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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

SIL3 certified RTOS targets safety-critical applications

By Nick Flaherty

SEGGER has developed a version of its embOS with certification for safety critical applications.

embOS is SEGGER's signature RTOS with a small footprint, performance, reliability and intuitive API that has been used for more than twenty years in commercial applications. embOS-Safe complies with the functional safety standards IEC 61508 SIL 3 and IEC 62304 Class C (medical devices).

embOS-Safe provides all the embOS key features, including multi-tasking, comprehensive communication and synchronization services, along with full memory protection. The essential certification kit contains all necessary documents, including the comprehensive embOS safety manual, making it easy to integrate it into an application, even those that have not used an RTOS before.

embOS-Safe can be used with SEGGER's cross-platform IDE Embedded Studio, the embOS/IP and emUSB communication stacks, the emFile file system and the emWin graphics package, as well as the J-Link debug probes and Flasher production tools.

IEC 61508 is the standard for functional safety and is referenced in multiple derived standards so that certification for other standards such as ISO 26262 for automotive devices, can be easily implemented.

”Certification is vital to many safety applications. embOS-Safe provides developers with a comprehensive tool to match their safety and reliability requirements,” said Til Stork, embOS Product Manager at SEGGER. “embOS is now certified according to IEC 61508 SIL 3 and IEC 62304 Class C.”

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