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Industrial Safety

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Industrial Safety is defined by international standards such as IEC 61508, which provide tools and safety functions to assess risks and prevent danger. System safety is essential for ensuring human safety and protecting the environment. It applies to all industrial systems, including automated manufacturing, transportation, and the oil and gas industry.

Programmable Safety Controller

Programmable safety controllers (PSC) are the key enablers for automating safety-critical tasks in factories. They are typically modular systems consisting of several blocks, such as control or central processing units (CPU) and multiple Input / Outp
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Processing performance, integration and diagnostics

Processing performance, integration and diagnostics

The needs of automation systems are evolving with the rapidly growing complexity of automated production lines. More data needs to be exchanged over input/output and other function interfaces, and CPU cycles must become shorter. Systems should also be highly synchronized and operate in a deterministic manner.

The closer the interaction between humans and machines, the higher the safety requirements become. Sensors and actuators must ensure increasingly accurate and widespread process and environment monitoring, while IC designs must deliver reliable performance across wider operating ranges. Improved diagnostics are also in high demand as they allow earlier maintenance warnings and minimize line stops.

Our products and solutions

To facilitate and accelerate development and certification processes for safety-critical services and functions, ST offers a wide range of hardware and software solutions. 

safety-integrity-levelThis includes a comprehensive set of certified software libraries and documentation for manufacturers to acquire functional safety certifications. We developed the X-CUBE-STL design package to meet the IEC 61508 Safety Integrity Level (SIL2/SIL3) standards with STM32 MCUs and MPUs. ST offers various smart power solutions for safer automation, including the following product families: Intelligent power switches, including ICs with galvanic isolation for driving actuators, Current limited terminations implementing efficient and supply-free digital inputs for smart sensors and DC/DC converters supplying accurate power to critical circuits in safe applications.

ST is an independent device manufacturer, and our ICs are built to state-of-the-art industrial standards for semiconductor design and manufacturing processes. We focus on helping customers design and develop safe applications in the shortest time to market, through quality-management processes, product reliability, technical performance, and diagnostic features. Our selected products for safe automation are certified by authorities such as TÜV, UL, and VDE.

Strategic partnership

safety-integrity-levelSeveral ST Authorized Partners pioneering functional safety have extended their specific expertise to STM8 and STM32 MCUs with software, tools, trainings, and other services. Together, we help designers across all project phases, from the mapping of safety requirements, through hardware and software design and validation, to the certification phase.

All tools & software

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      STSW-IPS16X

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      STSW-IPS16X GUI for STEVAL-IFP028V1 and STEVAL-IFP034V1

      Evaluation Tool Software ST
      STSW-IPS16X

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      STSW-IPS16X GUI for STEVAL-IFP028V1 and STEVAL-IFP034V1
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      X-CUBE-OUT1

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      Industrial digital output software expansion for STM32Cube

      STM32Cube Expansion Packages ST
      X-CUBE-OUT1

      Description:

      Industrial digital output software expansion for STM32Cube

      X-CUBE-OUT2

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      Industrial digital output software expansion for STM32Cube

      STM32Cube Expansion Packages ST
      X-CUBE-OUT2

      Description:

      Industrial digital output software expansion for STM32Cube