Functional Safety

Functional-Safety-Management for the Realization of Your Vision.

With years of experience in certification of systems and software components, we support you with great enthusiasm.

Functional Safety

Reliable support to speed up the realization of your idea

Functional-Safety-Management

With an "Embedded System" we at Embedded Office mean a programmable electronic device having a specific function. The specific function is known at development time.

If such a device must provide a safety-related function, we speak of a device with "Functional Safety". In this context we mean by a safety-related function:

  • the protection of people from potential damage
  • protecting the environment from potential damage

By managing functional safety, we mean avoiding and controlling possible faults. We can classify the possible faults in "random faults" and "systematic faults".

The "random faults" occur exclusively in the area of hardware components. This is about the malfunction of a component. For the evaluation of the components of a safety development, the components which are part of the rafety-related function of the device must be considered.

With a classification of components into "simple" and "complex" components, and with a pobability of the failure of components (called "FIT-rate"), a suitability for the desired safety level (called Safety-Integrity-Level "SIL") is calculated.

The "systematic faults" are relevant for hardware and software development. These faults, or the resulting risk of damage, can be adressed with preventive actions. Most important attempt to avoid faults is made by a suitable development process.

Risiko Analyse bis zum akzeptierten Restrisiko.

Well, in reality we see, that there is no absolute safety. There is always a certain residual propability of a fault, and therefore a risk that a system is causing harm. How much this socially accepted residual risk is, depends on the probability a damage occurs and the extent of the damage.

Extensive knowledge in the development of Functional Safety

One Functional-Safety-Engineer in every team

We continuously educate engineers in software development for Functional Safety. After at least 5 years of activity in this functional safety, the training leads to an examination by an external company. The recognition of the knowledge takes place with the certificate "Functional Safety Engineer".

We are able to contribute many experiences, knowledge and technologies from more than 270 projects and research projects to your project.

Development Process

  • Safety and Risc Analysis
  • Software Lifecycle
  • Process Models
  • Change Management

Technology

  • Multi-Core Certification
  • Selftest Algorithms
  • Real Time Kernel Adjustments
  • Testing on Target
  • Communication and Protocols
  • Boot Loader Mechanisms

Working Fields

  • Project Management
  • Software Development
  • Verifikation & Validation
  • Component Certification

Mentoring and Training

We support your project from concept inspection to certification by an independent approval body. At all stages we can contribute with experience, tips and tricks to ensure the success of the project.

Certified Platform

With a flexible board support package (BSP) for your hardware, possibly supplemented by an optimized real-time kernel to the requirements of your project, we can work out an individual certified platform for you.

Guarantee and Trust

We are committed from the very beginning to your project and provide you with full support for the realization of your vision. Driven by the enthusiasm of the team work and the fun on the joint success of your project.

System Components

During development of the (sub-)system components we convince with loyal and faithful implementations and pro-active thoughts for the behavior of the component and the safety capability for the overall system certification.

Experience the integration of our team, based on partnership

Safety Critical Software Development

Benefit from our experience in your development. Achieve thus safety and reliability in the implementation of your idea up to the certification by an accreditation body.

System Components Outsourcing

You can relieve your team by outsourcing the development of (sub-)systems to an experienced partner. A detailed and personal delivery guarantee seamless integration into the overall system.

Flexibility and Responsibility

In a normal projects, there exist situations where it is necessary to react flexible and creative. We will find a winning solution and you can always rely on our responsibility for the success of your project.

Innovation und Freedom

We are convinced that in a work environment with freedom and transparency is particularly suited to create innovations. We live this way of work every day and would like to impress you with the results.

You are Interested in Functional Safety ...

Get Your Free MultiCore Checkliste

We offer a free checklist with knowledge our experts. We adress the usage of multi-core processors in safety critical projects.

Related products and services

The so-called "Cert Kit" is the real-time kernel with memory protection - completely approved for applications with Functional Safety. For more details, read: Pre-Certified Real Time Kernel

For a first impression of the nature and scope of our already Completed Projects, we have compiled a selection for you. For more details, read: Completed Projects