Mentor Graphics RTOS meets safety standards

  • April 06, 2015
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April 6, 2015 - Mentor Graphics announced the Nucleus SafetyCert real time operating system (RTOS) for embedded devices meets safety and reliability regulatory requirements for industrial systems. Nucleus RTOS has been verified and documented by Verocel, an independent safety-critical software verification company. The Nucleus SafetyCert RTOS meets the stringent certification requirements for device manufacturers developing safety-related software for products requiring IEC 61508 SIL 3, IEC 62304 Class C, or RTCA DO-178C Level A safety certification.

The Nucleus SafetyCert RTOS includes a certified version of Nucleus RTOS with a process model that supports space partitioning, run-time libraries, connectivity, networking, data storage and the Sourcery CodeBench Integrated Development Environment (IDE).  The RTOS reduces risk for software developers by providing the complete certification package required to successfully navigate through the regulatory approval process.

Utilizing the memory management unit without virtualizing memory, the Nucleus RTOS safety certification provides a low overhead approach to create space partitions that safely isolates mission critical certified applications from non-safety applications on a single processor or SOC. With the Nucleus SafetyCert RTOS, costs are reduced by certifying only the safety-critical software components in devices with mixed-criticality components to meet the IEC 61508 and 62304 requirements for safety assurance.   

“We conducted thorough code reviews, analysis, testing and generated full traceability mapping between related life-cycle artifacts for the Nucleus SafetyCert RTOS to validate it is certifiable for devices requiring regulatory approval to meet these safety standards,” stated George Romanski, president and CEO of Verocel, Inc. “Software architects can leverage the process model in Nucleus SafetyCert for both mixed-criticality systems and for embedded safety-critical applications requiring  the additional reliability provided by protected memory space partitioning.” 

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Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year in excess of $1.24 billion

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