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  Posted: April 5, 2012 by Roland
CertifiedINT SCIOPTA Safety Kernel with Data Integrity for PowerPC certified to IEC 61508 by TÜV

SCIOPTA Systems AG is announcing the immediate availability of the SCIOPTA Real-Time Operating System certified to IEC61508/EN50128 by TÜV Munich for the Freescale PowerPC Microprocessors to be used in safety related systems up to SIL3. It includes high quality diagnostic functions for internal kernel data with a Safe Failure Fraction of 90% and many other safety functions.

The SCIOPTA Safety Kernel INT is written in highly optimized assembler and specifically tuned for the PowerPC microprocessors. This results in a very high performance and a low memory footprint.

The SCIOPTA Safety Kernel IINT has been developed according to: risk level SIL3 (IEC61508-3) and SIL3/4 (EN50128). It has been tested by TÜV according to: IEC 61508-1:2010, IEC 61508-2:2010 (data integrity only), IEC 61508-3:2010, IEC61508-4:2010 and EN 50128:2011.

The SCIOPTA Safety Kernel INT delivery contains the Certificate, the Certfication Report of Functional Safety and the Safety Manual, which provides guidance on how to safely use SCIOPTA.

SCIOPTA is royalty free and is certified to be used with the Windriver/DIAB C/C++ Compiler.


About IEC61508

IEC 61508 covers functional safety of safety-related systems that use electrical and/or electronic and/or programmable electronic (E/E/PE) technologies. The standard applies to these systems irrespective of their application.

An E/E/PE safety-related system covers all parts of the system that are necessary to carry out the safety function (i.e. from sensor, through control logic and communication systems, to final actuator, including any critical actions of a human operator).

The Standard Consists of 7 Parts:

IEC 61508-1, General requirements
IEC 61508-2, Requirements for electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems
IEC 61508-3, Software requirements
IEC 61508-4, Definitions and abbreviations
IEC 61508-5, Examples of methods for the determination of safety integrity levels
IEC 61508-6, Guidelines on the application of IEC 61508- 2 and IEC 61508-3
IEC 61508-7, Overview of measures and techniques
  Posted: March 6, 2012 by Roland
RX210 SCIOPTA Real-Time Operating System ported to Renesas RX210

SCIOPTA Systems AG is announcing the immediate availability of the SCIOPTA Real-Time Operating Systems for the Renesas RX210™ based MCUs.

Beside the fast Real-Time Kernel there is IPS (Internet Protocols, TCP/IP), IPS Applications (Web Server, DHCP, DNS, SMTP, Telnet, TFTP etc.), SFFS (Flash File Systems), USB support, embedded GUI graphics support and the DRUID System Level Debugger available.

SCIOPTA is royalty free and supports actually the C/C++ compilers and environments from GNU GCC and IAR Systems.


Renesas RX200/210

Ever since sales of the RX600 Series commenced in 2009, its products have garnered acceptance in the market thanks to their overwhelming calculation performance and high-speed 100 MHz operation. Now, amidst daily increasing interest in energy-saving and ecologically friendly products, the RX200 Series makes it debut.

As a member of the RX Family, the RX200 maintains the high calculation performance of the RX600 while achieving 1.62V low voltage operation and flash memory programming/erasing capabilities. Peripheral functions have been ingeniously designed to enable easy compliance to IEC 60730, which is required by home appliances in Europe, and the realization of products with high safety capabilities.

By making use of these features, the RX200 Series is the ideal microcontroller for home appliances and other applications requiring safety, such as digital still cameras, smart phones, power meters, refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, and IH cooking heaters, that demand low power operation yet high functionality, and long battery life.

The RX210 Group has a wide operating voltage range of 1.62 V to 5.5. V and can execute calculations at 78 DMIPS (Dhrystone million instructions per second) at up to 50 MHz high-speed operation. Furthermore, it achieves 17.3 mA low power performance when operating at 50 MHz. Consumption current in deep software standby mode is a mere 0.3 µA.
  Posted: February 15, 2012 by Roland
Kinetis SCIOPTA RTOS for Freescale's® Kinetis Microcontroller

SCIOPTA Systems AG is announcing the immediate availability of the SCIOPTA Real-Time Operating Systems for the Freescale Kinets Cortex-M4 based Microcontrollers.

SCIOPTA Kenetis is also available in a certified version according to IEC61508 up to SIL3.

Beside the fast Real-Time Kernel there is IPS (Internet Protocols, TCP/IP), IPS Applications (Web Server, DHCP, DNS, SMTP, Telnet, TFTP etc.), SFFS (Flash File Systems), USB support, embedded GUI graphics support and the DRUID System Level Debugger available.

SCIOPTA is royalty free and supports actually the C/C++ compilers and environments from GNU GCC and IAR Systems. A precompiled version of GCC is included on the SCIOPTA CD.


Freescale's® Kinetis

Freescale's Kinetis portfolio of more than 200 compatible low-power, high-performance MCUs built on the ARM® Cortex™-M architecture are designed to reduce development costs through scalable performance, integration and memory in a full range of consumer and industrial applications. From entry-level to feature-rich, our Kinetis product families offer extensive peripheral choice with high-precision mixed-signal, FlexMemory (EEPROM), low-power, connectivity, HMI and security features enabled for Freescale's Tower System development platform

The K10 MCU family is the entry point into the Kinetis portfolio. Devices start from 32 KB of flash extending up to 1 MB with a rich suite of analog, communication, timing and control peripherals.

The K20 MCU family is pin, peripheral and software compatible with the K10 MCU family and adds full and high-speed USB 2.0 On-The-Go with device charge detect capability.

The K30 MCU family is pin, peripheral and software compatible with the K10 MCU family and adds a flexible low-power segment LCD controller with support for up to 320 segments.

The K40 MCU family is pin, peripheral and software compatible with the K10 MCU family and adds full-speed USB 2.0 On-The-Go with device charge detect capability and a flexible low-power segment LCD controller with support for up to 320 segments.

The K50 MCU family provides designers with an Analog Measurement Engine consisting of integrated operational and transimpedance amplifiers and high-resolution ADC and DAC modules.

The K60 MCU family includes IEEE 1588 Ethernet, full- and high-speed USB 2.0 On-The-Go with device charge detect capability, hardware encryption and tamper detection capabilities.
  Posted: January 11, 2012 by Roland
Certificate SCIOPTA Safety Kernel for ARM and Cortex certified to IEC 61508 by TÜV

SCIOPTA Systems AG is announcing the immediate availability of the SCIOPTA Real-Time Operating System Version 1.9.7 certified to IEC61508 (Revision 2, 2010) and EN50128 (Revision 2, 2011) by TÜV Munich for the ARM7/9, Cortex-M and Cotex-R4F based Microcontrollers to be used in safety related systems up to SIL3.

The SCIOPTA Safety Kernel is written in highly optimized assembler and specifically tuned for the ARM/Cortex microprocessors. This results in a very high performance and a low memory footprint.

The SCIOPTA Safety Kernel has been developed according to: risk level SIL3 (IEC61508-3) and SIL3/4 (EN50128). It has been tested by TÜV according to: IEC 61508-1:2010, IEC 61508-3:2010, IEC61508-4:2010 and EN 50128:2011.

The SCIOPTA Safety Kernel delivery contains the Certificate, the Certfication Report of Functional Safety and the Safety Manual, which provides guidance on how to safely use SCIOPTA.

SCIOPTA is royalty free and is certified to be used with the IAR ARM C/C++ Compiler, IAR ARM Assembler and IAR ARM Linker.


About IEC61508

IEC 61508 covers functional safety of safety-related systems that use electrical and/or electronic and/or programmable electronic (E/E/PE) technologies. The standard applies to these systems irrespective of their application.

An E/E/PE safety-related system covers all parts of the system that are necessary to carry out the safety function (i.e. from sensor, through control logic and communication systems, to final actuator, including any critical actions of a human operator).

The Standard Consists of 7 Parts:

IEC 61508-1, General requirements
IEC 61508-2, Requirements for electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems
IEC 61508-3, Software requirements
IEC 61508-4, Definitions and abbreviations
IEC 61508-5, Examples of methods for the determination of safety integrity levels
IEC 61508-6, Guidelines on the application of IEC 61508- 2 and IEC 61508-3
IEC 61508-7, Overview of measures and techniques
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