A UML Profile for the Development of IEC 61508 Compliant Embedded Software

Provided by: Ruhlman Enterprises, Inc.
Topic: Hardware
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In this paper, the authors propose a UML profile that extends the Unified Modeling Language (UML) to support the development of safety-critical embedded software in accordance with the safety standard IEC 61508. Their profile enables software developers to precisely express certification-related information using the UML notation. This improved information density in software models can be exploited as foundation for activities in various software development phases, for example the reuse of certified software components or the deployment of safety-critical and non-critical software components to separated nodes.

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