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What Is Tool Qualification?

Tool qualification ensures that software tools used for the development of critical systems meet specific safety and reliability standards and can be used for the development of safety critical systems.

Related terms: DO-178C, functional safety, IEC 62304, safety critical, standards compliance

Tool Qualification: Examples in Context

In the aerospace industry, tool qualification is essential when using software tools for safety-critical systems to ensure that these tools meet certification standards, such as DO-178C.

A medical device manufacturer qualifies software testing tools to comply with regulatory requirements outlined in standards like IEC 62304.