What do I need to know about about design’s safety and certification efforts?
Sept 3, 2021
If you're starting a project with safety-critical functionality or functional safety requirements, you are probably already aware that the tools you use must somehow be qualified as suitable for safety-related development. However, what does that really mean and what factors should you take into account before starting development of a safety-critical application? What is covered by the many standards, such as IEC 61508 and ISO 26262?
Despite the different certifications available for sectors such as automotive, industrial, medical, control systems on machinery and railway, they all follow a similar pattern for those seeking certification for their applications. What are the best practices and configuration of tools needed to easily get certification for your end project? What functionality is safe to use and how can that be reflected in your application? Can I use optimizations in a functional safety project? How can code coverage assist you and prove the reliability of the generated code?
In a recent webinar, we tackled these questions and covered additional advice in how to manage a functional safety project.