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Here you can find our range of White Papers. Click on the image to open the PDF, and scroll down for the series Embedded Architectures Supporting Mixed Safety Integrity Software.
Connected medical devices have many benefits - they offer opportunities for continuous monitoring, telemedicine and big data analytics to uncover hidden trends. With connectivity, there is always a risk that bad actors could gain access to medical devices, with potential life or death consequences.
As attacks evolve and get increasingly novel, aggressive, sophisticated and frequent, defences must be continually refined, improved, strengthened and hardened. But how should we do this?
This white paper addresses the first steps to take when developing security software for medical applications, through use of standards, the development life cycle, and common security mechanisms.
There has been an amazing growth of software used within automobiles in recent years, with cars quickly becoming super computers on wheels. The challenges facing engineers developing embedded software for automobiles are great, and cover a very broad range of issues.
This white paper introduces and discusses the issues that face embedded software engineers who are developing automotive software, including:
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System designers are now faced with the challenge of providing safety and functionality as part of the same system. In many cases safety critical systems have to support feature rich graphical interfaces, responsive networking communications, diagnostics, data storage and much more. Due to the rigours of developing safety critical software the development costs are high and it would not be feasible to develop all the software used within the system to the highest safety level required.
This means that within a single system there may be several different levels of safety software.
Therefore the software within the system needs to be partitioned, grouping software of the same safety level together, and assuring that software from lower safety levels can not interfere with software relating to the higher safety levels. Partitioning allows the safety related software to be kept small and concise, whilst allowing the use of third party software modules, which shortens development times and lowers costs.
This paper discusses in detail partitioning techniques used in mixed safety level embedded systems. Click the image to download the full White Paper
This paper discusses techniques to achieve temporal separation or time based partitioning within mixed safety level embedded systems. Click the image to download the full White Paper