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Mixel, Inc. today announced that it has achieved ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certification by DEKRA Certification, Inc. and ISO 26262 certification for automotive functional safety by SGS-TUV Saar GmbH. In order to achieve each respective certification, Mixel had to meet the requirements for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) standard for its IP development process. Once ISO 9001 certified, Mixel then followed its ISO 9001 QMS to demonstrate that both its processes and products met the requirements for ISO 26262:2018. Both ISO certifications covers Mixel’s headquarters in San Jose, California, and its satellite operations in Cairo, Egypt.
Demonstrable commitment to delivering consistent high-quality IP with first-time silicon success validated by external certifications
The ISO 9001:2015 standard is based on key quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the role of top management, the process approach, and continual improvement. The standard provides guidance and tools for companies and organizations that want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customers’ requirements, and that quality is continually enhanced.
“We are proud to certify Mixel to ISO 9001:2015,” said Cem Onus, Managing Director of DEKRA Audit North America. “It was evident throughout the process that Mixel’s leadership is strongly committed to quality management, with dedication to continual improvement throughout the organization.”
ISO 26262 is an international standard for functional safety and expected reliability of electrical and electronic systems installed in series production road vehicles. Mixel product development process was developed to ensure meeting the strict ISO26262:2018 ASIL-D automotive safety requirements.
To achieve full ISO 26262 certification, Mixel went through generic process audit and MIPI® products functional safety assessment with SGS-TUV. Mixel showed that its MIPI IP products follow systematic functional safety development flow requirements. In addition, Mixel’s MIPI IP follow its ISO 9001 certified QMS and delivered with comprehensive functional safety documentation including Safety Manual; Safety Case Report; Failure Modes, Effects, and Diagnostics Analysis (FMEDA); Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA); and other safety related documentation.
“Mixel’s certification for ISO 26262:2018 is based on SGS-TUV Saar’s thorough inspection and review of Mixel’s functional safety documentation and development processes,” said Wolfgang Ruf, head of Functional Safety for Semiconductors at SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH. “By achieving full certification, Mixel demonstrates its commitment to automotive SoC designers, providing a level of confidence that Mixel’s IP complies with the industry’s stringent functional safety requirements.”
In addition to functional safety deliverables included with the ISO 26262 certified IP, Mixel has developed additional test capabilities of its IP, the TX+ and RX+ configurations. The patented RX+ and proprietary TX+ configurations give automotive SoC designers the full-speed loopback testability of a universal configuration without the area penalty.
“Mixel has been a trusted partner for many years and has provided us with IP for multiple generations of our flagship ICs,” said Mike Leary, vice president of engineering at NXP. “Achieving this certification helps to reaffirm our decision to partner with Mixel as we develop our next generation of products.”
“Mixel has been delivering high-quality IP to help our customers minimize bring-up time and integration risk since 1998,” said Ashraf Takla, CEO of Mixel. “Achieving ISO 9001:2015 QMS certification validates our system and processes and demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement. Achieving ISO 26262:2018 certification allows Mixel to provide our customers a high-quality IP that meets their target FuSa requirements when designing automotive SoCs.”
Mixel’s MIPI IPs are fully certified for ISO 26262:2018 and available now.