Reduced Certification Costs Using Trusted Multi-core Platforms
Project Period: 1. 4. 2010 - 31. 3. 2013
Project Type: grant
Code: 7H10013, 100202
Agency: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Czech Republic
Program: Společné technologické iniciativy
multi-core platforms, certification
The RECOMP (Reduced certification cost for trusted multi-core platforms) research project
will establish methods, tools and platforms for enabling cost-efficient certification and re-certification
of safety-critical systems and mixed-criticality systems, i.e. systems containing safety-critical and nonsafety-
RECOMP recognizes the fact that the increasing processing power of embedded systems is mainly
provided by increasing the number of processing cores. The increased numbers of cores is commonly
regarded as a design challenge in the safety-critical area, as there are no established approaches to
At the same time there is an increased need for flexibility in the products in the safety-critical market.
This need for flexibility puts new requirements on the customization and the upgradability of both the
non-safety and safety-critical critical part. The difficulty with this is the large cost in both effort and
money of the re-certification of the modified software, which means that companies cannot fully
leverage the advantages of modular software system.
RECOMP will provide reference designs and platform architectures together with the required design
methods and tools for achieving cost-effective certification and re-certification of mixed-criticality,
component based, multi-core systems. The aim of RECOMP is to define a European standard reference
technology for mixed-criticality multi-core systems supported by the European tool vendors
participating in RECOMP.
The RECOMP project will bring clear benefits in terms of cross-domain implementations of mixedcriticality
systems in all domains addressed by project participants: automotive systems, aerospace
systems, industrial control systems, lifts and transportation systems.
RECOMP will thus provide solutions that will allow European industry to increase its market share in
the growing market of mixed-criticality systems.