Wittenstein High Integrity Systems has ported its SafeRTOS embedded kernel to the Luminary Micro Stellaris ARM Cortex-M3™-based microcontrollers, including the new highly integrated LM3S9000 series.
The release by Wittenstein enables high integrity application development on the ‘most integrated’ embedded microcontrollers on the market. The product greatly reduces the time and risk associated with obtaining FDA510(k) and IEC61508 certification through Wittenstein’s Design Assurance Pack.
Developed specifically for applications such as medical and industrial devices, SafeRTOS has been independently certified by TÜV SÜD, as having been developed in compliance with IEC61508 SIL3, and uses a compiler independent methodology.
SafeRTOS, a finalist at the Elektra Awards 2008 Embedded Product of the Year, was originally developed from the popular and robust open source kernel, FreeRTOS. Migration from FreeRTOS to SafeRTOS enables costs to be controlled during development.
Luminary Micro’s Chief Marketing Officer Jean Anne Booth said, “Stellaris microcontrollers are widely used in medical and industrial devices, and we are seeing a growing demand for certification in these markets. The launch by Wittenstein vastly simplifies what can otherwise be a complex task.”
Discussing the forthcoming announcement, FreeRTOS creator and Wittenstein’s Head of Innovation, Richard Barry, said, “Luminary is an exciting innovator in the ARM space and we are delighted about this early collaboration on the new flagship Stellaris microcontrollers.”