As industrial automation, process control, railway, and nuclear system designers try to reduce cost and improve performance with new mutli-core and virtualized architectures, preserving system-level function and integrity can present a challenge. At the same time, industry compliance to safety standards such as IEC 61508 SIL3 and SIL4 is becoming more important as system designers strive to increase the amount of automation and control given to connected and machine-to-machine (M2M) systems.
Achieving a system capable of SIL3 or SIL4 certification requires a holistic safety development approach. Wind River® VxWorks® Cert Platform is an IEC 61508–compliant run-time for use in safety-certified designs that includes the TÜV certificate and VxWorks Cert Platform Safety Manual. And Wind River has deep expertise and long-standing experience with implementation of systems requiring compliance to safety standards, making the Wind River Professional Services Industrial Transportation and Energy Practice an ideal partner to help you plan, develop, and manage safe, secure, reliable, and compliant mission-critical platforms.
Safety Consulting and Planning Services
We provide device and system-level safety consulting across the entire safety development lifecycle, and can help your team with the following:
- Software safety requirements and specification development
- Safety Integrity Level (SIL) analysis and program planning
Development, Integration, Test, and Certification Services
Customers rely on us to design, build, integrate, and test kernel, middleware, and application-level software to assist in achieving safety certifications.
- Architecture consultation
- Design for functional separation
- Design, implementation, and integration of software
- Certified board support package (BSP) development
- Porting and kernel optimization
- System-level testing
- Development of IEC 61508 and EN 50128 certification evidence
- Safety manual development for specific certification authorities
- Verification and test
- Validation of development tool and compiler environment
Long-Term Safety Platform Management Services
We work with your team and the certifying authority to establish a regular audit process, ensuring that procedures for configuration management are established and followed and keeping the deployed systems in compliance and relevant for efficient reuse in the future.
Wind River is a member of the "Safety Alliance - The Open Platform for Safety Technology", which is an association of automation makers, technology and solution providers, specialists, and service providers for functional safety technology. The mission of the alliance is: marketing, further development, and support of the open technology platform for functional safety simplification and acceleration of the development, integration, and application of functional safety technology.
Wind River is a Bronze member of the Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL). OSADL established a Safety Working Group to create procedures and documents that will lead to a facilitated safety certification of a Linux-based product.