Functional safety

Efficiently achieve ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 certification and more by using our products, available documentation and knowledgeable safety experts

Streamline your functional safety system certification

Meet the rigorous requirements of functional safety standards such as ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 with our analog and embedded processing products.

While all of our products follow certified quality-managed processes, we understand that safety critical functions require more rigor. This is why our functional safety-compliant products leverage our TÜV SÜD-certified functional safety hardware and software development processes. Let us help you achieve the highest Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) and Safety Integrity Level (SIL) your design requires.

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Functional safety classificatons

Functional Safety-Capable
Functional Safety Quality-Managed*
Functional Safety-Compliant

Development process

TI quality-managed process
TI functional safety process

Analysis report

Functional safety FIT rate calculation
Failure mode distribution (FMD) and/or pin FMA**
Included in FMEDA Included in FMEDA
Fault-tree analysis (FTA)**

diagnostics description

Functional safety manual


Functional safety product certificate***

* We are phasing out the “SafeTI” terminology in favor of the three categories outlined in the table above. For products previously labeled SafeTI-26262 or SafeTI-61508, see the Functional Safety-Compliant category. For SafeTI-60730 or SafeTI-QM products, see Functional Safety Quality-Managed.

** May only be available for analog power and signal chain products.

*** Available for select products.

Certificate for Functional Safety Software Development Process

Compliancy to functional safety standards IEC 61508 and ISO 26262.

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Certification for Functional Safety Hardware Process

Compliancy to functional safety standards IEC 61508 and ISO 26262.

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Understanding functional safety FIT base failure rate estimates per IEC 62380

Systematic and random hardware failures need to be addressed for you to achieve functional safety compliance. Learn about two techniques for estimating the base failure rate (BFR) required to calculate quantitative random hardware.

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Streamlining functional safety certification in automotive and industrial

Whether you are designing for the factory floor or the highway, this white paper explains how we approach designing integrated circuits (ICs) and provides the resources needed to streamline your functional safety design.

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Why choose TI for your functional safety needs?


Sustainability and compliance

Our certified development process meets the requirements of ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 to help you build to meet standards over the safety life cycle.


Access industry-standard reports on

Completing your system-level certification requires component-level documentation such as functional safety FIT rate, FMEDA and more. We simplify your process with direct access from


System-level expertise

As a participant in the industry standards development,  our analog and embedded products are engineered with the latest component-level requirements in mind.

Functional safety technologies

Industrial and automotive functional safety motor-control resources

If you are designing industrial and automotive motor control applications that include variable speed drives and automotive traction inverters, you need to comply with functional safety standards such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 13849, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61800-5-2 and ISO 26262 to ensure correct operating procedures and keep operators safe. Our semiconductor isolation technologies with increased lifetimes help meet your isolation requirements and enable highly reliable systems, while sensing and real-time processing for monitoring faulty scenarios and actuating to a safe state help reduce the overall risk of hazards.

High-power, high-performance automotive SiC traction inverter reference design
Developed by Texas Instruments and Wolfspeed, this 800-V, 300-kW silicon carbide-based traction inverter reference design helps design engineers create high-performance, high-efficiency traction inverter systems.
ASIL D safety concept-assessed high-speed traction, bidirectional DC/DC conversion reference design
This reference design demonstrates control of a hybrid electric vehicle/electric vehicle traction inverter and bidirectional DC/DC converter with a single TMS320F28388D real-time C2000™ microcontroller.
TÜV SÜD-assessed safe torque off (STO) reference design for industrial drives (IEC 61800-5-2)
This reference design outlines a safe-torque-off (STO) subsystem for a three-phase inverter with complementary metal-oxide semiconductor input-isolated IGBT gate drivers.
Featured products for motor control
TPS6594-Q1 ACTIVE Automotive 2.8-V to 5.5-V PMIC with five buck regulators and four low-dropout regulators
TMS320F28388D ACTIVE C2000™ 32-bit MCU w/ connectivity manager, 2x C28x+CLA CPU, 1.5-MB flash, FPU64, CLB, ENET, EtherCAT
DRV8350F ACTIVE 102-V max 3-phase Functional Safety Quality-Managed smart gate driver
“With technology advancements, the need for functional safety is critical. Our commitment of a growing functional safety product portfolio and design tools help you simplify and accelerate your design process.”
– Heinz-Peter Beckemeyer | Texas Instruments Director, Functional Safety Marketing

Frequently asked questions

Still have questions? Find your answer here or search the TI E2E™ technical support forums where our engineers answer your questions and share their knowledge.

Which standards do your parts comply with?

IEC 60730 – Applies to automatic electrical controls for use in, on or in association with equipment for household and similar use. This standard also applies to automatic electrical controls for equipment that may be used by the public, such as equipment intended to be used in shops, offices, hospitals, farms and commercial and industrial applications.

IEC 61508 – Covers functional safety aspects to be considered when electrical, electronic and programmable electronic (E/E/PE) systems are used to carry out safety functions.  This standard can be applied to a large range of industrial applications and also provides a basis for many other standards.

ISO 26262 – Applies to functional safety-related systems that includes electrical and/or electronic (E/E) systems and that are installed in series production automotive vehicles.

Is the functional safety FIT rate different than the technology FIT rate? How is functional safety FIT-rate calculated?

Yes, the functional safety FIT rate is different than the technology FIT rate. Our online mean time between failure (MTBF)/FIT estimator for technology FIT rate is derived using the JESD85 methodology from internal high-temperature operating life (HTOL) and early life failure rate (ELFR) reliability testing. The MTBF and FIT are estimated with a 60% confidence level for reliability.

This method provides an accurate FIT rate for the process technology but does not take into account transistor or gate count, die size or other important factors. We provide functional safety FIT rate based on one of two standards, IEC TR 62380 or SN 29500, which offer a 90% confidence level. Functional safety standards, such as IEC 61508 and ISO 26262, often suggest 90% confidence levels be used for safety-related random failure FIT rate estimation.

For more on functional safety FIT rate, read this Understanding Functional Safety FIT Base Failure Rate Estimates per IEC 62380 and SN 29500. 

What is the difference between FMEA and pin FMA?

Both reports are the results of failure mode analysis. The report content and format are different.

A failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) report follows a process and format that is required by the IATF 16949 standard for automotive product development using the AIAG FMEA requirements standard.  When a failure mode analysis report does not follow the AIAG FMEA process and format it is called a pin FMA.

Why do some of your products offer the FMD and pin FMA, but some only have one or the other?

Providing a pin FMA is required when you have dedicated single function pins that can be easily mapped to a specific failure mode. In contrast, for a microcontroller or processor device the IO’s are typically multi-function and have several layers of in-built pin muxing, meaning that there is no single function and no practical means of mapping a single IO to a single specific failure mode.

In this scenario each pin is assumed to have the same potential for failure and therefore an equal failure rate. Within our FMEDA the package failure rate is calculated as per the IEC 62380 model and then equally divided by the number of pins to provide a FIT per pin failure rate. The FMEDA allows the customer full control over the package failure rate through the applied diagnostic measures down to the individual pin level. Finally, failure modes of IP that include failures of the pins are covered in the analysis of individual IP and a further pin FMA would be redundant.

What should I do if a product I’ve selected does not have an analysis report available?

Please contact your local sales representative.

Where can I find SafeTI products?

While we are no longer using the brand SafeTI, these products are still supported and available! If you were using or considering a SafeTI-26262 or SafeTI-61508 product, you will find them under the Functional Safety-Compliant category. If you were using or considering a SafeTI-60730 or SafeTI-QM product, you will now find them listed as Functional Safety Quality-Managed products.