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What Is IEC 61508?

IEC 61508 is an international standard for functional safety of electrical, electronic, and programmable electronic systems.

Related terms: functional safety, MISRA, SIL, standards compliance, tool qualification

IEC 61508: Examples in Context

A manufacturer of safety-critical industrial equipment adheres to IEC 61508 standards to develop software that meets functional safety requirements and ensures operational integrity.

A nuclear power plant follows IEC 61508 guidelines to certify software controlling critical systems and maintain safety compliance.

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