24 May 2018

Nucleus SafetyCert RTOS achieves TÜV SÜD safety certification for industrial and medical markets

  • The Nucleus® SafetyCert™ real-time operating system (RTOS) has achieved safety certification from TÜV SÜD, a world leader in independent product testing and certification.
  • Nucleus SafetyCert RTOS meets the high-level safety requirements for IEC 61508 SIL 3 industrial applications and IEC 62304 Class C medical devices.
  • Customers have fewer obstacles and greater assurance to achieve safety certification for their embedded products when using the Nucleus SafetyCert technology.

Mentor, a Siemens business, today announced that the Nucleus® SafetyCert™ real-time operating system (RTOS) has successfully achieved international safety testing and certification from TÜV SÜD, an independent third-party global leader in safety certification. Deployed in over 3 billion devices, the proven, scalable, high-performance Nucleus RTOS meets the stringent certification and regulatory requirements for device manufacturers developing safety-related software for their respective products.

“The Nucleus SafetyCert RTOS was put through a complete range of tests, from code reviews, analysis, testing, and product life-cycle processes to ensure that it met the critical safety requirements for the IEC industrial and medical safety standards,” stated Günter Greil, business line manager responsible for certification of generic safety components at TÜV SÜD. “For device manufacturers, this certification shortens the path for meeting the regulatory and safety requirements for embedded product development in industrial and medical markets.”

The Nucleus SafetyCert offering comprises a certified version of the Nucleus RTOS kernel, the Nucleus process model for application partitioning, runtime libraries, networking, and data storage. Compared to competitive products, the Nucleus SafetyCert package includes a file system enablement layer and a User Datagram Protocol (UDP)/IP protocol for setting up low-latency connections between Internet applications. The certification package comes with source code, the Nucleus SafetyCert documentation, and artifacts providing embedded developers with clear traceability across the development lifecycle. These are hyperlinked for quick and easy navigation, enabling the user to streamline audits and reviews. 

“There is a significant burden on device manufacturers to ensure the quality of the underlying hardware and software for today’s safety certified devices,” stated Scot Morrison, general manager of embedded platform technology at Mentor. “Our pre-certified Nucleus SafetyCert product helps to ease this burden by significantly reducing the effort, risks and time pressured our customers face as they develop and deliver world-class safety certified products.”

Product Availability
The Nucleus SafetyCert product for Arm® processors is available today. For additional product information, contact a Mentor sales representative, or visit: https://www.mentor.com/embedded-software/nucleus/safety.

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