SEGGER announces certified RTOS for safety-critical applications

Feb. 12, 2018

Hilden, Germany. SEGGER has announced that a certified version of its embOS RTOS is now available for safety-critical applications. Certified by TÜV SÜD, embOS-Safe complies with the functional safety standards IEC 61508 SIL 3 and IEC 62304 Class C (medical devices). The company said the certification highlights the high quality standards of SEGGER’s development processes and makes it easier to use embOS in safety-critical key market segments such as medical, automotive, aviation, and home appliances.

Customers requiring embOS-Safe gain access to a proven, reliable solution with all embOS key features, including multitasking, comprehensive communication and synchronization services, along with full memory protection.

embOS-Safe is provided with a certification kit containing all necessary documents, including the comprehensive embOS safety manual, making it easy to integrate it into applications, even applications that have not taken advantage of an RTOS before.

embOS-Safe is further complemented in safety-critical environments by SEGGER’s cross-platform IDE Embedded Studio, the embOS/IP and emUSB communication stacks, the file system emFile, and the industry-standard graphics package emWin 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. embOS certifications according to other standards, including ISO 26262 for automotive devices, can consequently also be done, the company said.

”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, and it simply works!”

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