Protect the people, products, company brand, and environment with Intel’s advantageous, high-performance, scalable, and reliable industrial functional safety solutions.
Intel’s comprehensive safety approach covers Intel® processors and Intel® FPGAs allowing customers to accelerate development while meeting safety-critical requirements.
There are many good reasons to put FPGAs at the heart of your safety-critical systems. These include:
To simplify and speed up your safety certification process, Intel worked closely with TÜV Rheinland* to provide an IEC61508 certified Functional Safety Data Package, which includes:
Our customers have been using the package since 2010 for industrial applications certified for IEC61508, and it is now on its fifth major reversion, covering TÜV-certified FPGAs across four main device families.
Using the certification of tools and devices and the guidance in our certified Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3) Functional Safety Data Package, developers can shorten IEC 61508 development time and reduce certification risks across many safety-critical industrial applications, such as industrial servo and inverter drives, safety devices, and automation controllers. In addition, the Safety Separation Design Flow retains the FPGA benefit of quick upgrades/bug fixes while reducing the need for full design recertification.
The following figure shows a typical dual-channel SIL3 industrial "safe" system implemented with two FPGAs.
Contact your local Intel® FPGA representative for more information and access to the Functional Safety Data Packages, or example designs.
The board includes a reference design of a safety application, which can be adapted into the typical dual-channel SIL3 "Safe" System shown below, alongside documents describing the steps required to bring safety designs from initial development to end production.
Efficient Motor Control Designs with Intel® FPGAs and SoC FPGAs
Designing motor control and motion control systems with Intel® FPGAs and SoC FPGAs can result in significant reduction in overall cost of ownership through:
The Intel® Motor Control Development Framework enables you to easily create integrated, high-performance drive-on-a-chip motor control designs with Intel® FPGAs and SoCs. The framework comprises reference designs, software libraries, intellectual property (IP) cores, and a portfolio of motor control hardware platforms supporting the development of motor control systems in a single FPGA. Intel provides all the ingredients to add safety to these designs, using safe features such as our Nios® II Lockstep processors, and Safe Partitioning flow.
Step 1: Please contact your local Intel sales representative to submit a purchasing order
Functional Safety Data Package ordering codes:
IP_ABG_SAFETYDP - US$10,000
IPR_ABG_SAFETYDP (Upgrade from previous version) - US$2,500
FSDP V5.1 (current version)
Step 2: You will receive an email containing web access information once the processing order is processed, including logon information.
Step 3: Accept the license agreement & download the Functional Safety Data Package from My Intel. After accepting the license agreement, you will be able to download the FDSP.
A free evaluation license of the Industrial Functional Safety Data Package is also available. Please contact your local Intel sales representative to discuss.
The automotive industry is a thought-leader in adding multiple active safety systems to reduce the risk of injury and harm. Adapted from the IEC 61508 functional safety standard, the ISO 26262 automotive electronic system safety standard helps you avoid systematic faults and also detect, control, and mitigate any random hardware faults that may cause a malfunction of the system.
As with our Functional Safety Data Package for industrial IEC 61508, we also worked with TÜV Rheinland, to create an Automotive Functional Safety Data Package, receiving qualification to ISO 26262 for a set of tools, devices, and IP.
AFSDP Ordering Process
Step 1: Please contact your local Intel sales representative to submit a purchasing order.
Automotive Functional Safety Data Package ordering code IP-ABG-ASAFETYDP2.
Step 2 & 3 - same as FSDP.