Functional Safety After-Lunch with ARM -
Tools for improving safe embedded development

We would like to invite you to the new series of ARM and Hitex joint seminars focusing on tools for safe embedded development.

Who should attend

These seminars are for developers who would like to get familiar with the latest tools for safe embedded development. With expert speakers from both Hitex and ARM you will have the opportunity to gain new insight into the tools for improving and ensuring a safe embedded development process, these seminars are suitable for both existing and new users.

You will have the chance to: 

  • Learn about the latest embedded development tools, presented by Hitex and ARM representatives
  • Network with your peers
  • Enjoy a drink reception

Where and When?

  • Wednesday, 12 July 2017 from 14:00 to 19:00 (CEST) Munich, Germany
  • Thursday, 13 July 2017 from 14:00 to 19:00 (CEST) Stuttgart, Germany


14:15 Safety Development (Dr. Kurt Böhringer, Hitex)
The demands of the safety standards will be explained and in a practical way demonstrated how to reach the safety goals related to the development process.
Dr. Kurt Böhringer is Head of Engineering at Hitex GmbH.

14:45 Using ARM processors in safety applications (Paul Black, ARM)
In his first presentation of the day Paul explores the increasing role that ARM cores play in Functional Safety applications, and the features that make ARM cores particularly suitable for this rapidly growing market.
Paul Black has a degree in Software Engineering and over 20 years’ involvement with development of complex software products. He joined ARM in 2005 and is currently Senior Product Manager for the ARM Compilers, and has a particular interest in software development for Functional Safety applications.

15:30 Unit testing for Safety Certification (Frank Büchner, Hitex)
Standards for safety-critical development require (dynamic) unit (or module) testing. This lecture explains what unit testing is and how it can be done for ARM/Cortex microcontrollers using the unit testing tool TESSY in conjunction with MDK-ARM.
Frank Büchner has a degree in IT and has been dealing with the topic of testing and software quality for several years. He shares his knowledge through regular talks and specialist articles. His current position is Principal Engineer Software Quality at Hitex GmbH.

16:45 Writing secure code for TrustZone for ARMv8-M (Paul Black, ARM)
Security is a primary concern for Functional Safety applications. In this session we explore the ARMv8-M Security Extensions and the role of secure code, and discuss essential compiler functionality when developing trusted code.

17:30 Applying ARM C/C++ Compiler to safety functions (Paul Black, ARM)
The compiler is a key part of your software development for Functional Safety, and working within the compiler certification is critical. In this session we discuss the role that the compiler plays, and explore how to make the best use of a certified compiler in safety development.

Please note: This course is presented in English with slides in English!

Registration Functional Safety After-Lunch Munich

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