12 June 2012 SafeRTOS now supports TI's RM4x safety mcu range Wittenstein High Integrity Systems has extended SafeRTOS support for TI microcontrollers beyond the TMS470 and TMS570 to include the ARM based RM4x Hercules family, targeted at safety critical medical and industrial applications. "Combining SafeRTOS and the Hercules microcontroller results in an embedded platform designed to meet the stringent requirements of IEC 61508 SIL-3," said Andrew Longhurst, Wittenstein's engineering manager."This reduces risk and project schedules in safety critical developments, freeing engineers to work where they add most value – on the application." The RM48x SafeRTOS variant is tightly integrated with the microcontroller, including its mpu, allowing applications to be partitioned into logical segments according to their Safety Integrity Level. Wittenstein says commercial grade middleware can, for example, be used in conjunction with safety critical code, with isolation being achieved via the RM48x mpu. "Fundamental to development with our Hercules Safety ARM Cortex-RM4x microcontrollers is easing development," said Roy Haley, Hercules safety MCU marketing manager, TI. "SafeRTOS is one way to speed and simplify development on our Hercules devices and we're excited to be working with Wittenstein." The RM4x range is based on the ARM-Cortex R4F core and includes 20 variants. Clock frequency is either 200 or 220MHz and are ram, flash, gpic and package options. Author Graham Pitcher Comment on this article Websites http://www.highintegritysystems.com This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... Arrow buys Nu Horizons Arrow is buying Nu Horizons in an all cash deal which values the ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.