In an increasing number of industry sectors, certification of safety-critical systems is becoming mandatory. Achieving this certification isn’t easy, though, as companies face a long list of preliminary tasks before their systems can be considered for acceptance. HICore 1 from HIMA simplifies this process. The Safety System-on-Chip (Safety-SoC) is a complete package of hardware and software that is TÜV-certified in accordance with IEC 61508 to SIL 3. With HICore 1, acceptance can be streamlined and time to market shortened for products ranging from embedded systems to controllers in mechanical engineering and plant engineering applications.