Renesas Electronics – Introduces RX631, RX63N Safety Package Solution that Accelerates Implementation of Functional Safety Systems for Industrial Equipment

Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced that it has obtained IEC61508 (Functional Safety) certification for the RX631, RX63N Safety Package, featuring a robust self-diagnostic software and a safety manual for microcontrollers (MCUs) necessary to implement functional safety in industrial equipment. An RX631, RX63N Safety Solution Evaluation Kit (Certify it! – Functional Safety RX631/63N) will be available in September 2014, providing a hardware evaluation board with the RX63N MCU, the evaluation version of the self-diagnostic software library, and a Users Guide.

Key features of the RX631, RX63N Functional Safety Package Solution:

(1)Self-diagnostic software library and safety manual for RX631 and RX63N 32-bit MCUs

The safety manual contains the results of safety analysis performed on each internal functional block of the MCU, and the self-diagnostic software library covers the CPU, RAM, and flash ROM. The self-diagnostic software uses fault simulation to obtain the diagnostic yields of CPU-related diagnostics. This provides a clear basis for diagnostic yields and contributes to more efficient development.

(2) IEC 61508-certified self-diagnostic software library for a simplified software development process

The self-diagnostic software library for the RX631 and RX63N MCUs has been certified as compliant with IEC 61508 SIL3 by the international certification authority TÜV Rheinland of Germany. When installing this software, the customer can omit the usual verification of conformance of the software development process required by the IEC 61508 standard.

(3) RX631, RX63N Safety Solution Evaluation Kit

The RX631, RX63N Safety Solution Evaluation Kit includes an MCU self-diagnostic software library, an evaluation board with the RX63N MCU installed on it, as well as the TÜV-certified IAR Workbench and compiler from IAR Systems. This will enable system designers to get started immediately with diagnostic software performance evaluation and initial system consideration.

The YCERTIFY-IT-RX63N-EV is orderable at Rutronik as TOOL3811.

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