Development Ecosystem for Functional Safety Applications
When designing functional safety applications, using development tools that meet the requirements of safety standards can make it easier to create compliant systems. The ISO 26262 functional safety standard for automotive systems includes specific requirements for development tools. To help you with implementing system-level functional safety in your applications, Microchip has adopted this standard for the MPLAB® development ecosystem.
Certified by TÜV SUD for Functional Safety
Microchip offers a TÜV SUD-certified design tool package that supports all our PIC®, dsPIC®, AVR® and SAM devices to make your tool qualification effort easier. The MPLAB XC Compiler Licenses for functional safety include all the documentation and reports needed to have a fully qualified ISO 26262, IEC 61508, IEC 62304 and IEC 60730 development environment. The documentation package includes TÜV SUD certificates for all three standards, a functional safety manual for the functional safety compiler version of your choice, safety plan and tools classification and qualification reports for our MPLAB XC compilers, MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and all MPLAB debugger/programmers.
The combination of the new TÜV SÜD-certified MPLAB XC Compiler licenses plus the diagnostic power of MPLAB Code Coverage tool simplifies your functional safety certification when using our microcontrollers (MCUs) and Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) that are designed with functional safety in mind.
- TÜV SUD-certified MPLAB XC functional safety licenses
- Support for PIC, AVR and SAM MCUs and dsPIC DSCs
- Maximize code optimizations for code size reduction and efficiency
- Satisfy requirements specified in ISO 26262, IEC 61508, IEC 62304 and IEC 60730
- All documentation and reports are included for a fully qualified development environment
Tool Safety Classification
MPLAB XC compilers are tightly tied to the creation of source code in your project. Therefore, they are classified Tool Confidence Level 2 and are subject to the most stringent qualification requirements. Every version of the MPLAB XC compiler is developed according to industry-recognized processes and stringently validated using a combination of industry-standard and extensive in-house test suites. This means that the MPLAB XC compilers are suitable for use in the development of a wide range of functional safety applications.