Safety and Certification

Wind River draws on decades of experience to help you achieve the stringent industry safety standards and certification requirements for your software stack and your applications.

Meet industry safety and certification requirements faster and within budget with Wind River.

Wind River® technology has been powering the safest, most secure devices in the world for more than 40 years, at the highest criticality levels and in the toughest environments. Rely on our software and expertise to save your team time, better utilize valuable resources, and develop and innovate with confidence.

Solid Foundation of Industry Knowledge

Wind River Professional Services engineers have experience with ISO 26262, DO-178C, EN 50128, IEC 62304, and IEC 61508 certification standards and how they apply to software platforms starting from the development stage.

Safety and Certification Assessments

Experts work collaboratively with your software platform design and program teams to interpret system requirements, architect platform system options, and provide recommendations to meet business, technical, and program goals.

Platform Customization and Component Certification

Professional Services engineers modify or extend the functionality of the RTOS code from an existing VxWorks® release, for which there is already certification evidence, and generate new certification evidence documentation for the additional functionality.

BSP Certification

Board support package (BSP) software also needs to be certified in safety-critical applications. We can create the certification evidence necessary to include your BSP with the certification evidence of the rest of your product.

Maintenance for Legacy Platforms

We work with industries that have very long product lifecycles, some that are measured in decades. Our services team can provide support and maintenance services for legacy or end-of-life products to ensure business continuity.

Safety Standards & Certifications Supported by Wind River Studio



The functional safety standard for aerospace software in the U.S. is RTCA DO-178C. EUROCAE ED-12C is the equivalent release from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

» Learn About DO-178C


IEC 61508 is the functional safety standard for the lifecycle of electrical, electronic, or programmable electronic (E/E/PE) systems and products.

» Learn About Functional Safety


The IEC 62304 standard for medical device software specifies lifecycle requirements for medical software development and software within medical devices.

» Learn About IEC 62304

Automotive and road vehicles

ISO 26262 is the standard for functional safety of electrical and/or electronic systems that are installed in serial production road vehicles.

» Learn About ISO 26262
Automotive and road vehicles


EN 50128 is the European standard for railway applications for railway control and protection. EN 50129 is for railway applications for safety-related electronic systems for signaling and communication.

» Learn About EN 50128
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