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DIN EN 62566 VDE 0491-3-5:2015-02

* German Language Version *

Nuclear power plants

Instrumentation and control important to safety – Development of HDL-programmed integrated circuits for systems performing category A functions

(IEC 62566:2012); German version EN 62566:2014
Class/Status: Standard, valid
Released: 2015-02
VDE Art. No.: 0400118


This standard provides requirements for achieving highly reliable “HDL-Programmed Devices” (HPD), for use in I&C systems of nuclear power plants performing functions of safety category A as defined by DIN EN 61226 (VDE 0491-1). The programming of HPDs relies on Hardware Description Languages (HDL) and related software tools. They are typically based on blank FPGAs or similar micro-electronic technologies.