OEMx Engineering Tools

Higher design quality, while saving time and meeting safety and cybersecurity standards.

OEMx provides a common set of tools to support hardware, software, and cybersecurity reliability and safety analysis for automation systems and critical safety devices.

FMEDAxTM, part of the OEMxTM product line from exida, can be used to analyze the impact of component failure modes and perform quantitative analysis of products and subsystems to predict safety and reliability performance metrics as required by the IEC 61508 family of standards.

ARCHxTM, part of the OEMxTM product line from exida, can be used to perform system / subsystem / product architecture analysis to document the design, evaluate the impact of potential design faults in hardware and/or software (FMEA), identify potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and document methods to avoid design faults.

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ARCHx

Computer system high level architecture design analysis

exida provides the ARCHx tool for performing architectural design analysis using FMEA, HAZOP, or Cybersecurity Threat Analysis techniques. Dependent failure Analysis (DFA) is also optimally done within the ARCHx tool.  This tool stores architectural design information in its system database so that a common approach can be used for all analysis types thereby saving engineering time and improving design quality. ARCHx system database information is sent to other design tools (e.g. FMEDAx) to pre-populate input requirements, again saving time and reducing design errors. 

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FMEDAx

Device failure rate and failure mode prediction for safety and availability analysis

The exida FMEDAx™ Tool is used to perform and document a detailed component level FMEDA on a System or Subsystem consisting of electrical, mechanical, or sensor components.  The FMEDAx tool accepts the functional failure mode data from ARCHx and allows faster and more accurate subsystem/device failure prediction. Designers save time and discover design issues early in the design process.

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Tool Training Courses

exida provides training to allow our potential tool users to rapidly understand the tools and methodologies used. Training is available in person on-site as well as internet based. Customized versions are available.

CS 248 - Cybersecurity Threat Analysis with ARCHx

An essential task that is part of cybersecurity development process is the Threat Analysis. The result of this work is used to define necessary defense mechanisms in an embedded device design. This course explains how to use the ARCHx tool to perform an embedded device or system threat analysis by providing a detailed knowledge base of threats, actors, and defense mitigation techniques. This course also explains how to show compliance to IEC 62443 cybersecurity certification requirements.

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FSE 247 E - Practical Electronic FMEDA with FMEDAx

The FMEDA method was invented to predict failure rates for each failure mode of a device, subsystem, or component. The ”Practical Electronic FMEDA with FMEDAx” course explains the FMEDA method, objectives, and output. In this course an example device FMEDA will be done showing the fundamental concepts including environmental profile selection, diagnostic coverage analysis, proof test coverage analysis, complex integrated circuit (IC) analysis, device packaging impact, and functional failure modes.

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FSE 247 M - Practical Mechanical FMEDA with FMEDAx

The FMEDA method was invented to predict failure rates for each failure mode of a device, subsystem, or component. The "Practical Mechanical FMEDA with FMEDAx" course explains the FMEDA method, objectives, and output. In this course an example device FMEDA will be done showing the fundamental concepts including environmental profile selection, diagnostic coverage analysis, proof test coverage analysis, part selection, and functional failure modes.

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FSE 248 - FMEA/HAZOP with ARCHx

It is well known that a product development schedule and cost will be reduced if problems are found early in the development process. Techniques such as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Hazard and Operation Study (HAZOP) have been developed over several decades to achieve this goal. The ARCHx tool from exida facilitates the FMEA/HAZOP process with the addition of expert guidance on functional safety and cybersecurity certification compliance. This course explains how to take advantage of the ARCHx tool to perform high quality FMEA and HAZOP analysis. This course also explains how to use the ARCHx tool to show compliance to certification requirements.

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FSE 249 - FPGA FMEA with ARCHx

It is well known that a product development schedule and cost will be reduced if problems are found early in the development process. Techniques such as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) are commonly used to achieve this goal. However, the use of FMEA on a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is not common and can be confusing. The ARCHx tool from exida facilitates the FMEA process for FPGA devices by providing a detailed knowledge base with FPGA failure modes and mitigation techniques. This course explains how to take advantage of the ARCHx tool to perform high quality FMEA analysis on FPGA devices. This course also explains how to use the ARCHx tool to show FPGA compliance to functional safety and cybersecurity certification requirements.

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