On the 23rd and 24th of January 2023, AchitectECA2030 partners met in the workshop in Graz, Austria. These two days of the meeting were dedicated to preparation for the upcoming interim review meeting in March.
On the first day, we analysed the second review’s comments and recommendations. Also, we investigated concrete examples of how our demonstrators fit together in a vehicle and address the project objectives.
The second day was dedicated to the ArchitectECA2030 Big Picture presentation, adapted Demonstrator cards, updated Data management plan, updated Dissemination plan, finalization of the amendment, interim report and preparation for the Interim review!
Thanks to all partners for fruitful discussions, beneficial advice, and nice collaboration!
The European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems – EFECS is the international forum to Create impact through collaborative innovation for autonomous and sustainable European Electronic Components and Systems value chains. This year, the event organizers, AENEAS, EPoSS and Inside, have joined forces to bring all stakeholders together on the 24th -25th of November 2022 in Amsterdam at Beurs van Berlage, where we come together to Create impact through Collaborative Innovation.
The ArchitectECA2030 project was presented to over 600 participants of the EFECS 2022 with a project booth, informing the community via, poster, video, flyers, and even branded ArchitectECA2030 chocolates!
More information about the event: EFECS · EFECS 2022 highlights
What are ArchitectECA2030 links to ASAM Test Specification Study Group? This and many other questions were answered at the ASAM Test Specification Workshop organized by the Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems on the 17th November 2022 in Germany. In the workshop, the project coordinator Georg Stettinger gave a presentation about the ArchitectECA2030 key results and the project’s links to ASAM Test Methods (especially “Fault Injection”) and Use Cases.
ASAM e.V. (Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems) is a non-profit organization that promotes the standardization of toolchains in automotive development and testing. ASAM standards span a wide range of use cases in automotive development, testing, and validation. They define file formats, data models, protocols, and interfaces. The standards enable easy exchange of data and tools within and across toolchains.
More information about ASAM: Our Vision (asam.net)
Agenda of the event: ASAM Test Specification Workshop
On the 27th of September 2022, AchitectECA2030 partners met in the 2nd Review Meeting in White Atrium in Brussels.
The day was dedicated to presenting AchitectECA2030's progress and the main second-year achievements to the project officer Anton Chichkov from KDT JU and reviewers: Zlatko Petrov and Jan Louis Anthonis.
First, the project coordinator presented the overall project overview: structure, vision, mission, big picture, important synergies, and our implemented actions considering the 1st review recommendations. SCs' and demonstrators' leaders presented the main technical achievements, Demo Cards. WPs' leaders presented the current Tasks' status, the main highlights, and the next steps.
According to the reviewers' overall assessment, the project has achieved some of its objectives and milestones. However, a lot of work still has to be done during the last year.
On the 16 th of September 2022, during the DSC2022 conference in Strasbourg, we had the first ArchitectECA2030 External Advisory Board (EOB) meeting, where the project coordinator Georg Stettinger from Infineon and Jürgen Niehaus from SafeTrans presented the project to EOB members: Siddartha Khastgir from the University of Warwick, Benjamin Engel from ASAM and Andras Kemeny from Renault.
ArchitectECA2030 and the homologation process – was the main topic of the meeting. Furthermore, we linked the ODD concept to the residual risk concept of ArchitectECA2030. EAB members shared their lessons learned and experience in standardization. To get the complete picture of what is already achieved, we discussed project references that had not been considered before. Also, we started to build a certification and homologation community and agreed on regular experience exchange in the future. EAB members will help to establish connections to similar projects to complete the full baseline and ensure harmonized and aligned work within ArchitectECA2030.
We expect to present the final ArchitectECA2030 results in the standardizations and homologation at the upcoming DSC2023 conference next year in September in Antibes!
We share the first ArchitectECA2030 video, which introduces and explains the project's challenges, vision, goals, and ArchitectECA2030 efforts to make future mobility safe and trustworthy.
At the end of June, 2022, Lukas Sommeregger and Horst Lewitschnig from Infineon Technologies Austria AG participated at ENBIS Annual Meeting in Trondheim, Norway with the topic “Lifetime Drift Model for Discrete Data for Semiconductor Devices”.
In automotive industry, semiconductors play a critical role nowadays. Many applications, from airbags to sensors, require electrical components to function.
These semiconductors, or chips, have data sheets where their parameters are specified. These parameters can cover a wide variety of types. They can take continuous or discrete values.
Electrical parameters of semiconductor devices can drift over lifetime. Especially with the upcoming relevance of automated driving vehicles, it is important to control these electrical parameters and their potential drift over their whole life cycle to guarantee quality and safety for the end user.
In this context, statistical models for lifetime drifts of electrical parameters become important.
For the case of continuous parameters, like voltages, currents, and timings, models are already available. In ArchitectECA2030, the focus lies on the development of a new model for the potential lifetime drift of discrete parameters.
If the potential lifetime drift of parameters can be estimated correctly, countermeasures can be taken to guarantee quality targets. Those measures are taken by the manufacturer and by decision systems within automated driving vehicles.
The immediate use of the work lies in the area of quality control and support of a larger PHM (prognostics and health management) framework. The health status of the vehicle can be monitored on-line based on known lifetime behavior models. Furthermore, the remaining useful lifetime of an electronic device can be calculated.
In summary, the focus of this work lies in developing state-of-the-art methods for enabling predictive maintenance and supporting quality control in semiconductors with a focus on automotive products.
9th of June 2022
In the second year of the project, on the 9th of June 2022, the project coordinator Georg Stettinger invited SCs, WPs and Tasks leaders to come to Mission Meeting in Munich, Germany. It was the first time the partners met live. The two days meeting was scheduled to discuss the project's status, the main technical achievements in SCs, demonstrators, the first review remarks and recommendations, dissemination and exploitations topics, and the following steps to be done. The project partners are going to demonstrate how ArchitectECA2030 closes the gap between “bottom up“ (demonstrators, proof-of-concept MonDev big picture) and “top down“ view (validation framework, standardization, homologation). Also, the project coordinator is organizing the first External Advisory Board (EAB) meeting in connection with the upcoming DSC2022 conference in Strasbourg.
On 19th-20th of May 2022, Lukas Sommeregger and Horst Lewitschnig from Infineon Technologies Austria AG participated at the ENBIS (European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics) Spring meeting in Grenoble, France with the ArchitectECA2030 project related presentation “Stochastic Drift Model for Discrete Parameters” about a statistical model for discrete parameters based on nonparametric interval estimation of conditional transition probabilities in Markov chains that allows for flexible modelling and fast computation. The presenters demonstrated how to use the model to formulate an integer optimization problem to calculate optimal test limits. Calculation for both arbitrary parameter distributions at production testing as well as defined initial distributions ware shown. Finally, they gave an approach to calculate remaining useful lifetime for electronic components.
The link for more details: contribution.pdf (enbis.org)
In 2021, the Annual European Forum for Electronics and Systems was organized virtually again. The ArchitechtECA2030 was presented in the virtual Marketplace, between other EU projects.
Conference participants had the opportunity to visit the project's virtual account, view the project's poster, website, social media accounts, and chat with the project coordinator and dissemination leader.