Wind River has announced IEC 62304 medical standard compliance for the latest release of its VxWorks Cert Edition. The real-time operating system (RTOS) for safety-critical applications now includes a full suite of safety certification evidence across sectors, including automotive, avionics, industrial, and medical.
With this latest certification evidence assessed by auditing body TÜV SÜD, the Wind River RTOS for medical is compliant for use in applications requiring up to IEC 62304 - Class C compliance, a standard for “Medical device software – Software life cycle processes.” The commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software, along with associated evidence package, is designed for safety-critical medical devices, helping manufacturers reduce or even eliminate the validation efforts around “SOUP” (Software of Unknown Provenance).
“From surgical robots to smart hospitals, new technology is revolutionizing healthcare, bringing new safety and security concerns that must be addressed with stringent industry regulations and standards,” said Amar Parmar, senior director of medical, Wind River. “Developing secure, safety-compliant medical devices requires a balanced blend of regulatory awareness, proven components, and efficiency of design practices; Wind River addresses each of these factors with the latest release of VxWorks Cert Edition.”
This latest medical certification evidence builds on Wind River’s 20-plus years of experience in safety certification software products, and demonstrates the company’s commitment to helping medical technology developers accelerate time-to-market and reduce costs with next-generation software solutions.
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