Mentor Graphics Adds ReqTracer to ISO 26262 Qualification Program

February 22, 2017 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Mentor Graphics Corp. has further expanded its Mentor Safe functional safety assurance program with the addition of ReqTracer, an industry-standard line of software tools for requirements management and tracking. Achieving the highest possible tool confidence level as a standalone tool, ReqTracer is now qualified for use in safety-critical ISO 26262 designs and verification flows at all criticality levels up to and including ASIL D.

Automotive OEMs, tier ones and any developer in the area of safety-relevant functions gets in touch with ISO 26262, the overarching standard for functional safety – with strict rules as to the documentation of requirements and development processes. Requirements that can only be handled with specific tools like ReqTracer. Mentor Graphics now has added its Mentor Safe functional safety assurance program by adding ReqTracer to its tool spectrum. The tool is now qualified for use in safety-critical ISO 26262 designs and verification flows at all criticality levels including ASIL D.

In addition to ReqTracer, the Mentor Safe program includes Tessent silicon test and yield analysis tools, the Nucleus SafetyCert real time operating system, the Volcano VSTAR Autosar operating system and BSW stack, and a growing array of ISO 26262 certified documentation and qualification reports for Mentor tools supporting the design, verification and test of system-on-chip (SoC) applications and vehicle electronics system design. 

The ReqTracer solution provides advantages for automotive and other safety-critical applications: The tool automatically traces requirements from multiple sources throughout the design process. It simplifies report generation, provides real-time insights for managing requirements change impacts, and generates customized documentation that streamlines design review and audit cycles. This automated approach allows project teams to focus on implementation and verification, and more quickly achieve verification closure.

More information on the Mentor Safe program and certified Mentor Graphics products and solutions is available at  http://go.mentor.com/mentorsafe.