Altera Corporation is making available a functional safety development board and FPGA reference designs through NewTec, a European provider of safety-related electronic systems. The new board and reference designs coupled with Altera’s TÜV Rheinland-qualified FPGAs, tools, and IP, enable customers to accelerate development and certification of FPGA-based system designs.
Altera’s functional safety data package includes comprehensive device support, enhanced software design flows and IP for functional safety system design, allowing customers using Cyclone FPGAs to reduce risks and cost-effectively meet safety-critical system requirements across product lines.
The functional safety board and accompanying reference designs are designed by Altera and NewTec to reduce customer design effort for safety designs requiring IEC 61508 certification up to SIL 3 (safety integrity level 3).
“Altera’s TUV-qualified devices, tools and dedicated safety IP offer the development, certification and system cost reductions for differentiated functional safety system design required in this increasingly competitive market,” said David Moore, director of the Industrial Business Unit, Altera. “The availability of functional safety reference designs and safety development board from NewTec in conjunction with our multi-generational functional safety data package offering helps our customers bring reliable functional safety solutions to market quickly while protecting their investments for the long term.”