Optimizing the design engineering process for new automation systems and safety critical devices involves balancing goals that normally conflict – time to market, development cost, safety & reliability.
OEMx , from exida, changes this by seamlessly taking you from safety-critical product requirements to high-level architecture, to detailed hardware and software design (FMEA and FMEDA), to accurate and defendable safety & reliability predictions more quickly; reducing development cost, time to market, and supporting compliance with the IEC 61508 family of safety standards. ARCHxTM enhances the hierarchical architecture design process. It supports design of automation systems in a variety of applications (process industry, industrial equipment / machinery, robotics, medical devices, railway, mining, automotive, etc.).
Delve deeper into ARCHx's functionality by exploring the brochure below.
exida is a knowledge company specializing in high reliability and high safety automation systems. To advance the state of the art, we regularly perform research on high reliability and safety systems, sharing the results with the world via papers, journal articles, webinars, training courses, tools, and books (we have written more books on functional safety than any other company). The engineers at exida have pioneered and developed many safety and reliability analysis techniques, including the Failure Modes, Effects and Diagnostics Analysis (FMEDA) in the late 1980’s. exida is an internationally-accredited body for functional safety and cybersecurity certification.
From this fertile environment comes the ARCHx tool. ARCHx includes an expert knowledge base embedding 30+ years of accumulated experience in the design and analysis of hardware, software, FPGAs, semiconductors and automation cybersecurity. Use of the expert knowledge base with functional failure modes and proven solutions on a project reduces engineering time, increases design rigor, improves the accuracy of the results, and sets up an organization for a successful certification pursuit.
ARCHx also allows your experts to add to the knowledge base structure with company-specific design expertise. This enhances the ability to make application-specific design assistance available to new designers when they need it, driving efficiency, consistency and improving traceability.
exida has developed courses that will familiarize users with all facets of the ARCHx tool to ensure optimum usage for your next project.