Accellera Luncheon
TimeMonday, December 6th11:45am - 1:15pm PST
Event Type
Lunch and Learn
Virtual Programs
Presented In-Person
DescriptionFacilitator for Town Hall Discussion:
Alessandra Nardi, Accellera Functional Safety Working Group Chair

Town Hall Participants:
Alex Palus, AMD
Ghani Kanawati, Arm
Bharat Rajaram, Texas Instruments
Serge Leef, DARPA

Attendance is free, but registration is required as space is limited. Please go to to register.
Abstract: Functional safety is a growing cornerstone of modern designs. Automotive, avionics, medical, industrial automation, and other market segments have developed systematic processes and techniques to support safety critical design. Yet many challenges are still being addressed:
• Is safety really different from any other design and verification metric?
• What are the costs involved?
• Is safety compliance a real value?
• How can we ensure devices operate as they should and are safe throughout their lifecycle?
• Can designs meant for one segment be leveraged in another?
• What is the connection to security?
Join us for lunch as our group experts discuss their perspectives on the issues, as well as the exciting future of functional safety. Members of the Accellera Functional Safety Working Group will provide insight into the mission of the working group and progress toward development of its emerging standard. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions, so come prepared for what is sure to be a thought-provoking discussion.