Tool qualification is mandated for organizations developing software for safety-critical applications, compliant with standards such as DO178B/C (aerospace), ISO 26262 (automotive), EN-50128 (railway), and IEC 61508 (functional safety). These standards require that organizations provide evidence that the software tools used to develop their code is suitable for use in the safety-critical application that it demands.
Parasoft supports DO178B/C and DO330 conformant qualification process with the automated tool qualification kit, for all of its software levels and Parasoft C/C++test is TÜV SÜD certified for standards ISO 26262 (automotive), EN-50128 (railway), and IEC 61508 (functional safety) for all ASIL and SIL levels. No additional tool qualification is needed as the certificate provided is more than sufficient, nevertheless the option to perform a qualification by validation, using Parasoft’s automated tool qualification kit is always available.
Approving the tool for use is normally a documentation-heavy formal process, that requires time-consuming manual completion that is prone to human error. To solve this problem, Parasoft’s Tool Qualification Kits for Parasoft C/C++test include an automated tool wizard that automates the qualification process itself, guiding the organization through the qualification process and significantly reducing the tedious, error-prone manual effort of qualification. Read more below.