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Renesas Electronics Europe Announces Extension of WITTENSTEIN High Integrity Systems Safety-Critical RTOS Support to RX631/RX63N Microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems (WHIS), a leading safety systems provider, has extended its SAFERTOS Real Time Operating System to support the 32-bit RX631 and RX63N microcontroller groups from Renesas. WHIS will be demonstrating SAFERTOS running on the RX on its stand at Embedded World 2014 (Stand 440, Hall 5).

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SAFERTOS is an IEC 61508 SIL 3 safety-certified real time operating system that delivers high performance and dependability to safety-critical applications, while utilising minimal resources. Used throughout the industrial, medical and transportation sectors, SAFERTOS is supplied with a comprehensive Design Assurance Pack, supporting certification for a wide range of international design standards.

Renesas has developed a functional safety software package for use with its 32-bit RX631 and RX63N microcontrollers that can be integrated with SAFERTOS. The new solution provides diagnostic software for the industry-leading RX CPU core and its internal memory. A safety manual is also supplied, detailing how to use the RX631 and RX63N microcontrollers within a safety-critical development.

“Using SAFERTOS on a microcontroller supported by a functional safety software package, such as the RX631 or RX63N, results in an embedded platform designed to meet the stringent requirements of IEC 61508 SIL -3,” said Andrew Longhurst, engineering manager at WHIS. “This significantly reduces risk and project schedules in safety-critical developments, freeing engineers to work where they add the most value – on the application.”

“The availability of SAFERTOS helps our customers during the system certification process and efficiently supports our RX microcontrollers for safety applications,” said Andreas Thamm, assistant manager for smart factory in the Industrial&Communications business group at Renesas. “The demand for pre-certified software will continue to increase in the future.”

You can meet Renesas Electronics Europe at Embedded World in Hall 1/1, Stand 350. Visitors can meet WHIS at Embedded World, Stand 440, Hall 5, to discuss their future projects or ask questions of the company’s engineers. Further information is available on the WHIS website at Show visitors can email marketing (at) to book a meeting now.

WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems is a safety systems company that produces and supplies real time operating systems and platform solutions to the Medical, Aerospace, Transportation, Defence and Industrial sectors. For more information, please visit

About Renesas Electronics Europe
Renesas Electronics is the world’s number one supplier of microcontrollers and a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, including system-on-chip and a wide range of discrete analogue and power devices. Established in 2010, Renesas Electronics combines the collective semiconductor expertise of Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric and NEC Electronics, encapsulating more than 200 years’ experience.

Renesas’ products are the result of decades of research and investment into semiconductor technology and customer solutions. Today, they provide pioneering platforms for the advancement of the Smart Society, embedding intelligence, connectivity, safety and security in solutions for cars, homes, buildings and factories. In Europe, Renesas complements its cutting-edge technology with resources that foster customer proximity and span the entire product lifecycle. These include the European Technology Centre, which designs innovative solutions specifically for Europe, and the European Quality Centre in Düsseldorf, which provides technical support to customers throughout the region. Renesas also operates an effective ecosystem, comprising the industry’s largest local support network and an extensive network of over 800 hardware and software alliance partners.

Headquartered in Japan, Renesas Electronics has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. More information is available at
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Oliver Lüttgen
Renesas Electronics Europe GmbH, Arcadiastr. 10, 40472 Düsseldorf
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