Streamline your functional safety system certification
Efficiently achieve ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 certification and more, using our products, available documentation and knowledgeable safety experts.
Meet the rigorous requirements of functional safety standards, such as ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 with our analog and embedded processing products. While all of our products follow our certified quality-managed processes, we understand that safety critical functions require more rigor. This is why our functional safety-compliant products leverage our TÜV SÜD-certified functional safety hardware and software development processes.
Let us help you achieve the highest ASIL and SIL levels your design requires. In addition to our functional safety-certified engineers, available documentation and resources such as functional safety FIT rate, FMEDA, safety certificates and software diagnostics libraries help you streamline the certification process.
The chart below lists the development process and documentation you will find in each of our functional safety product’s technical documentation section. Trouble finding it? Ask your local sales contact.
|Functional Safety-Capable||Functional Safety Quality-Managed*||Functional Safety-Compliant*|
|Development process||TI quality-managed process|
|TI functional safety process|
|Analysis report||Functional safety FIT rate calculation|
|Failure mode distribution (FMD) and/or pin FMA**|
|Fault-tree analysis (FTA)**|
|Diagnostics description||Functional safety manual|
|Certification||Functional safety product certificate***|
* We are phasing out the “SafeTI” terminology in favor of the three categories outlined in the table above. For products previously labeled SafeTI-26262 or SafeTI-61508, see the Functional Safety-Compliant category. For SafeTI-60730 or SafeTI-QM products, see Functional Safety Quality-Managed.
** May only be available for analog power and signal chain products.
*** Available for select products.
Systematic and random hardware failures need to be addressed for you to achieve functional safety compliance. Learn about two techniques for estimating the base failure rate (BFR) required to calculate quantitative random hardware
Whether you’re designing for the factory floor or the highway, this white paper explains how TI’s approach to designing integrated circuits (ICs) provides you with the resources needed to streamline your functional safety design.
Your design starts with finding the right parts. Start exploring our most robust, Functional Safety-Compliant and Functional Safety Quality-Managed products, many designed with integrated safety mechanisms to help detect and prevent dangerous failures resulting from systematic or random hardware faults, ultimately helping you achieve up to ASIL-D or SIL-3 functional safety system certification. Looking for low-complexity devices with readily available analysis documentation to round out your design? We have that too.
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Explore featured applications
Leverage our interactive system block diagrams to find the product, reference design or design resource for your automotive or industrial functional safety application.
Advanced electronic components are reducing vehicle emissions, improving connectivity and enabling levels of autonomous driving. With so much at stake behind the wheel, functional safety provides the necessary risk management framework. Your designs can meet ISO 26262 requirements and automotive safety integrity levels (ASILs) up to ASIL D with our devices, tools and design resources.
Industrial systems from Industry 4.0 to robotics and motor drives are getting smarter, safer and more efficient. The demand to design safer industrial systems, reduce manufacturing downtime and maximize the lifespan of equipment increases functional safety design requirements to meet standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 13849, IEC 61800 and IEC 60730. Find the products and resources you need to meet your toughest industrial system-level design challenges.
Frequently asked questions
Still have questions? Find your answer here or search the TI E2E™ technical support forums where our engineers answer your questions and share their knowledge.
Which standards do our parts comply with?
IEC 60730 – Applies to automatic electrical controls for use in, on, or in association with equipment for household and similar use. This standard also applies to automatic electrical controls for equipment that may be used by the public, such as equipment intended to be used in shops, offices, hospitals, farms and commercial and industrial applications.
IEC 61508 – Covers functional safety aspects to be considered when electrical/electronic/programmable electronic (E/E/PE) systems are used to carry out safety functions. This standard can be applied to a large range of industrial applications and also provides a basis for many other standards.
ISO 26262 – Applies to functional safety-related systems that includes electrical and/or electronic (E/E) systems and that are installed in series production automotive vehicles.
Is the functional safety FIT rate different than the technology FIT rate? How is functional safety FIT-rate calculated?
Yes, the functional safety FIT rate is different than the technology FIT rate. Our online mean time between failure (MTBF)/FIT estimator for technology FIT rate is derived using the JESD85 methodology from internal high-temperature operating life (HTOL) and early life failure rate (ELFR) reliability testing. The MTBF & FIT are estimated with a 60% confidence level for reliability.
This method provides an accurate FIT rate for the process technology but does not take into account transistor/gate count, die size or other important factors. We provide functional safety FIT rate based on one of two standards, IEC TR 62380 or SN 29500 which offer a 90% confidence level. Functional safety standards, such as IEC 61508 and ISO 26262, often suggest 90% confidence levels be used for safety-related random failure FIT rate estimation.
For more on functional safety FIT rate, read this Understanding Functional Safety FIT Base Failure Rate Estimates per IEC 62380 and SN 29500.
What’s the difference between FMEA and pin FMA?
Both reports are the results of failure mode analysis. The report content and format are different.
An FMEA report follows a process and format that is required by the IATF 16949 standard for automotive product development using the AIAG FMEA requirements standard. When a failure mode analysis report does not follow the AIAG FMEA process and format it is called a pin FMA.
Why do some of your products offer the FMD and pin FMA, but some only have one or the other?
Providing a pin FMA is required when you have dedicated single function pins that can be easily mapped to a specific failure mode. In contrast, for a microcontroller or processor device the IO’s are typically multi-function and have several layers of in-built pin muxing, meaning that there is no single function and no practical means of mapping a single IO to a single specific failure mode.
In this scenario each pin is assumed to have the same potential for failure and therefore an equal failure rate. Within our FMEDA the package failure rate is calculated as per the IEC 62380 model and then equally divided by the number of pins to provide a FIT per pin failure rate. The FMEDA allows the customer full control over the package failure rate through the applied diagnostic measures down to the individual pin level. Finally, failure modes of IP that include failures of the pins are covered in the analysis of individual IP and a further pin FMA would be redundant.
What should I do if a product I’ve selected does not have an analysis report available?
Please contact your local sales representative.
Where can I find SafeTI products?
While we are no longer using the brand SafeTI, these products are still supported and available! If you were using or considering a SafeTI-26262 or SafeTI-61508 product, you will find them under the Functional Safety-Compliant category. If you were using or considering a SafeTI-60730 or SafeTI-QM product, you will now find them listed as Functional Safety Quality-Managed products.