Software FMEA is a well proven and widely used technique for finding errors and ommisions from software designs. When used at the “software architecture” level, a weakness can be identified and easily mitigated. Both development costs and the schedule can benefit. Perhaps more importantly design quality will be superior.
In embedded automation systems that need functional safety and/or cybersecurity certification, this step is even more valuable as the Software FMEA is used as certification compliance evidence. The ARCHx tool was created to provide an intelligent structure for FMEA, Software HAZOP, and Cybersecurity Threat Analysis. The Knowledge Base in ARCHx goes beyond failure mode lists and normal software HAZOP guide words to provide context specific quide words. This will not only speed up the analysis but helps insure completeness. This webinar will review fundamental software FMEA concepts and show how the ARCHx tool structures the FMEA process using an embedded automation system example.