This is a book about the development of dependable, embedded software. It is for systems designers, implementers, and verifiers who are experienced in general embedded software development, but who are now facing the prospect of delivering a software-based system for a safety-critical application. It is aimed at those creating a product that must satisfy one or more of the international standards relating to safety-critical applications, including IEC 61508, ISO 26262, EN 50128, EN 50657, IEC 62304, or related standards.
Of the first edition, Stephen Thomas, PE, Founder and Editor of FunctionalSafetyEngineer.com said, "I highly recommend Mr. Hobbs' book."
Table of Contents
Part 1: Background. 1. Introduction. 2. Terminology of Safety. 3. Safety Standards and Certification. 4. Representative Companies. Part 2: The Project. 5. Foundational Analyses. 6. Certified and Uncertified Components. Part 3: Design Patterns. 7. Architectural Balancing. 8. Error Detection and Handling. 9. Expecting the Unexpected. 10 Replication and Diversification. Part 4: Design Validation. 11. Markov Models. 12. The Fault Tree. 13. Software Failure Rates. 14. Semi-Formal Design Verification. 15. Formal Design Verification. Part 5: Coding. 16. Coding Guidelines. 17. Code Coverage Metrics. 18. Static Analysis. Part 6: Verification. 19. Integration Testing. 20. The Tool Chain. 21. Conclusion. Part 7: Appendices. A. Goal Structuring Notation. B. Bayesian Belief Networks. C .Calculating (2+3)+4. D. Notations.
Chris is a programmer at QNX Software Systems with some 40 years of software development experience. His specialty is
"Sufficiently Dependable Software," which is software that meets its dependability requirements with the minimum development effort
and risk. In particular, he works with software for safety-critical systems that must meet the requirements of international safety
standards such as IEC61508, ISO26262, EN50128 and IEC62304.