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Programmable Electronic (ASICs, FPGAs, CPLDs) in Safety Technology

09/09/2021 Cologne

ASICs, FPGAs, CPLDs are components, used in almost all safety-related applications. The current version of the IEC61508 considers this development and defines requirements for fault avoidance relating to the design of safety-related components. Knowing and understanding the requirements of IEC61508 and how they are applied in order to achieve functionally safe components, is therefore essential.

Within this one-day workshop, the normative requirements of a development of ASICs, FPGAs, CPLDs in safety-related applications are presented and discussed. Various options of measures and techniques for fault control are shown.

All sections are covered, which are necessary to develop programmable electronic for safety-related applications and how they can be applied in practice.

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

Target group

Developer of safety related components, who will use programmable electronics (ASIC, FPGA, CPLDs) in safety related operations.


Basic knowledge about IEC 61508


Amendments in IEC 61508:2010

Management of Functional Safety

  • Safety - Plan
  • Verification and Validation
  • Documentation

Fault avoidance

  • Life cycle phases
  • General requirements
  • Tool requirements
  • Measures and techniques for fault avoidance
  • Implementation of test structures
  • Requirements to the production
  • Aging

Fault control

  • Differences between µC and ASIC based systems
  • Requirements for architecture
  • Fault models
  • Techniques for fault control
  • Implementation of test structures
  • Examples for diagnostic and tests
  • Exercise and Example to fault control

Requirements for On-Chip Redundant

  • Measures to avoid mutual interferences
  • Additional requirements for on-chip redundancy
  • Determination of common cause failures

Safety related parameters

  • PFD / PFH calculation and estimation of failure rates
  • Distribution of fault values in a design

Detailed example for measures of fault control

  • Application of various measures for fault control


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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: 09/09/2021

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