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Cert-Kit for NXP LPC32x0

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Embedded Office, a specialist for embedded systems specialising in safety-critical applications, is offering a certification kit in the form of its “µC/OS-MPU Cert-Kit for LPC32x0”, which, by using the µC/OS-MPU real-time kernel as a pre-certified component, facilitates the development of safety-critical applications and considerably reduces the certification process. The Cert-Kit is intended for the development of safety-critical devices according to the standards IEC62304 (medical devices) and IEC61508 (industrial applications). The certification is based on the 32-bit ARM microcontrollers of the LPC32x0 family from NXP Semiconductors. The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) served as the development environment.

“The development of safety-critical software plays a central role in ever-more embedded systems across all sectors. The certification of such software is however a complex and drawn-out process”, explains Thomas Amann, Managing Director of Embedded Office. “With the µC/OS-MPU Cert-Kit for LPC32x0, we are offering a pre-certified component that supports manufacturers of safety-relevant systems in standard-compliant development and which paves the way for a swift and reliable certification of the end product.”

The Cert-Kit comprises all the elements required for creating an executable application. These include the certified source code, various software manuals such as safety, target integration, user, reference and system manual, validation software (including reference board support package) and the TÜV certificate pertaining to the type approval. For safety-critical projects, the pre-certified software component offers an extensive range of operating system services: semaphores, mutual-exclusion semaphores, event flags, message mailboxes, message queues, memory management, task management, SW timer management and a stack monitor. In addition, by means of regulated changes to the configurations, it allows all the services to be adapted to the project requirements and protects the memory areas of processes against write accesses from other processes.

Embedded Office enjoys a long track record in safety expertise. The company, which is certified to DIN EN ISO 9001 standards, already supports numerous safety-critical projects with software components and customised, project-specific advice. Upon request, the test environment can also be made available to customers. Functional safety during the project implementation phase is ensured at Embedded Office by the Functional Safety Engineer Wolfgang Engelhard (TÜV FS Eng 4424/11).

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