Renesas adds safeRTOS support to RX microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics says its 32-bit RX631 and RX63N microcontrollers are now supported by the safety-critical real time operating system, safeRTOS from Wittenstein high integrity systems (WHIS).

Renesas RX series

SafeRTOS is an IEC 61508 SIL 3 safety-certified real time operating system which is used in the industrial, medical and transportation sectors. It is supplied with a Design Assurance Pack, supporting certification for a range of international design standards.

Renesas has developed a functional safety software package, including diagnostics, for use with its 32-bit RX631 and RX63N microcontrollers that can be integrated with the RTOS.

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A safety manual is also supplied, detailing how to use the RX631 and RX63N microcontrollers within a safety-critical development.

“Using SafeRTOS on a microcontroller supported by a functional safety software package, such as the RX631 or RX63N, results in an embedded platform designed to meet the stringent requirements of IEC 61508 SIL -3,” said Andrew Longhurst, engineering manager at Wittenstein High Integrity Systems.

“This significantly reduces risk and project schedules in safety-critical developments, freeing engineers to work where they add the most value – on the application,” said Longhurst.

Wittenstein will be demonstrating SafeRTOS running on the RX on its stand at Embedded World 2014 (Stand 440, Hall 5).

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