Computer Architectures for Embedded Safety-Critical Applications

Failures of safety-critical electronic systems can result in loss of life, substantial financial damage or severely harm the environment. Such systems are used for example in medical equipment, in airplanes, in trains, in weapons and in nuclear power stations. The terms “safety” and “security” are often confused. The technical term "security" means that something not only is secure but that it has been secured. A safe system is a system with a determined error behavior.