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.
On 18 th of November, ArchitectECA2030 coordinator dr. Cristina De Luca represented the project in a virtual International Conference AEIT Automotive 2021. Participants of the event had the opportunity to listen to the project-related presentation „Electric, connected and automated vehicles, what about Risk, Trust, and Failure?”
According to the presentation, vehicle automation is emerging in many forms and has many social implications. In order to take full advantage of emerging technologies, Electric, Connected and Automated (ECA) vehicles need to be trustworthy. People must feel safe and want to use and buy new services that ECAs open up to them. Consequently, there is a strong need for independent and reproducible validation of automated vehicles even though it have to dial with non-deterministic elements.
The ArchitectECA2030 goals are to manage failure modes, uncertainties, and failure probabilities, propagating through the entire ECA vehicle stack consisting of on-board HW, on-board SW, off-board SW and data, development and validation methodologies, to support hazard identification, risk analysis, and sufficient risk mitigation.
15 -16th of November 2021
On the 15th-16th of November, ArchitectECA2030 partners met in a Mission meeting. In the beginning, it was planned to have a live meeting in Graz, Austria. Unfortunately, due to the restricted safety requirements, it was decided to shift the meeting to an entirely virtual platform.
13 - 14th of October 2021
On the 13th-14th of October, Dr. Horst Lewitschnig representing ArchitectECA2030 partner Infineon Technologies Austria AG, participated in the 9th European Expert Workshop on Reliability of Electronics and Smart Systems, EuWoRel 2021, in Fraunhofer-Forum, Berlin.
8th of September 2021
On the 8th of September, ArchitectECA2030 partners met in the 1st virtual Review meeting. Leaders of Supply Chains and Work Packages presented results, deliverables and milestones achieved within the 1st year of the Project to the PO Anton Chichkov and Reviewers Mr. Zlatko Petrov and Dr. Jan Anthonis.
2nd June 2021
On the 2nd of June, ArchitectECA2030 partners met in a remote Vision meeting. The main goal of the meeting was to define the Vision of the Project, outline the activities to work on and set up the boundaries for the Project’s possibilities. Residual risk, Monitoring device, Framework and Methodologies, Standardization, Basic Vehicle Homologation Procedure in the EU, The new General Safety Regulation, Relation between Legislation & Standards were the main topics discussed. Although the project does not solve all the current challenges, ArchitectECA2030 gives the significant pillars for other future autonomous projects.