This is my last day at InnoTrans in Berlin. I have two messages to share with you:
1st: Berlin is really a nice city. After leaving the fair in the late afternoon I used some time to walk around to check out Berlin. Worth to see is definitely Brandenburger Tor, the Bundestag, Berliner Dom and for sure a lot of other attractions that I could not see…
2nd: The most important discussions I had with customers were about SIL 4 hardware. As you remember SYSGO and Kontron combined forces to certify a PikeOS and Kontron VX3035 3U VPX board based system in the context of a computer based interlocking project to SIL 4. SIL 4 for such a complex hardware is impossible, but if you put PikeOS together with the right level of Build-In Test and an appropriate redundancy architecture on the VX3035, SIL 4 can be achieved. This safety concept allows the customer to easily move to a newer version of the Kontron hardware if the current version gets End Of Life. Yes of course you need to go through a re-certification, but if the CPU architecture (in this case the next version of Intel i7) stays the same the re-certification effort is manageable.
OK guys, there is a booth visitor who needs my attention. See you next week at the SYSGO Day in Mainz.
Cheers – Mehmet