Eda tools and methodologies for reliable nanoelectronic systems

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In recent years, advances in technology have enabled the employment of automated systems to control driving tasks. The idea of electronic devices having complete control over a vehicle promises to change the concept of mobility soon. However, allowing computers to control all the tasks in a vehicle demands sophisticated systems and significant safety concerns. Furthermore, the increasing complexity in such applications is causing a shift in the traditional design flow. For example, the development of semiconductors implementing safety-critical functionalitiesmust incorporate mechanisms to reduce the risk of failures avoiding life-threatening situations. This dissertation addresses the role of the EDA industry in supporting the safety aspects of automotive electronic systems. We propose methodologies to deploy the traditional EDA technologies into functional safety verification, improving compliance to Automotive Safety Standards, like ISO 26262, and ensuring automotive devices’ safety integrity levels. For such, we must comprehend how the guidelines of ISO 26262 establish a comprehensive safety lifecycle that supports the analysis of Systematic Failures and RandomHardware Failures. Afterward,we investigate the many possibilities to advance the state-of-the-art by deploying EDA technologies in compliancewith safety requirements. As a result,we identify research possibilities at different safety lifecycle stages. Furthermore, we propose methodologies to support such development phases, enabling compliance with ISO 26262…