Industrial functional safety implementation package for Renesas RX111

September 03, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Renesas’ safety package provides improved functional safety support in a power-efficient microcontroller for industrial applications. The package, Renesas says, expanded its industrial support and will reduce development time to implement functional safety for industrial equipment and devices.

The RX111 Safety Package solution supports the power-efficient RX111 MCUs, which the company positions for sensor-based applications. Certified under the IEC 61508 SIL3 international functional safety standard, and meeting a strict third-party certification for MCUs, the RX111 Safety Package is a comprehensive MCU safety package. It includes an exhaustive self-diagnostic software library set that reaches diagnostic coverage representing more than 100,000 combinations to cover both random and systematic faults to support both SIL2 and SIL3 applications. The Safety Manual includes vital information such as FIT rates that can be passed on to a certifying body to reduce complexity in conformance. The solution significantly reduces the development time related to diagnostics performed on the MCU, by providing the safety analysis and study of failure diagnostic methods and diagnostic yields.

The RX111 Safety Package joins the RX631, RX63N Safety Package introduced in August 2014 for industrial equipment applications requiring high-speed data processing, such as motion monitoring or network communication.


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