As a basic rule every functional safety application should be based on a simple and understandable system design. However, modern software-based computing systems are getting more and more complex and their role in safety relevant applications (e.g. for autonomous driving, collaborative machines, etc.) is increasing rapidly. One way to address this complexity is to breakdown the software architecture using certified software components.

The video provides a detailed technical overview about the scope, benefits and conditions related to certification of software-only products (libraries, operating systems, tools, etc.).


  • Functional safety principles
  • Modularity, SEooC and Compliant Items
  • Certification of software only SeooC/Compliant
  • Development support tools: requirements and certification
  • Live demo

Thomas Maier, Business Development Manager at TÜV SÜD, has more than 20 years of experience in design, analysis, assessment of safety-critical systems (in the automotive, avionics, machinery and process industry as well as in the area of renewable energies and appliances). During his career, he gained well-founded expert knowledge for the application and implementation of IEC 61508, ISO 26262, DO-178b, and other standards. Furthermore, he actively participates in various IEC standardization working groups (Maintenance of IEC 61508, IEC 61800-5-2 1st Ed, Merging of ISO 13849 and IEC 62061, ISO 26262 2nd Ed).

Hermann Rauth, is a Field Application Engineer at Vector Informatik GmbH. In this role he is responsible for customer service, presentations, training and technical support. He graduated in 1997 as electrical engineer specialized in telecommunications at the RWTH Aachen. In the past 20 years he worked as a developer, Systems-/Requirements-Engineer, Customer Product Engineer and Voice Engineer with leading telecommunications companies such as Bosch, Avaya and other leading telecommunication companies.