Texas Instruments and Hitex Development Tools introduce SafeTI™ Hitex Safety Kit, helping ease development of safety-critical

 Texas Instruments and Hitex Development Tools introduce SafeTI™ Hitex Safety
        Kit, helping ease development of safety-critical applications

Kit provides a platform capable of injecting faults, profiling run-time of
fault diagnostics and observing response in real-time to help evaluate
safety-critical designs.

PR Newswire

DALLAS, June 12, 2013

DALLAS, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Texas Instruments Incorporated
(TI) (NASDAQ: TXN), in collaboration with Hitex Development Tools, introduces
the new SafeTI™ Hitex Safety Kit, enabling developers to evaluate SafeTI
components for use in their designs requiring compliance to functional safety
standards such as ISO26262 and IEC 61508. The state-of-the-art kit provides an
example system with capabilities for hardware fault injection, application and
run-time profiling of fault diagnostics and system response monitoring in

The SafeTI Hitex Safety Kit enables customers to easily evaluate performance
of SafeTI components for use in their safety-critical designs. The
cost-effective hardware platform allows customers to evaluate the individual
TI hardware components, either Hercules™ TMS570LS31x microcontrollers (MCUs)
or RM48x MCUs and TPS65381-Q1 power management integrated circuit (PMIC) –
with TI's Hercules SafeTI Diagnostic Library.

Features and benefits of the SafeTI Hitex Safety Kit:

  oEnables customers to evaluate SafeTI components for potential use in
    designs requiring functional safety and targeting compliance to functional
    safety standards such as IEC 61508 and ISO 26262.
  oIntegrates key capabilities for fault injection, application of
    diagnostics, reaction monitoring and run-time profiling of fault
    diagnostic routines for the example system.
  oProvides a demo software application which can be used as a starting point
    for evaluating TI Hercules MCU and PMIC combination chipset.
  oOffers a user-friendly, host-based graphical-user interface (GUI) that
    provides capability to inject faults, apply diagnostics, profile run-time
    of fault diagnostics, time-stamp system response and set configurations;
    and communicates with the development board to request status information
    enabling visualization of system response timing.
  oIncludes a second MCU on the evaluation board, which acts as test control
    and monitor unit, and manages communication with the GUI.
  oIncludes an on-board JTAG emulator, accelerometer, CAN transceiver, LCD
    module, temperature sensor and host/debug interface with a USB HUB
    controller and a serial communication port converter.
  oUtilizes an industry-standard DIMM form factor with 100-pin connector
    footprint for plugging into select TI motor control kits.
  oSupports use of select non-TI third-party debug tools with a 20-pin
    external JTAG header for further design flexibility.
  oIncludes user-friendly documentation including a quick-start tutorial,
    user's guide, hardware schematics, and documentation for the diagnostic
    library to help ease evaluation and kit use.
  oProvides easy-to-use SafeTI Hercules software framework, which makes it
    easy to start development of safety-critical applications using SafeTI
    components. The SafeTI software framework includes:

       oHALCoGen, a GUI-based code-generation tool
       oSafeTI Hercules Diagnostic Library, offering a simple interface and a
         framework for enabling safety diagnostics/features recommended by the
         safety manuals of the Hercules MCU and the TPS65381-Q1 PMIC.
       oEvaluation version of SAFERTOS® from Wittenstein High Integrity

  oIncludes well-documented source code for the demo application, the
    monitoring application and the diagnostic library.
  oProvides latest version of TI's Eclipse-based Code Composer Studio™ IDE
    for use with the emulator.

Availability and ordering
The SafeTI Hitex Safety Kits are available for order now from Hitex
Development Tools:

  o$499 for the Hercules RM48x MCU-based SafeTI Hitex Safety Kit for medical
    and industrial designs.
  o$499 for the Hercules TMS570LS31x MCU-based SafeTI Hitex Safety Kit for
    automotive and transportation designs.

For more information:

  oTI's SafeTI web page: www.ti.com/herc-hitex-pr-lp5
  oHercules MCUs: www.ti.com/herc-hitex-pr-lp3
  oHitex Development Tools: www.ti.com/herc-hitex-pr-lp4

TI's broad portfolio of microcontrollers (MCUs) and software
Leading the industry in MCUs for low-power, real-time control, safety and
connectivity and, TI continues its 20+ years of microcontroller innovation to
offer the broadest microcontroller portfolio in the industry: Ultra-low-power
MSP MCUs, real-time control C2000™ MCUs, Tiva™ ARM^® MCUs and Hercules™ ARM
MCUs. Designers can accelerate time to market by tapping into TI's tools,
software, wireless connectivity solutions, extensive Design Network offerings
and technical support.

About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and
manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By
employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the
future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the
future, today. Learn more at www.ti.com.

Tiva, C2000, Hercules, SafeTI and Code Composer Studio are trademarks of Texas
Instruments Incorporated. All other trademarks belong to their respective

SOURCE Texas Instruments Incorporated

Website: http://www.ti.com
Website: http://www.hitex.com
Contact: Christi Davidson, GolinHarris (972) 341-2584,
cdavidson@golinharris.com, or Randi Williams, Texas Instruments, (214)
567-4640, rwilliams@ti.com
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