This white paper explores an industrial system on a chip (SoC) to explain how engineers can save up to 18 months of design time in achieving industrial product certification according to IEC 61508. Altera’s Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3) Functional Safety Data Package, which includes a certificate for Altera tools, IP, and device data from TÜV Rheinland, shortens and simplifies development of safe applications according to IEC 61508 while efficiently addressing the needs for low-cost and highly integrated embedded systems.