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Quectel earns ISO 26262 certification for functional safety process

November 3, 2023

Posted by: Magda Dabrowska

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Quectel Wireless Solutions has announced it was awarded the ISO 26262:2018 Functional Safety Process Certificate by Bureau Veritas (BV). This means that Quectel has established a set of functional safety management process systems under the International Organisation of Standardisation (ISO) 26262 standards, providing continuous support for the design and manufacturing of products that adhere to international safety standards.

In addition, Quectel’s LG69T (AB) automotive-grade global navigation satellite system (GNSS) module has received certification for meeting the stringent requirements of ISO 26262 automotive safety integrity level (ASIL) B metrics, which underscores the LG69T (AB)’s ability to fulfil functional safety requirements, positioning it as a dependable formula for global automotive manufacturers and Tier-one suppliers.

“Securing ISO 26262 certifications marks a significant milestone in Quectel’s commitment to delivering top-tier products and services to the global automotive market. With these certifications, our LG69T (AB) module, and forthcoming products, will play a pivotal role in advancing vehicle safety and the evolution of autonomous driving,” said Norbert Muhrer, a president and CSO at Quectel Wireless Solutions. “Moving forward, we remain dedicated to creating more automotive-grade products that meet safety standards, contributing to the ongoing development of the intelligent driving industry.”

As driving technology progresses to more advanced levels of automation, the number of electronic and electrical systems within vehicles continues to grow. The complexity of software and hardware systems presents additional challenges in functional safety technologies. Selecting components compliant with functional safety standards can assist automotive manufacturers and Tier-one suppliers in improving their product development processes, ultimately ensuring vehicle safety.

Quectel’s LG69T (AB) is an automotive-grade high-precision GNSS positioning module based on the STMicroelectronics Teseo APP platform. When combined with multiple positioning technologies such as real-time kinematic (RTK) and dead reckoning (DR), this dual-frequency module can achieve centimetre-level positioning accuracy, nanosecond-level real-time response, and time and position sharing between vehicles.

The LG69T (AB) features over 40 safety mechanisms encompassing temperature detection, tracking channel checks, signal quality monitoring, voltage monitoring, antenna monitoring, and more, ensuring continuous monitoring of the module’s health status. Its high flexibility and ability to configure allow customisation to meet the functional safety requirements of various application scenarios, according to customer needs.

In addition to obtaining ISO 26262 functional safety process certification, Quectel has earned other crucial certifications, including ISO/SAE 21434 automotive cybersecurity management system certification, demonstrating the company’s organisational and engineering processes’ compliance with international standards for cybersecurity processes.

Quectel has also earned ISO 27001 product information security management system certification, automotive software process improvement and capacity determination capacity level 2 (ASPICE CL2), capability maturity model integration (CMMI) Level 3, and international automotive task force (IATF) 16949:2016 automotive quality management system certification.

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