TI and Hitex offer MCU kit for safety critical designs

TI and Hitex offer MCU kit for safety critical designs




Texas Instruments in collaboration with Hitex Development Tools has introduced the SafeTI Hitex Safety Kit for designs requiring compliance to functional safety standards such as ISO26262 and IEC 61508.

The kit provides an example system with capabilities for hardware fault injection, application and run-time profiling of fault diagnostics and system response monitoring in real-time.

It can be used to evaluate performance of SafeTI components for use in their safety-critical designs.

This includes either Hercules TMS570LS31x microcontrollers or RM48x MCUs and TPS65381-Q1 power management integrated circuit with TI’s Hercules SafeTI Diagnostic Library.

A second MCU on the evaluation board acts as test control and monitor unit, and manages communication with the GUI.

Also included is an on-board JTAG emulator, accelerometer, CAN transceiver, LCD module, temperature sensor and host/debug interface with a USB HUB controller and a serial communication port converter.

There is also an evaluation version of SAFERTOS from Wittenstein High Integrity Systems.

And the latest version of TI’s Eclipse-based Code Composer Studio IDE for use with the emulator.


The SafeTI Hitex Safety Kits are available for order now from Hitex Development Tools:

• $499 for the Hercules RM48x MCU-based SafeTI Hitex Safety Kit for medical and industrial designs.

• $499 for the Hercules TMS570LS31x MCU-based SafeTI Hitex Safety Kit for automotive and transportation designs.



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