About VC SpyGlass Fault Analysis

Synopsys VC SpyGlass Fault Analysis performs functional safety analysis early in the design flow to provide guidance for design changes resulting in ISO 26262 functional safety metric improvements. This technology also enables soft error analysis for identification of most vulnerable design hotspots to guide impactful design changes for reliability improvement. Leveraging Synopsys SpyGlass technology, analysis can be performed either in RTL or gate-level netlists, minimizing impact to design schedules.

Key Benefits


Fast Analysis at the RTL or Gate-Level Netlists

not required

No Testbenches Required

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Ensures Minimum Impact to Design Schedule


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  • Calculates ISO 26262 metrics for both transient and permanent faults
  • Identifies hotspots in the design that have the highest probability of causing functional safety failure
  • Reports with an ordered list of registers that can be replaced to improve SPFM metrics
  • Intuitive, integrated browser with cross-probing among views


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