Reliability for Safety-Critical Markets

Software certification is vital in order to demonstrate the reliability and safety of software systems. Certification requires that products be checked by an independent authority. Micrium serves this market with its µC/OS-II® and µC/OS-III® real-time operating system (RTOS) kernels that meet the following certification requirements:

Market Certification standard
Avionics DO-178B Level E up to Level A
Industrial control IEC 61508 Safety Integrity Level 1 up to Level 3
Medical IEC 62304 Class A up to Class C [FDA 510(k)]

Long History of Certification

The stability and history of a product is of paramount importance in achieving and renewing safety-critical certification. Micrium kernel development started in 1992 with the release of µC/OS, and we first obtained safety-critical certification for the µC/OS-II kernel in 2000.

How to Certify?

We now offer two approaches to certification:

Micrium Advantages for Certification

Building your product using Micrium software components can reduce your certification time and cost.

Micrium products are already certified in the fields of medical devices, avionics, and industrial controls. There are Validation Suites and Cert-Kits available from third parties, which provide thousands of pages of documentation that you would have to otherwise create for your product.

Some key points: