LONDON – Scaleo chip SA (Sophia Antipolis, France), a fabless chip company serving the automotive sector, has added safety features to its OLEA family of microcontrollers. The features, called SILant, provide compliance to ISO26262 ASIL D, the company said.
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The OLEA range of microcontrollers are based on the 32-bit Cortex-R5 multiprocessor capable core from ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) and are intended for use in powertrain, body control and driver-information applications.
SILant makes use of an asynchronous multicore architecture to increase security and incorporates three additional patented hardware safety mechanisms called: Asynchronous LockStep (ALS), Execution Flow Control (EFC) and Events Sequence Control (ESC). The hardware features are surrounded by safety infrastructure and a safety management unit offers fault detection and management.
The OLEA architecture supports the segregation of safety-critical and non-safety-critical functions while allow mutual existence within the same MCU.
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