Functional safety – A very important cross-sectional topic
Systematic and random hardware and software errors can lead to dangerous situations. Electric shocks, fires, or even explosions are not uncommon here. Via the respective, harmonized standards, the CE guidelines also require an analytical certificate of conformity (risk analysis) in addition to a deterministic one. Functional safety is a risk-based approach and entails a series of obligations, mainly during the development phase. It must be taken into account for the entire life cycle and handled differently, depending on the approach (product, subsystem, components). Testing should be performed by a recognized and independent institution, like the VDE Institute, especially when there is a high potential for risk.
The VDE Institute offers its testing expertise as early as during the development phase and certifies product safety at the end of the development cycle through a VDE certificate. A tested and certified product with the VDE Institute’ test marks means safety and quality for your customers and an easier market entry for you.
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