Functional Safety of Embedded Systems and Software Used in Machinery

Functional Safety is increasingly being relied upon to maintain safe operating conditions within the machinery space, whether it be through the use of an Emergency Stop, a light curtain, interlocking covers and switches, motor drives and/or Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) to make correct and safe decisions. These systems, along with the safe integration of these systems into solutions, require careful consideration by their manufacturers of the ways that these systems are developed and also the ways that these systems could fail in a dangerous manner.

This webinar will provide an overview of Functional Safety and its general concepts, specifically as they apply to embedded systems and software used in machinery.  

Topics covered include:

  • What is Functional Safety?
  • Why is Functional Safety Important?
  • Functional Safety Principles, Including:
    • Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment
    • Functional Safety Management
    • Hardware Reliability
    • EMC Immunity
    • Software Reliability
  • Functional Safety Standards

Register below for this free webinar!
: October 23, 2019
TIME: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT


Jason SmithJason Smith, Principal Engineer, Functional Safety, UL
Jason Smith is currently Principal Engineer (PDE) for functional safety at UL, based in Northbrook, IL. Jason is responsible for training and standards development for functional safety, specifically including safety-related embedded systems and software. He also has over 14 years of expertise as a software safety and functional safety certification engineer in various industries including energy, industrial, automotive, appliances, HVAC, medical, and hazardous locations, as well as with standards such as UL 991, UL 1998, UL 60730-1, IEC 61508, ISO 13849-1, and ISO 26262. Jason has an Electrical Engineering degree from Northern Illinois University (NIU) and has over 19 years of experience working with embedded systems and software.


Duration: 1 Hour


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