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An IP provider’s perspective on functional safety

November 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title: An IP provider’s perspective on functional safety

Speaker: Pete Harrod, Director of Functional Safety at Arm, Cambridge. Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Dependable Embedded Computing, Imperial

In this talk, Pete will briefly tell you something about himself, his time at Arm and what he does there now – and introduce his role as a part-time Visiting Professor and what he hopes to achieve in the 3 years that he will be doing this. But the focus of the talk will be on how an IP provider such as Arm can develop products that can be used in applications where safety is a key concern. By using ‘Connected and Highly Automated Vehicles’ (so-called self-driving cars) as an example, he’ll explain how the design and verification process needs to proceed to meet the requirements of safety standards and discuss the types of faults that can occur and how they need to be handled. By describing one of the latest Arm CPUs that support functional safety, he’ll show what can be achieved at the IP level. He’ll conclude with a look at future challenges and areas that are ripe for collaborative research.

Biography:  Pete is one of the 12 founding engineers of Arm and is still there 28 years later, having taken on a number of roles in design, test, debug and now in functional safety. He is one of the UK experts on the working group that develops the ISO 26262 standard for automotive functional safety and is now contributing to a forthcoming standard on the ‘Safety of the Intended Functionality (SOTIF)’. He has a PhD from UMIST , is a Fellow of the IET and is on the steering committee of the European Test Symposium.


November 26, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


EEE Level 9 Seminar Room