Project partners from every stage of electrical and electronic controls development are cooperating in the German federal ministry for education and research (BMBF) program “Key Technologies for Electromobility (STROM I)” to develop new approaches to the design of robust semiconductor components. The project covers the entire supply and manufacture chain, from automotive manufacturers, to producers of control systems, through to semiconductor manufacturers. Key goals are producing requirements specifications for semiconductors in automobiles and determining the requirements management, including the verification process throughout the entire supply chain. A second area of focus is robust design and the validation and analysis of robustness using the identified requirements specifications.
Together with AUDI AG, Fraunhofer IZM is developing the techniques used to determine and manage the requirements specifications for the development and validation of robust semiconductor components in the automotive industry. Our research is also addressing the requirements of tomorrow, such as electrification of the automobile, which will lead to longer operating times. The impact of altered parameters is being investigated using established methods for generating a requirements specification.