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Safety related Software acc. to IEC 61508 – Development and Test

04/20/2021 Cologne

This workshop explains terms and requirements of the international Standard IEC 61508 part 3 and their application and realization comprehensively.

A thorough overview of the complete software development process is presented, enabling participants to estimate the complexity of developments in more detail in order to achieve a precise and cost effective project planning.

Furthermore, a detailed survey as well as transfer of technical knowledge regarding precise measures for fault avoidance and fault control will give practical support for effective software development. Methods, like for example determination of software complexity as well as test coverage, will help participants to design, tests and assess their results more effectively.

This workshop is only available in English language as in-house workshop.


Basic knowledge regarding test and development of hard- and software acc. to IEC 61508.


Overview IEC 61508 part 3

  • Application of Standard IEC 61508
  • Risk analysis
  • Software development process
  • Safety life cycle of software


  • Safety Requirement Specification (SRS)
  • Specification of SW-architecture
  • Documentation of tests

Measures of fault avoidance

  • Test planning
  • Documentation
  • Defensive programming
  • Coding guidelines
  • Proven in use
  • Use of test and development tools

Selected methods of hardware fault control

  • RAM-tests
  • ROM-tests
  • Opcode-tests
  • Internal processor tests

Verification and validation

  • Static tests
  • Dynamic tests
  • Software-Complexitiy

Compiling of a FMECA


Examples and exercises will be included to this workshop.


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Registration and terms of participation

The attendance fee includes conference materials, refreshments and lunch. The registration is binding once confirmed by the organizer in writing. Invoices will be issued shortly before prior to the start of the event. Please note that, because of the limited number of participants, we will charge a cancellation fee of 50% of the attendance fee for any cancellation received later than two weeks before the beginning of the event. No part of the attendance fee will be refunded for cancellations received later than one week before the event. The event only takes place with a minimum number of 10 participants. If a workshop/training has to be cancelled for reasons for which TÜV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH is responsible, only participation fees already paid will be refunded.

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Venue: TÜV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH
Automation and Functional Safety
Am Grauen Stein
D-51105 Cologne
Event Dates: 04/20/2021

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