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Role of a Software Architect in achieving Safety

Designing Software for Safety is an extremely complicated task, and the ISO 26262 Standard specifies several processes, methods and work products for the same. For a Software Architect who is new to Safety, this information is overwhelming.  Image courtesy: Shutterstock Here we present an overview on what are the responsibilities of a "Safety" Software Architect and how they are different from that of a typical embedded software architect. The Safety Software Architect also has some additional tasks: Decomposes the SW Safety Requirements with respect to ASIL tailoring Performs the Software Safety Analysis and Dependent Failure Analysis Support the Software Tool qualification process for tools used for SW development Support the qualification of Software components if necessary Every responsibility stated above is a complex task in itself and has several dependencies that must be taken care of. In our upcoming posts, we will cover some of these in greater detail. Meanwhile, he