WITTENSTEIN High Integrity Systems extends its Safety-Critical RTOS support to include the safety certified IAR Embedded Workbench

Bristol, UK - November, 2013 - WITTENSTEIN High Integrity Systems (WHIS), a leading safety systems company, has extended its SafeRTOS Real Time Operating Systems to support IAR Systems' safety certified development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM.

SafeRTOS is an IEC61508 SIL3 safety certified Real Time Operating Systems that delivers high performance and dependability to safety critical applications, whilst utilising minimal resources. Used throughout the Industrial, Medical, Nuclear and Transportation sectors, SafeRTOS is supplied with a comprehensive Design Assurance Pack, supporting certification to a wide range of international design standards.

IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM is available with certification from TÜV SÜD according to IEC 61508 and ISO 26262. Pre-certified tools bring many benefits for those developing safety critical systems. Primarily they simplify the certification process of the end product as they remove the need to generate a time consuming and problematic ‘proof of use’ claim against the tool. Instead the developer only needs to show compliance with the constraints defined within the all-important Safety Manual.

The initial SafeRTOS port supporting IAR Embedded Workbench has been developed for use with the Hercules Safety Controller from Texas Instruments. A free evaluation package for which is available for download from www.highintegritysystems.com

“We see an increasing number of our customers replacing components they have traditionally used in their safety critical products in preference for modular, safety certified alternatives” said Andrew Longhurst, Engineering Manager for WHIS, “Our customers are seeking the benefits of using pre-certified components including outstanding levels of determinism and robustness, but also a smoother and quicker route to achieving their own product certification.”

“Companies developing safety-related applications can benefit greatly from the combined offerings of WHIS and IAR Systems.” commented Anders Holmberg, Product Manager for Functional Safety, IAR Systems. “Using pre-certified, highly integrated tools will simplify their certification process, which will enable them to save time as well as money. Thanks to IAR Systems’ extensive functional safety support and update agreement, they can also be sure their development tools investment is protected throughout the product life cycle.”

WHIS provides Board Support Packages for use with SAFERTOS which include USB, data storage and networking components, as well as bespoke drivers.

About WITTENSTEIN High Integrity Systems

WITTENSTEIN High Integrity Systems is a safety systems company that produces and supplies real time operating systems and platform solutions to the Medical, Aerospace, Transportation, Defence and Industrial sectors. For more information, please visit www.highintegritysystems.com.

Contact: Andrew Longhurst

WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems

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Yanley Lane, Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9LB UK

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About IAR Systems

IAR Systems is the world’s leading supplier of software tools for developing embedded systems applications. The software enables over 19,000 large and small companies to develop premium products based on 8-, 16-, and 32-bit microcontrollers, mainly in the areas of industrial automation, medical devices, consumer electronics, telecommunication, and automotive products. IAR Systems has an extensive network of partners and cooperates with the world’s leading semiconductor vendors. For more information, please visit www.iar.com