Requirements tracing added to ISO 26262 qualification program

February 23, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
Mentor Graphics has expanded its Mentor Safe functional safety assurance program with the addition of ReqTracer, an industry-standard line of software tools for requirements management and tracking.

Achieving the highest tool confidence level as a standalone tool, ReqTracer is now qualified for use in safety-critical ISO 26262 designs and verification flows at all criticality levels up to and including ASIL D.


Mentor Safe is an ISO 26262 qualification and certification programs, established to help automotive and industrial customers rapidly navigate the increasingly complex process of functional safety certification. In addition to ReqTracer, the Mentor Safe program includes Tessent silicon test and yield analysis tools, the Nucleus SafetyCert real time operating system, the Volcano VSTAR AUTOSAR operating system and BSW stack, and ISO 26262 certified documentation and qualification reports for Mentor tools supporting the design, verification and test of system-on-chip (SoC) applications and vehicle electronics system design.


The ReqTracer tool automatically traces requirements from multiple sources throughout the design process. It simplifies report generation, provides real-time insights for managing requirements change impacts, and generates customized documentation that streamlines design review and audit cycles. This automated approach allows project teams to focus on implementation and verification, and more quickly achieve verification closure.


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