Renesas Electronics Corporation offers industry-leading functional safety solutions that satisfy the IEC 61508 standard for its RA and RX Families of microcontrollers. Renesas now offers IEC 61508 SIL3 certified self-test software for Arm Cortex-M23 and -M33-based MCUs. It also announced the IEC 61508 SIL3 certified PROFIsafe Application Software for RX MCUs. The company claims to be the industry’s first semiconductor supplier to provide these hardware-software solutions.
Functional safety is a critical consideration across many industrial automation equipment, and it is also becoming increasingly important in many other applications, including service robotics, medical, and building automation. Its experts assist customers get to market faster by offering end-to-end support across the wide range of 32-bit MCU families, from concept to commercialization.
“Companies of all sizes and in all geographies are seeking help in navigating functional safety requirements,” said Roger Wendelken, senior vice president in Renesas’ IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit. “We are proud to lead the industry in providing certified software solutions that complement our MCUs and assist our customers in getting to market faster.”
“The diagnostic software added to the Renesas solution, issued by TÜV Rheinland for functional safety certification, is based on the Arm core, which is increasingly being adopted in industrial automation,” said Masataka Nakao, general manager, responsible for Functional Safety in Business Stream Industrial Services and Cybersecurity at TÜV Rheinland Japan. “Verifying diagnostic software takes time, and we are confident that certified Renesas diagnostic software can increase the efficiency of customers’ functional safety product development, which will contribute to the expansion of the functional safety market.”