Microchip Technology announces TÜV SÜD certification of MPLAB XC compilers for functional safety | Automation.com

Microchip Technology announces TÜV SÜD certification of MPLAB XC compilers for functional safety

January 222020
Microchip Technology announces TÜV SÜD certification of MPLAB XC compilers for functional safety

January 22, 2020 — Microchip Technology announced TÜV SÜD certification of its MPLAB XC compilers for functional safety, significantly simplifying the functional safety qualification process for Microchip’s PIC, AVR and SAM microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). Microchip also introduced MPLAB Code Coverage license, which determines parts of software that have or have not been executed with minimal impact to the application.  

The MPLAB XC functional compilers certified by TÜV SÜD aid in satisfying the verification and validation requirements specified in the ISO 26262 standard for automotive safety, IEC 61508 for industrial applications, IEC 62304 for medical software and IEC60730 for automatic electric controls. The MPLAB XC Compilers for Functional Safety will be packaged with additional documentation for qualification of the MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and MPLAB debuggers and programmers.

Ensuring high test coverage of embedded software using code coverage tools often requires a large amount of hardware modification, expensive software and significant effort searching large data files for pertinent information. The MPLAB Code Coverage product avoids this with less than one percent impact to test time. Through a patented process, code can be tested in a single pass without breaking the code into blocks.  

The combination of devices designed with functional safety in mind along with MPLAB XC compilers that are certified by TÜV SÜD plus MPLAB Code Coverage works to simplify functional safety certification for applications in automotive, consumer, aerospace, medical and industrial applications.

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