[ThreadX] Safety-Critical 시스템을 위한 IEC61508 인증과 IEC62304 인증 획득

4월 23, 2013 by     No Comments    Posted under: News

ThreadX RTOS가 SGS-TÜV Saar의 IEC61508과 IEC62304 인증을 획득했습니다.


ThreadX는 임베디드 시스템을 위한 우선순위 기반 선점형 스케쥴링 RTOS로 완벽하게 정해진 시간내에 동작합니다(*Fully Deterministic). 30개 이상의 마이크로 프로세서군을 지원하고, 소비자, 의료, 산업용, 우주 항공, 전장 등의 15억개 이상의 전자제품에 탑재되었습니다.

SGS-TÜV Saar 는 광범위한 Test suite(테스트 케이스 묶음)를 사용하여 엄격하게 ThreadX의 모든 서비스와 기능을 테스트했습니다. 그리고, 코드 커버리지 분석도구를 사용하여 유효성 검사를 수행했습니다.

SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH의 구드룬 노이만은 “Safety-critical 시스템에서 자신의 작업을 관리하기 위해 RTOS가 필요할 것입니다. Express Logic의 ThreadX RTOS를 철저하게 분석해 보니 Safety-critical systems에서 사용하기에 적합한 것으로 확인되었고, IEC61508 인증과 IEC62304 인증에서의 모든 요구사항을 만족했습니다.” 라고 말했습니다.

이에 Express Logic의 CEO인 William E.Lamie는”이 인증으로 우리 제품이 매우 높은 품질이라는 것을 증명할 수 있습니다. ThreadX는 15년 이상의 경험을 기반으로 개발했고, Safety-critical systems을 위한 실시간 운영체제로 공급하고 있습니다. SGS-TÜV Saar 인증을 통해, 고객은 자신의 인증 프로세스를 단순화하고 시간과 비용을 절감하고 위험을 줄일 수 있습니다.” 라고 말했습니다.


아래 원문 기사를 보시면, 더 자세한 내용을 확인 하실 수 있습니다.

Express Logic’s ThreadX® RTOS Certified for Use in Safety-Critical Systems
(April 23, 2013)

Design West, San Jose, CA, April 23, 2013—Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free, real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced that its popular ThreadX® RTOS, deployed in over 1.5 billion electronic products worldwide, has been certified by SGS-TÜV Saar for use in safety-critical systems. The certification confirms that ThreadX can be used in the development of safety-related software for the highest safety integrity levels of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61508 and IEC 62304, for the “Functional Safety of electrical, electronic, and programmable electronic safety-related systems.”

SGS-TÜV Saar, formed through a joint venture of Germany’s SGS-Group and TÜV Saarland, has become the leading accredited, independent company for testing, auditing, verifying and certifying embedded software for safety-related systems worldwide. The industrial safety standard IEC 61508, and all standards that are derived from it, including IEC 62304, are used to assure the functional safety of electrical, electronic, and programmable electronic safety-related medical devices, process control systems, industrial machinery, and railway control systems. SGS-TÜV Saar has evaluated the relevant parts of Express Logic’s modified waterfall development process for ThreadX v5.6, with phase overlap and phase blending, to ensure that best development practices have been followed at these stages:

•Requirements Management
•Design
•Implementation
•Verification
•Maintenance

SGS-TÜV Saar, using an extensive test suite, rigorously tested all services and features of the ThreadX RTOS. The ThreadX test suite, comprised of a large number of application simulations, effectively performs functional “black box” testing over the entire ThreadX RTOS. The tests exercise 100 percent of the generic ThreadX C code, which is validated by using code coverage analysis tools. Express Logic’s ThreadX Safety Manual documents these quality assurance measures, which enable developers to use ThreadX in safety-critical software development for even the most rigorous Safety Integrity Level (SIL), according to IEC 61508 or IEC 62304, without further qualification.

“Many safety-critical systems will require an RTOS to manage their operation,” commented Gudrun Neumann of SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH. “Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS has been thoroughly analyzed and verified as being suitable for use in such safety-critical systems. It fulfills all certification requirements of IEC 61508 and IEC 62304.”

“This certification provides evidence of the exceptionally high quality of our products,” said William E. Lamie, CEO of Express Logic, Inc. ”ThreadX builds on over 15 years experience in developing and delivering real-time operating systems for safety-critical systems. With this SGS-TÜV Saar certification, companies can simplify their certification process, save time and money, and reduce risk.”

ThreadX is a priority-based, preemptive scheduling, fully deterministic RTOS for embedded systems. Supporting more than 30 microprocessor families, ThreadX is deployed in over 1.5 billion electronic products in areas that include consumer, medical, industrial, aerospace, and automotive applications. Demonstrations of Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS, TraceX Event Analysis Tool, NetX TCP/IP Stack, and USBX USB Host/Device/OTG Stack can be viewed at Express Logic’s booth #1328 at Design West (ESC), San Jose, CA, April 23-25, 2013.

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