EUROS Embedded Systems Selects VectorCAST for the Certification of its Real-Time Operating System EUROS to be the First RTOS Certified for Both Safety and Security aspect

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The availability of certified Real-Time Operating Systems on the market is crucial among other things for the implementation of the Internet of Things.

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Vector Software's VectorCAST embedded software testing platform was identified as the ideal solution for developing critical software in compliance with the IEC 61508 standard.

Vector Software, the leading provider of dynamic software testing solutions for embedded systems, announced today that EUROS Embedded Systems GmbH, a leading software company developing embedded system software solutions, has selected the VectorCAST test platform to be used for the certification of the microkernel component of its Real-Time Operating systems EUROS.

Beyond functional requirements, in the case of safety and security applications, the demands on the reliability, availability, safety and security requirements of the EUROS Microkernel have been dramatically increased. It must especially guarantee the system integrity against external influences, sabotage or espionage.

In order to meet all those requirements, e.g. increasing both functional safety and security level and in the same time reducing the risk for embedded applications, a certification process according to the IEC 61508 Edition 2 (SIL3) and IEC 62443 standards was initiated. The company TÜV SÜD AG was chosen as auditor.

The certification process is based on TÜV SÜD pioneering approach referred to as “Embedded Systems - System tested. This new certification combines the aspects of functional safety and security requirements into a single process and documents the successful result on a single certificate. Thus the EUROS microkernel will be the first certified RTOS for both “Functional Safety” and “Security”.

“In the course of our certification, we teamed with Vector Software to help us test and certify our new microkernel. Vector Software's VectorCAST embedded software testing platform was identified as the ideal solution for developing critical software in compliance with the IEC 61508 standard,” stated Dr. Stefan Kaneff, Managing Director of EUROS Embedded Systems. “As a result of this effort, customers can significantly accelerate the certification of their own application using the VectorCAST suite, which has been integrated with the EUROS RTOS.”

“The combination of security and functional safety is playing an increasingly important role for embedded systems,” stated William McCaffrey, Vector Software Chief Operating Officer. “We are honored to be part of the development of this new TÜV SÜD certification that sets an important benchmark for the entire industry.”

About Vector Software, Inc.
Vector Software is the world’s leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and business critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other business critical sectors, rely on Vector Software’s VectorCAST™. By automating and managing the complex tasks associated with unit, integration, and system level testing, VectorCAST helps organizations accelerate development and ensure the reliability of their embedded software applications. Founded in 1989 by embedded software engineers, Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island USA; with offices worldwide and a world-class team of support and technology partners. To learn more, visit Vector Software at

About EUROS Embedded Systems GmbH
EUROS® Embedded Systems GmbH is one of the leading software specialists in the field of embedded systems offering the real-time operating systems EUROS (general purpose) und EUROSmot (OSEK/Autosar-compliant), supplemented by a wide range of driver packages, middleware, networking and comprehensive eclipse based cross-development environment. The offered real-time operating systems have been designed in a way to abstract the underlying microcontroller architecture, in order to ensure portability of the embedded applications build on top of them. The current product release is a result of more than 26 years of experience in designing and developing of embedded software. All popular microcontrollers on the market are supported and the offered software solutions are used in a wide range of applications in different areas like automotive, industrial automation, medical devices, automation and process control, military, transportation, communication and other industries.

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