Monrovia, CA. March 11, 2014 - Parasoft Corporation announced today that TÜV SÜD re-certified the latest version of Parasoft C/C++test to be qualified for safety-related software development according to IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 standards. Parasoft® C/C++test™ Parasoft's Development Testing solution for C and C++ based applications, is an integrated Development Testing solution for automating a broad range of best practices proven to improve software development team productivity and software quality.
"The highest compliment that software quality companies can receive is to have their tools and processes certified for use in functional safety applications year after year," stated Jason Schadewald, Language Product Manager for Parasoft. "TÜV SÜD did a thorough audit of our procedures for software development quality, release management, user support, and verification and validation. Even our documentation for safety-related development was rated as 'clearly formulated and well-structured.' We're happy to share our tools and our expertise with our customers."
Modern electrical, electronic, or programmable electronic systems that carry out safety functions are extraordinarily complex, which makes fully determining every failure mode or testing all possible behavior nearly impossible. Predicting safety performance is difficult, but testing is still essential. The challenge is to design the system in such a way as to prevent dangerous failures or to control them when they arise.
As software complexity and mechatronic implementation continues to increase, so do the risks of systematic and hardware failures. IEC 61508 and its derivatives (e.g. IEC 61513, IEC 62061), as well as ISO 26262, include guidance to reduce these risks to a tolerable level by providing feasible requirements and processes.
Parasoft C/C++test Achieves Safety Integration Standards with Static Analysis, Unit Testing, and more Parasoft C/C++test helps software development teams to develop and verify safety-related software in compliance with IEC 61508 or ISO 26262 and achieve the desired safety integration level (SIL/ASIL). A broad range of analysis types–including coding standards compliance static code analysis, data and control flow static analysis, unit testing, application monitoring, runtime error detection, workflow components, and automated peer review–together with the configurable test reports containing high level of details, significantly facilitates the work required for the software verification process.
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