Case Study

Safety Critical Industrial Controller

ASIC design, software development and PCB design for a safety critical industrial controller with an on-chip high current switch. Designed to meet IEC61508 SIL 3. The end customer was an OEM with no internal electronics or software design team.

safety critical industrial controller
  • Embedded 16-bit eSi-1600 MCU
  • On-chip OTP memory and SRAM
  • Running from a high accuracy 64KHz on-chip oscillator
  • Ultra low-power requirements
  • High voltage protection and short and open circuit monitoring
  • High current switch
  • 180 nm BCD
  • Full-Scan, MBIST and Boundary-Scan
  • Synopsys: DC, Primetime Formality
  • Cadence:  Incisive, Innovus and analog design flow
  • Mentor :   Tessent, Calibre nmDRC/LVS,
  • Altera: FPGA prototype
  • Altium designer for design and layout