Electronics continue to play a major role in products where functional safety is the most important consideration. Ensuring that products meet the stringent functional safety requirements of standards such as IEC61508 or ISO 26262 is a complicated task that requires strict processes, analyses, thoughtful system design, and more. The Hercules microcontroller platform is the culmination of TI’s history of developing MCUs for safety-critical systems, providing a broad portfolio of devices specifically designed to meet the requirements of safety-critical medical, industrial, and transportation applications. This white paper will dive deeper into the new platform and how it helps designers make the world a safer place.