RENESAS RX Functional Safety software solution for industrial applications reduces the complexity of IEC 61508 SIL3 certification, an international standard for functional safety. Based on firm’s RX family of microcontrollers (MCUs), product provides advanced functional safety for industrial equipment, including functions for chip self-diagnostics, the SIL3-certified functional safety software and reference documents for users to develop the safety part of industrial applications. The complete functional safety support for industrial applications allows users to shorten the certification acquisition process by a year or more.
Featuring a dual-MCU configuration, solution supports all firm’s MCUs based on the RXv2 core to enable simple safety verification and a highly efficient diagnostics software. With the SIL3-certified software, the solution eliminates the need for users to develop functional safety software dependant to firm’s MCUs and allows them to focus on development of software for their own application components.