exida Webinars

Finding Design Problems Early – Software FMEA/HAZOP with ARCHx

19 June 2019

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.


Session: 10:00 - 11:00 AM EST

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Session: 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST

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About the Presenter:

Dr. William Goble, CFSE

Dr. William Goble Dr. Goble has over 40 years of professional experience. He is widely recognized as an expert in programmable electronic systems analysis, safety and high availability automation systems, automation systems new product development and market analysis. He developed many of the techniques used for probabilistic evaluation of safety and high availability automation systems. He has published many papers and magazine articles. Dr. Goble has a BSEE from Penn State, a MSEE from Villanova and a PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology in Eindhoven, Netherlands.