Series of articles: Product lifecycle management – but how!? (3)

Thursday, 31. January 2019

With our product life cycle management publications, we would like to inform you about standards and regulations. Especially, we focus on SMEs to help them with functional safety issues.

Part 3 discusses processes which result in a certifiable product…


Agile approach vs. V-model

Toolchain – from requirement to test case
…traceable, documented and verifiable

In the past, software was merely an accessory that controlled the few functions of an actuator or sensor and prepared essential communication. In the age of Ethernet-based real-time protocols, more powerful processors and growing requirements, SMEs have started facing these challenges head-on with the help of software developers. However, having the tools is not enough. If there are no defined software development processes that are adhered to, software releases often prove hard to plan and errors pile up. Changes would often be implemented on demand and would only be understandable to the developers themselves.

Part 3 discusses software development processes, product lifecycle management, and the documentation and development environment in which traceable and verifiable requirements should, in accordance with IEC 61508, result in a certifiable product. But what does this type of environment contain? Which tools are used? And how are these tools integrated?

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08.05.2019

Series of articles: Product lifecycle management – but how!? (5)

Part 5: FMEA – Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
With our product life cycle management publications, we would like to inform you about standards and regulations. Especially, we focus on SMEs to help them with functional safety issues.
Part 5 takes a closer look at an important part of advance quality planning – the FMEA.

03.05.2019

Review: Developer seminar for Functional Safety, Headquarters MESCO, April 2019

Our developer seminar for Functional safety – Practical application of electronics by experts for experts – was extremely successful. The high practical relevance was clearly well received.

14.03.2019

MESCO Development Kit for CC-Link IE TSN and CC-Link IE Safety

MESCO is a Service Partner for CLPA and supports CC-Link IE TSN and CC-Link IE Safety with its own development kit.