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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Article issued in SPS Magazine

News

10/30/2019

BiSS Association e.V. grants 500th license to MESCO

The open source interface BiSS continues to gain increasing popularity and correspondingly increasing demand. The bidirectional sensor interface introduced by iC-Haus in 2002 has established itself as a worldwide standard in encoder and drive technology. BiSS Association e.V. particularly welcomes its 500th licensee MESCO!

08/26/2019

Series of articles: Product lifecycle management – but how!? (8)

Part 8: Functional Safety Management according to IEC 61508-1 – Summary
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 8 completes the series of articles on Functional Safety for SMEs. It makes a link between al parts and ends with a résumé.

07/25/2019

Series of articles: Product lifecycle management – but how!? (7)

Part 7: Functional Safety Management according to IEC 61508-1
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 7 asks what the topics are that IEC 61508-1 defines for the component manufacturer in the first place.