IAR Systems®, the world’s leading supplier of development tools for embedded systems, announced that the build chain of the tool suite IAR Embedded Workbench® for ARM® has been certified by TÜV SÜD as a qualified tool for development of safety-related applications. In conjunction, IAR Systems also announced the availability of a special support agreement for customers working with safety-critical development. IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM has been tested and approved according to the requirements on support tools put forth in International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61508, the international umbrella standard for functional safety, as well as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 26262, which is used for automotive safety-related systems. IEC 61508, and standards derived from it, is used within all kinds of industries with requirements on reliability and safety, for example process industries, the oil and gas industry, nuclear power plants, machinery, and railway control systems.
The assessment has covered the relevant parts of IAR Systems’ development processes, as well as the safety-related customer documentation and the customer support. The quality assurance measures applied by IAR Systems and the included Safety Manual allow customers to use IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM in safety-related software development for each Safety Integrity Level (SIL) according to IEC 61508 and each Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) of ISO 26262 without further tool qualification.