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SafeAssure kit speeds development of industrial apps

November 30, 2013

Toni_McConnel-November 30, 2013

Freescale Semiconductor and embedded system solutions provider MicroSys Electronics GmbH are collaborating to establish an integrated development platform for functional safety. The SafeAssure kit, developed by MicroSys, is engineered to speed and simplify the creation of industrial equipment required to meet key functional safety standards. The highly-integrated kit is designed to reduce component redundancies, lower bill of material costs, and dramatically speed development for next-generation industrial safety applications such as factory automation, transportation, aerospace, and defense.

The miriac-EK5744 kit provides an optimized platform for evaluating, designing and prototyping applications which must meet safety standards such as the European Commission’s 2006/42/EC Machinery Directive, the IEC 61508 (2010) and 62061 (2005) safety standards, as well as the ISO 13849 (2008) standard. MicroSys and Freescale are additionally working with international certifying organization TÜV SÜD on a concept assessment of the miriac-EK5744 kit.


The SafeAssure kit from MicroSys (miriac-EK5744) integrates Freescale’s 32-bit Qorivva MPC5744P microcontroller (MCU) and the MC33907 system power management IC with physical transceivers. These Freescale components are part of the Freescale SafeAssure program, which offers a broad solution set of MCUs, sensors and analog ICs, as well as support for functional safety application design that includes training, safety documentation and technical support.

The Freescale SafeAssure functional safety program is designed to help system manufacturers more easily achieve system compliance with functional safety standards: International Standards Organization (ISO) 26262 and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61508. The program highlights Freescale solutions – hardware and software – that are optimally designed to support functional safety implementations.

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