Designing Safety Critical Applications

A design toolbox for hardware, software and system Engineers.

This is a training for design engineers. It gives a common ground of knowledge needed for engineers to discuss and agree on design requirements with Safety Managers.

When a product is recommended to meet any Safety related norm, design engineers involved in the development of electronics hardware and software parts of such products need to speak the same language and understand the basics of Functional Safety.

During this training the attendees will be given a toolbox for entering a new state of mind: knowledge of when and why safety rules started becoming important in the realm of embedded systems, and how to effectively join a safety-first design process.

Lecturer: Resume and Academic Background

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Day 1: Concepts and history

  • Functional Safety of Electrical/Electronic/Programmable Electronic Systems (E/E/PE)
  • history and basics
  • random failures, systematic failures
  • safety analysis methods
  • proactive approach: functional safety lifecycle
  • software as a resource: the safe software lifecycle
  • what’s SIL?
  • an introduction to SIL norms
  • retrospective and discussion


Day 2: norms and implementation

  • what’s IEC 61508?
  • base concepts contained in IEC 61508
  • norms derived from IEC 61508
    1. industrial processes: IEC 61511
    2. railways and RAMS approach: EN 50126, 50128, 50129
    3. machinery: EN 62061
    4. automotive: ISO 26262
  • retrospective and discussion