IEC 61508 is the international industry standard governing functional safety of programmable electronic systems. IEC 61508 certification confirms that a product or system complies with objectives set by the standard.
ISO 26262 is an adaptation of IEC 61508 for Automotive Electric/Electronic Systems. It outlines detailed industry specific guidelines for the production of all software for automotive systems and equipment, whether it is safety critical or not.
The VectorCAST IEC Certification Kit (for IEC 61508 and ISO 26262) is a package of certification artifacts and tools. It provides documentation, certificates, templates, and tool qualification documents that help developers who use the VectorCAST family of products on projects that must comply with the IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 standards. The kit includes certificates and reports from certification authority TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH that are based on documented, application-specific verification workflows.
The IEC Certification Kit provides the following:
- Tool qualification
- Workflow Management