Exploring Virtualization Options for Adding New Technology to Safety-Critical Devices

Duration: 1 hour

Overview

Virtualization has become an interesting approach for device manufacturers as they face increasing pressure to reduce costs while still maintaining the same levels of safety certification. With virtualization, and the safety separation and isolation it provides, device makers can add new functionality such as rich UIs, while keeping hardware costs to a minimum and protecting safety-criticality.

However, hardware and peripheral device interfaces are evolving continuously. How is it possible to maintain compliance with standards like IEC 62304, IEC 61508, and ISO 26262, and still meet the demands imposed by the competition and by the sales team?

This webinar will offer options for adding differentiated features to your existing devices, while maintaining close control of your safety certification scope and budget.

This webinar will offer options for adding differentiated features to your existing devices, while maintaining close control of your safety certification scope and budget. Some of the issues we’ll address include:

  • An overview of virtualization options and their pros and cons
  • A comparison of how adaptive time partitioning and virtualization help achieve separation of safety-critical systems
  • Maintaining realtime performance of industrial automation protocols without directly affecting safety certification efforts
  • Using Android applications for user interfaces and connectivity

Join us to learn more about virtualization and how you can add off-the-shelf software to your certified device without blowing your recertification budget.

Estimated length:

1 hour, including Q & A.

Who should attend

Software developers, software engineers, safety managers, and others involved in building embedded systems.

Presented by:
Chris Ault, Senior Product Manager, QNX Software Systems

Chris Ault is the senior product manager responsible for QNX Software Systems™ medical product portfolio, which includes the QNX OS for Medical. Before joining QNX, Chris was a senior product manager focused on virtualization technologies. He has held positions of increasing responsibility with hardware and software vendors, including Ciena, Nortel, Catena Networks, and Liquid Computing.

Chris holds degrees in computer science, electronics, and economics from Algonquin College and Carleton University. He is an avid electric guitar player and a skilled carpenter.