Design and Test of a Certifiable ASIC for a Safety-Critical Gas Burner Control System

@article{Gonalves2002DesignAT,
  title={Design and Test of a Certifiable ASIC for a Safety-Critical Gas Burner Control System},
  author={Fernando M. Gonçalves and Marcelino B. Santos and Isabel C. Teixeira and Jo{\~a}o Paulo Teixeira},
  journal={J. Electronic Testing},
  year={2002},
  volume={18},
  pages={285-294}
}
The purpose of this paper is to present a methodology and tools for the design and test of an EN298 compliant ASIC chip for a safety-critical gas burner control system. Safe operation, as far as the critical variable is concerned, is guaranteed in the presence of two simultaneous faults. Emphasis is put on circumventing methodology, EDA (Electronic Design Automation) and foundry limitations and on product certification requirements.