In the digital age, products are increasingly complex, containing software, microcontrollers and smart power sources.
Along with systems’ more sophisticated functionality comes additional safety and performance risks. Assessing the safety of complex systems is not as simple as single-component evaluations used for basic mechanical systems. Functional safety offers a comprehensive approach that evaluates all the parts that must function correctly together to maintain the safe operation of the overall system.
UL’s white paper can help you better understand how functional safety works and what resources and solutions we have available to help you achieve your security goals.