Sacco, V., Poezart, M., and Close, G., "System Design and Verification for a Safety Related Integrated Sensor," SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars – Electron. Electr. Syst. 8(2):320-324, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-01-0234.
This paper presents the engineering aspects of an integrated, monolithic, angular position sensor to be developed as Safety Element out of Context (SEooC) in accordance with ISO-26262. The sensor is a Hall-effect-based angular sensor, used in a wide range of automotive, safety-critical applications such as accelerator pedal position, throttle-valve position, or any other application requiring the accurate measurement of the angular position of a mechanical part. The assumed safety requirements allocated to this sensor have to be developed according to ASIL-C.The mapping between technical safety requirements and architecture elements, as conveyed by the technical safety concept, will be first presented. Failure mode effect and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA), supporting the safety mechanism specification will be discussed next; here a safety mechanism selection guide is also proposed. The paper will finally show how this safety-centric analysis is integrated into a classic mixed-signal integrated Circuit verification methodology.