Freescale Qorivva Microcontroller is First Automotive MCU to Receive ISO 26262 Functional Safety Standard Certification

Certified MCU is a SafeAssure solution that helps enable functional safety compliance in automotive electronics

AUSTIN, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 6, 2012Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is making it easier for automotive electronics suppliers to develop functionally safe systems in compliance with the International Standards Organization’s (ISO) 26262 standard. The company today announced the certification of its Qorivva MPC5643L 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) by exida, an independent accredited assessor, making it the industry’s first semiconductor product to achieve the certification.

The Qorivva MPC5643L 32-bit MCU, built on Power Architecture® technology, is designed for use in a wide range of automotive applications that require high levels of automotive safety integrity, including electric power steering, active suspension, anti-lock braking systems and radar-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). It is suitable for use for all automotive safety integrity levels (ASIL), up to and including the most stringent level, ASIL D.

The MPC5643L MCU is part of the Freescale SafeAssure program, which offers a broad solution set of MCUs, sensors and analog ICs, as well as support for functional safety application design that includes training, safety documentation and technical support.

“Freescale has a long and successful history of providing innovative MCUs to the automotive market,” said Ray Cornyn, vice president of Freescale's Automotive MCU Division. “Our SafeAssure program simplifies the process and reduces the time required for automotive and industrial OEMs to achieve system compliance with functional safety standards. The certification of our Qorivva MCU by exida represents additional proof of our commitment to easing customers’ development of functionally safe electronic systems.”

According to the ISO, functional safety is the absence of unreasonable risk due to hazards caused by the malfunction of electrical/electronic systems. ISO 26262 targets complete automotive systems and consists of 10 parts, including clauses for hardware, software, their integration and the development and production processes. As the MPC5643L MCU will be only one component in such systems, exida carefully tailored the assessment scope to all clauses of the ISO 26262 that were identified as applicable to an MCU. The MPC5643L was successfully assessed and certified against the MCU-specific portions of the ISO 26262 standard.

The resulting ISO 26262 functional safety assessment certificate issued by exida, ‘FREESCALE 1108067 P0026 C001,’ can be found in the Safety Automation Element List on the exida web site.

“Freescale’s MPC5643L is the first microcontroller to achieve a formal ISO 26262 certificate for ASIL D functional safety capability by an independent third-party accredited certification body,” said exida’s Principal Partner Rainer Faller. “The certificate is issued based on a successful assessment of the product design and applied development and production processes against all requirements and work product definitions of ISO 26262 identified as applicable to this microcontroller part. Freescale has done an excellent job with this product.”

The Qorivva MPC5643L MCU is included in Freescale’s product longevity program, with assured supply for a minimum of 15 years. For Terms and Conditions and to obtain a list of available products, visit freescale.com/productlongevity.

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Availability

The Qorivva MPC5643L MCU is available now from Freescale. Click here for more information.

Freescale SafeAssure program: Functional Safety. Simplified.

The Freescale SafeAssure functional safety program is designed to help system manufacturers more easily achieve system compliance with functional safety standards: International Standards Organization (ISO) 26262 and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61508. The program highlights Freescale solutions – hardware and software – that are optimally designed to support functional safety implementations and come with a rich set of enablement collateral. For more information, visit www.freescale.com/SafeAssure.

ISO 26262 is intended to be applied to safety-related systems that include one or more electrical and/or electronic systems and that are installed in series production passenger cars with a maximum gross vehicle mass up to 7,700 lbs/3,500 kg. For more information, visit www.iso.org.

About Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry-leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity – our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of our key applications and end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world. www.freescale.com

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