Series of articles: Product lifecycle management – but how!? (3)

Thursday, 31. January 2019

With our product life cycle management publications, we would like to inform you about standards and regulations. Especially, we focus on SMEs to help them with functional safety issues.

Part 3 discusses processes which result in a certifiable product…


Agile approach vs. V-model

Toolchain – from requirement to test case
…traceable, documented and verifiable

In the past, software was merely an accessory that controlled the few functions of an actuator or sensor and prepared essential communication. In the age of Ethernet-based real-time protocols, more powerful processors and growing requirements, SMEs have started facing these challenges head-on with the help of software developers. However, having the tools is not enough. If there are no defined software development processes that are adhered to, software releases often prove hard to plan and errors pile up. Changes would often be implemented on demand and would only be understandable to the developers themselves.

Part 3 discusses software development processes, product lifecycle management, and the documentation and development environment in which traceable and verifiable requirements should, in accordance with IEC 61508, result in a certifiable product. But what does this type of environment contain? Which tools are used? And how are these tools integrated?

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07/25/2019

Series of articles: Product lifecycle management – but how!? (7)

Part 7: Functional Safety Management according to IEC 61508-1
With our product life cycle management publications, we would like to inform you about standards and regulations. Especially, we focus on SMEs to help them with functional safety issues.
Part 7 asks what the topics are that IEC 61508-1 defines for the component manufacturer in the first place.

07/12/2019

Review: UK Functional Safety IEC / EN61508 Seminar, July 3, 2019, Birmingham

In industrial automation, systems and devices must comply with international Functional Safety standards. MESCO and NXP therefore informed about the basics of standards-compliant product development at the Arrow Electronics Workshop in Birmingham (IEC / EN 61508).

06/25/2019

Series of articles: Product lifecycle management – but how!? (6)

Part 6: System FMEA in a safety project
With our product life cycle management publications, we would like to inform you about standards and regulations. Especially, we focus on SMEs to help them with functional safety issues.
Part 6 should help in mastering the progress from normative requirements to practical application.