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HICore 1

The Core of Your Product's Safety

HICore 1: The TÜV Certified Safety System on Chip for Your Safety Product

Are you faced with the challenge of developing a safe control system for your product or do you need to introduce safety to your control system?

The TÜV-certified HICore 1 package consisting of a safety system on chip (safety SoC) and safe software is the ideal solution. Regardless of whether you are designing an embedded control system, a sensor, an actuator, a cyber physical system of the fourth industrial revolution, or a safety component of a medical device.

up to 70% faster TÜV inspection

No matter what the size or scope of your project is, you save significant and valuable amounts time.

Make HICore 1 the core of your system – regardless of whether you are developing a small device where HICore 1 runs all tasks or a complex system where HICore 1 only supervises functional safety. Certified libraries for safe communications compliant with industry standards, such as PROFIsafe or Fail Safe over EtherCAT (FSoE), are available.

During development, you can concentrate on core functionality. HICore 1 covers the rest. The safety SoC modules, a safe operating system, and safety middleware jointly provide a safety platform for your design. This kit is certified in accordance with IEC 61508 Ed. 2 for safety related systems up to SIL 3. Additionally, we support you through every phase, from concept to certification.


Maximum Safety, Minimum Size

With HICore 1, the chip-based safety system, you simplify development. This makes the solution incredibly cost-effective, particularly for tight market launch deadlines or when there is high pressure on costs. Thanks to its TÜV-certified operating system, the platform offers maximum intrinsic safety. All you have to do is ensure that your application is also safe.

Moreover, with HICore 1, you benefit from extremely high availability. Certified communications libraries for PROFIsafe and FSoE make HICore 1 a communications platform.

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You can integrate the chip into a wide variety of applications, including:

  • Machines: Smart safety systems for more efficient productions facilities
  • Actuators: For safe drive systems
  • Sensor technology: Integrating sensors in safety fieldbuses
  • Logistics and intralogistics: Safety for collaborative transportation systems
  • Medical technology: For safe medical devices

As autonomous transport systems move freely through factories and operate in close proximity to humans, safety is one of the key themes of Industrie 4.0. In a research project at the Institute for Material Handling and Logistics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), HIMA developed safe control technology for a driverless transport system. HICore 1 monitors the speed and ensures that all safety functions operate correctly.

As a result, in 2016, the German state of Baden-Württemberg honored HIMA for its innovation and the project's specific relevance to industrial practice.


Reduce Costs and Time to Market

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    Versatile Application

    HICore 1 is the safety platform for all types of products in all market sectors.

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    HICore 1 provides the ideal basis for functional safety verification in accordance with the strict standards IEC 61508 up to SIL 3 and IEC 13849 up to PL e.

  • flexibel

    Shorter Time to Market

    HICore 1 accelerates the development and certification processes for your product. This results in faster approval of your whole system for release onto the market.

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    Reduced Costs

    High integration density simplifies the design, saves costs, and reduces the risk of obsolescence.

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    Certified libraries for safe communications compliant with industry standards PROFIsafe, FSoE, and ISOfast available.

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    Safe Platform

    The sophisticated safety concept and extensive diagnostic coverage allow for proof test intervals of up to 20 years.

Your HIMA Contact

HICore Solutions
+49 (0) 6202 709 855

From the Smart Factory to medical technology: HIMA experts for chip-based solutions help you in quickly certifying your safety-related product.