Green Hills Software joins hands with MEN Mikro Elektronik for safety-critical embedded computing
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., 5 Dec. 2014. Green Hills Software in Santa Barbara, Calif., is partnering with MEN Mikro Elektronik in Nuremberg, Germany to develop pre-certified safety-critical platforms for transportation and industrial embedded computing applications.
Green Hills specializes in real-time, mission- and safety-critical embedded software operating systems and software development tools, and MEN Micro specializes in rugged embedded computers for military, transportation, and industrial applications.
The multi-year, multi-safety standard agreement unites two vendors in single-board computer hardware and real-time operating systems (RTOS), and focuses on enabling systems designers to focus on developing their own applications, company officials say.
Under the agreement, the Green Hills European Technical Centre in The Netherlands will provide a range of services, from assisting customers through the industrial safety (IEC 61508) and transportation (EN 50128) certification process to offering a complete, turn-key safety BSP (board support package) service.
Green Hills Software has safety and security expertise that includes certified projects to DO-178B Level A for avionics, IEC 61508 SIL 3 for industrial applications, EAL 6+ High Robustness for security applications, EN 50128 SWSIL 4 for railways, ISO 26262 ASIL D for automotive, and FDA Class III for medical uses.
MEN Mikro Elektronik's embedded computers are for aircraft, maritime, railway, and land vehicle applications, as well as for automation, power, energy, and medical uses. The company specializes in the ARM, Power, and x86 processor architectures, , analogue I/O design, and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology.