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Planning Software Architecture and Modeling Patterns for ISO 26262 Compliance

By Tjorben Groß, Jason Moore, and John Lee, MathWorks


The ISO 26262 standard for functional safety provides high-level guidance on the development of automotive electronics and electrical systems, including embedded software. At MathWorks we have observed that the room for interpretation of the standard can be both useful and burdensome.

In this work we contribute to closing this gap. We provide guidance for Model-Based Design development projects, particularly how to address challenges such as freedom from interference, testability at different software architecture levels, and reusability. These best practices are addressed by means of modeling patterns and lay the foundation for more streamlined software verification.

This paper was presented at Embedded World Conference 2020.

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Published 2020

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