Safety-critical companies can quickly and cost-effectively prove compliance with the IEC 61508 standard by using an integrated product development management solution.

The increased use of software-based control systems has led to an expansion of safety standards in a number of industries. Most of these standards are based on the broad IEC 61508 standard created by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Titled “Functional Safety of Electrical/Electronic/Programmable Electronic Safety-related Systems,” IEC 61508 is the international standard that covers functional safety in devices and machinery that use software-based or similar electronic safety-related systems to reduce risk to an acceptable level.

This solution brief details how Helix ALM help companies achieve compliance with IEC 61508.