Interested parties can learn more about the full range of HIMA offerings at the HIMA stand. They include consulting services, support for certification, and engineering up to turnkey production. Safety-critical systems must be functionally safe, and this safety has to be proven by certifications. In more and more cases, functional safety is not only a decisive consideration for customers, but also a considerable time and cost factor for development departments and companies. Here they face a twofold challenge: rising development costs for increasingly complex products are often multiplied by growing safety requirements. In today's world with pressure from cost cutting and tight market launch deadlines, unnecessarily high certification expense is undesirable and uneconomical. Being able to draw on precertified safety solutions thus gives companies a key advantage.
“With HICore 1, the smallest TÜV-certified safety SoC, innovative product and system manufacturers can make their solutions safe and certifiable,” says Dr. Stefan Gölz, Director Technology Embedded Solutions at HIMA. For developers, the package solution based on HICore technology results in distinctly lower effort because it dramatically simplifies and accelerates TÜV approval of their own products in line with IEC 61508 up to SIL 3 or ISO 13849-1 up to PL e. As a result, time to market can be shortened by 30 to 70 percent, depending on project size and scope.”
Users can personally choose the configuration of their HICore solution, from safety-SoC to finished boards. HIMA guides and supports the entire process, from specification through TÜV approval to production. With HICore 1, SIL 3 safety can be easily and economically integrated in many industries, even with networked applications. Numerous safety network protocols are already available, so the Industry 4.0 concept of safe and highly efficient machine-to-machine communications is also supported. Examples of typical application areas include safety-oriented controllers and safe monitoring of driverless transportation systems, drives, logistics and intralogistics, sensors, actuators, and power plants.