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Pi Innovo OpenECU® Developer Software 2.9.0 Now Available

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We are pleased to announce a new release of the OpenECU Developer Software. This release is a direct replacement for existing versions of all standard OpenECU targets. (NOTE: the M560/M580 targets have their own ISO 26262 compliant... View More

Pi Innovo M560/M580 and OpenECU-FS achieves TÜV SÜD certification to ISO 26262 ASIL D

ISO 26262 Certification (Functional Safety) for ECUThe M560/M580 has been certified by TÜV SÜD against ISO 26262-2018 as a safety element out of context up to ASIL D. The Electronic Control Units (ECU) are industry proven with features tailored for integrated Vehicle Control Unit (VCU) and Vehicle Charge Control Unit (VCCU) 12-volt and 24-volt applications, along with Pi Innovo’s OpenECU-FS platform software. The certification process verified achievement... View More

Hexagon Studio Uses Pi Innovo OpenECU Modules for EV / HEV Supervisory Control

Overview

Hexagon Studio was founded in 2005 with a vision to provide design and engineering services implementing turnkey solutions primarily in the automotive sector. The Hexagon Studio facility has been registered as an “R&D Center” by Ministry of Industry and Technology (Turkey) since 2011.  A primary focus is electric vehicle integration and control software applications. Pi Innovo’s OpenECU platform has been used in a range of EV/HEV projects and is currently in use... View More

Comparison of Electronic Control Unit Microcontroller Safety Architectures

Introduction

With the increase in vehicle electrification and autonomy, electronic control units are now subject to rigorous functional safety standards such as ISO 26262.  Functional safety is defined by ISO 26262 as "the absence of unreasonable risk due to hazards caused by malfunctioning behavior of electrical and electronic systems[1]." Malfunctions are broadly grouped into two categories: random faults and systematic faults.
  • Random faults occur unpredictably during lifetime of a hardware part and follow probability distributions[2]. Examples... View More