are also being used more and more in safety-related systems, such as radar and lidar. To put it simply: if the signals are ‘translated’ incorrectly, a self-driving car will likely end up in a ditch. In this episode we are talking to Michael Frese, Director of the Automotive System Functional Safety Department at Renesas, and Dr Franck Galtié, Head of Functional Safety at NXP, about how to implement functionally safe systems with analog semiconductor elements, and what the semiconductor industry is doing to help deliver reliable ICs.
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