Micrium & Embedded Office Deliver Industry’s First Prepackaged Certification Kits for Safety-Critical Applications

WESTON, FL–December 3, 2014–Micrium, Inc. and Embedded Office GmbH & Co. KG today announced the availability of prepackaged RTOS certification kits ("Cert-Kit") to reduce cost and accelerate development of safety-critical applications. Complete Cert-Kits are now available for industrial controls, medical applications, and transportation based on Micrium's industry-leading µC/OS-II® kernel.

"µC/OS-II brings tremendous competitive advantages to designers in the avionics, industrial control and medical markets," said Jean Labrosse, president and CEO of Micrium. "uC/OS-II is highly reliable, robust and silicon-proven for these markets, as well as certifiable for safety critical applications. The benefit of the new Cert-Kits developed by Embedded Office is that they save developers considerable time and cost when seeking product certification in certain markets."

The Cert-Kit forms the basis of all documents required for the certification of a safety-critical product using an RTOS. Upon request, the test environment can also be made available to customers. The following Cert-Kits based on µC/OS-II are now available:

  • IEC61508 certification for industrial applications through SIL-3
  • IEC62304 certification for medical applications through Class C
  • EN50128 for railway applications through SIL 4

"The µC/OS-II real-time kernel offers high reliability and has been certified many times by customers as part of their projects," said Thomas Amann, CEO of Embedded Office. "A general certification – our new Cert-Kits – offers a significantly faster and more cost-effective path to safety-critical certification for industrial, medical, or transportation products."

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, validation software (including reference board support package) and the TÜV certificate pertaining to the type approval.

Two Cert-Kits are available, both come with a complete real-time kernel; the µC/OS-MPU™ Cert-Kit for CPUs with MPUs or MMUs, and the µC/OS-II Cert-Kit for hardware without memory protection. Because the real-time kernel is pre-certified, only compliance with the safety manual needs to be proven to obtain certification. This eliminates the need to manage and understand all artifacts of a certification of the real-time kernel, significantly reducing the time to certification. 

About Micrium

Micrium is a global RTOS leader for microprocessor-, microcontroller- and DSP-based devices. µC/OS is the leading commercial RTOS for embedded systems and features a wide array of connectivity. Micrium® Spectrum™ is a pre-integrated end-to-end portfolio of embedded software, protocol stacks and cloud services to facilitate development of the IoT from device to the cloud. Micrium's RTOS kernel and software components are recognized for unparalleled reliability, performance, dependability, impeccable source code and extensive documentation. They are ideally suited to all embedded vertical markets, with solutions certified to meet rigorous safety-critical standards for industries such as medical electronics, avionics and industrial control. For additional information, visit: www.micrium.com.

About Embedded Office

The German company Embedded Office GmbH & Co. KG founded in 2003 is a specialist for embedded systems with a special focus on safety-critical applications. The company, which is certified to DIN EN ISO 9001 standards, develops and supplies high-tech software for embedded systems as either turn-key solutions or individual components, and, if required, supports the integration at the customer’s through to the certification, besides offering workshops on all the associated software products. Embedded Office is a long-standing distribution and development partner of Micrium. Starting with Micrium’s μC/OS-II and μC/OS-III real-time kernels through to the complete range of middleware components, Embedded Office markets and supports the products in Europe. Embedded Office supports customers in a vast range of different safety-critical markets, including industrial automation, aerospace, railway and signalling equipment as well as in the fields of medical, automotive and agricultural engineering. Further information about Embedded Office is available online at: www.embedded-office.de


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