IAR Systems brings functional safety tools to RISC-V

IAR Systems brings functional safety tools to RISC-V

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By Ally Winning

IEC 61508 is the international umbrella standard for functional safety, and ISO 26262 is designed for automotive safety-related systems.

The certification also covers IEC 62304 for life cycle requirements for medical software development and software within medical devices, and the European railway standards EN 50128 and EN 50657.

“We are seeing RISC-V becoming an important architecture not only in broad designs, but specifically in automotive applications,” said Stefan Skarin, CEO, IAR Systems. “By providing our development tools with certification according to ISO 26262, we enable the RISC-V community to further expand and more rapidly bring functional safety designs to the market. As a commercial tools vendor, we are able to provide global technical support as well as invest in keeping our products robust, maintained and qualified. Our certified tools will enable our customers to speed up the path to using RISC-V in safety-critical applications within automotive and other areas.”

“We see a strong demand for RISC-V with safety among our customers, and the certification of IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V aligns perfectly with that demand,” said Frankwell Lin, President, Andes Technology. “We are excited to partner with IAR Systems to further accelerate the use of RISC-V in applications with functional safety requirements. Together, we will provide powerful solutions that enable our customers to meet all their project requirements.”

The functional safety edition of IAR Embedded Workbench features a functional safety certificate, a safety report from TÜV SÜD and a Safety Manual. With the certified tools, IAR Systems offers a Functional Safety Support and Update Agreement with guaranteed support for the sold version for the longevity of the contract.

Functional safety certification for RISC-V will be available for the next version, 1.40, of IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V. The certification process should be finalized by early 2021.

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