HCC Embedded (HCC) has unveiled SafeexFAT, a failsafe RTOS-independent exFAT file system implementation for deeply embedded applications. The system is particularly suited for manufacturers of devices where loss of data could be detrimental, such as in automotive, industrial, and medical applications. HCC is an official Microsoft exFAT partner, with rights to license both HCC and Microsoft exFAT IP. This enables HCC to provide a complete solution directly to device manufacturers.
Because HCC designed SafeexFat with integration and target verification in mind, the customer can prove that the product behaves correctly when integrated with their product using the included comprehensive test suite. To validate the failsafety on the target system, a test driver enables customers to verify the correctness of the implementation by injecting errors at the media driver level.
HCC offers RTOS abstractions for more than 20 RTOSes, as well as no-RTOS and Linux-based systems. The company offers a library of drivers covering most media driver controllers. HCC’s SafeexFAT enables reliable integration with almost any customer target platform, so that device manufacturers using a range of RTOSes can use the same code on all their designs. In addition, the code is fully MISRA 2012 compliant.
“Our expertise in failsafety and experience working with multiple RTOSes in complex embedded environments, has been proven in more than 2000 projects over the past 17 years,” said Dave Hughes, CEO, HCC Embedded, in a statement. “SafeexFAT brings proven reliability to our exFAT solution for manufacturers across all industries who are particularly concerned about losing their file system. With SafeexFAT we can ensure reliable data storage for these customers, and help solve their challenges related to integration with complex and resource-constrained, embedded systems.”