Siemens AG Österreich (AT)

Profile and Expertise

Siemens AG Österreich is part of Siemens AG, headquartered in Berlin and Munich, which is one of the world’s largest electrical engineering and electronics companies and holds leading market positions in its business areas Industry, Energy, and Healthcare. Siemens AG Österreich has more than 7700 employees working to develop and manufacture products, design and install complex systems and projects, and tailor a wide range of services for individual requirements. Siemens AG Österreich provides innovative technologies and comprehensive know-how to benefit customers and is as of April 1st, 2009 also contributing to the global Corporate Technology organisation with the so-called global technology field “ASIC and PCB technologies”.

Siemens AG Österreich will contribute to SESAMO with its 25+ years expertise in leading edge electronic design.

The global technology field “ASIC and PCB technologies” has a very strong focus on Safety and Security aspects for leading edge electronics.

Main tasks

Siemens AG Österreich will contribute to WP1 with its strong background in functional Safety according IEC 61508. Based on the experience in designing Safety critical architectures implemented in single chip ASICs and even in FPGAs special focus will be put on the specification of non-functional requirements for Safety critical architectures. Beside this Siemens AG Österreich will contribute to gathering of requirements with the specific know-how out of the domain of the intended use case as well as domains of Siemens' key fields of business like industrial control and automation, mobility, energy automation, smart grid, healthcare, etc. and will contribute to the definition of protection profiles with special focus on the specific use case. On top of this in WP5 Siemens AG Österreich will work on the requirements and the specification of a use to demonstrate the results of WP1-4. In addition Siemens AG Österreich will act as work package leader for WP5.

In WP2 and WP3 Siemens AG Österreich will investigate the specific impact of Safety related requirements and implementation specific properties to Security. The results of this investigation are the most essential input for a design methodology optimized for Safety and Security aspects.

In WP4 Siemens AG Österreich will mainly focus on the integrated design methodology. Based on the exhaustive experience from industrial projects in the domain of Safety critical embedded systems the special requirements emerging from IEC 61508, ISO 26262 and DO-254 on design methodology and design style will be investigated.

Siemens AG Österreich will evaluate and assess the design methodology and tool chain developed in WP4 based on a use case for electric drive train applications.

Within WP6 Siemens AG Österreich will spread the results, know-how and experiences attained in SESAMO by Siemens-internal publications and reports, talks and discussions in relevant technical circles and workshops with product design teams in Siemens’ business units.

Relevant Experience

Siemens AG Österreich has a strong background in Safety critical embedded systems. In 2007 a single chip multi core controller for SIL2 compliant motion control application according to IEC 61508 was developed. The results of the very close cooperation with certification authorities resulted in valuable contributions to the latest release of IEC 61508. A further novel product is a FPGA-based SIL3 certified single FPGA solution for Nuremberg’s driverless underground. The methodology for an optimized on-the-fly diagnostic coverage is patented. Also Security aspect were essential for many projects in the past years like tamper proofness for an FPGA-based demonstrator of an encryption module for Tetra communication.