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SAFERTOS Pre-Certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D

SAFERTOS, a safety critical real-time operating system from WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems, has now achieved new certification from TÜV SÜD, and is available pre-certified to the automotive standard ISO 26262 ASIL D.

SAFERTOS is now available pre-certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D. SAFERTOS is a pre-emptive safety critical Real Time Operating System (RTOS) that delivers unprecedented levels of determinism and robustness to embedded systems, whilst using minimum resources. It’s used internationally across a range of safety critical applications and is renowned for its high quality.

ISO 26262 is an international standard for the functional safety of electrical/ electronic systems in production automobiles. An adaptation of the Functional Safety standard IEC 61508, ISO 26262 defines functional safety for automotive equipment applicable throughout the lifecycle of all automotive electronic and electrical safety-related systems.

ASIL D is the highest possible safety rating of this standard, and is established by performing a risk analysis of a potential hazard by looking at the severity, exposure and controllability of the vehicle operating scenario.

“We are pleased that SAFERTOS has achieved pre-certification to ISO 26262 ASIL D” said Andrew Longhurst, Business Development Manager at WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems. “SAFERTOS is an excellent fit for the automotive sector, due to its high performance, reliability, and ability to support the most popular automotive platforms.”

SAFERTOS is supplied as source code and accompanied by a Design Assurance Pack (DAP). The DAP contains all the design and verification artifacts required to support ISO 26262 ASIL D certification. SafeRTOS is delivered for a specific processor/compiler combination, removing the need for retesting on the target hardware, and creating a smooth path to re-certifying SafeRTOS within an application.

More information about SAFERTOS for Automotive can be accessed at

WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems is a safety systems company that produces and supplies real time operating systems and platform solutions to the Medical, Aerospace, Automotive and Industrial sectors.

Contact: Andrew Longhurst


Tel: +44 1275 395 600
WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems
Brown’s Court, Long Ashton Business Park,
Yanley Lane, Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9LB UK

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