Semiconductor defects are most often inserted into a new design during the requirements planning phase. Further, more than 40% of projects fail or are abandoned because of requirements traceability and management issues. The resolution to these issues lies in the use of centralized requirements traceability solutions to assure consistency in the requirements management process.
The Silicon Thinking Requirement, Traceability and Test solution enables organizations to improve their overall global requirement management process by capturing the “voice of the customer” and translating it into user requirements for new semiconductor products. Automated requirement management, traceability to test cases and automatic impact analysis on changes are enabled. A central repository contains all customer requirements and associated product specifications that satisfy them.
With this solution, organizations are able to drive consistency across design teams when capturing customer, regulatory standards and market-driven requirements. Requirements can be defined and decomposed into hierarchies and then fulfilled through the design, implementation and testing of final products to assure 100% requirement fulfillment. Companies reduce development costs and rework by bridging the gap between product requirements and engineering disciplines.
It connects to more than 60 requirements authoring applications and data sources and then automates the painful tasks to provide all the data needed to be prove compliance with the most demanding and challenging standards including DO178B, ISO26262, IEC61508, IEC62304, 21CFR820.30, CMMI, and Spice.