IEC61508 (functional safety of electrical I electronic I programmable electronic safety-related systems) is an international standard applicable across all kinds of industries.
ISO 26262, which is a standard for functional safety of electrical & electronic components in road vehicles up to 3500kg, is derived from this standard.
Mentor- a Siemens Business created MentorSafe with one overarching goal: Enabling ISO 26262. MentorSafe ensures that the entire portfolio of automotive tools and products are suitable for use in ISO 26262 SoC, hardware, software, and system design. Mentor provides a broad array of ISO 26262 documentation and tool qualification, with third-party certification for select products such as:
SGS-TUV Saar certified Software Tool Qualification Reports for Questa Advanced Simulation, Questa Verification Management and Questa Clock Domain Crossing (CDC).
Other Mentor Safe highlights include ReqTracer®, an ISO 26262-qualified requirements management tool for complex FPGA and ASIC design.
Mentor's ISO 26262 roadmap includes plans for qualification and certification of more of Mentor's broad design portfolio.