How VectorCAST Supports Your Compliance with the ISO 26262 Standard
VectorCAST embedded testing tools for ISO 26262 satisfy recommendations for software testing and verification specified in Part 6 of the standard for software development by supporting the creation and management of test cases to prove that the low level software requirements have been tested.
VectorCAST is also used for a variety of robustness testing activities such as range and out of bounds testing. Additionally, VectorCAST tools support capture and reporting of structural code coverage at all levels required by ISO 26262.
The VectorCAST/C++ test tools for C and C++ unit and integration testing, combined with VectorCAST/Cover for system-level test verification, provide a complete dynamic test suite for host, simulator, and target level testing.
Integrated Support for MISRA
Static analysis has been a major component of the automotive application development process since the advent of the Motor Industry Software Reliability Association (MISRA) C standard.
The Guidelines for the Use of the C Language in Vehicle Based Software is a document which was first published in 1998 to promote safe use of the C language in the automotive industry. It contains rules defining a subset of the C language that is now widely accepted as a model for good programming practice.
The MISRA C++: 2008 Guidelines for the use of the C++ Language in Critical Systems standard was published in 2008 to define similar rules for the C++ language.
VectorCAST/Lint integrates the Lint analysis engine from Gimpel Software. VectorCAST/Lint provides out-of-the box checking for the MISRA C, MISRA C 2004, and MISRA C++ 2008 standards and can analyze source code and detect constructs which do not comply with the MISRA rules. VectorCAST/Lint can examine individual source files or an entire application and provides comprehensive reporting capabilities.
VectorCAST/Lint static analysis for embedded software testing provides the following:
ISO 26262 Certification
The VectorCAST product family is a TÜV SÜD certified software tool for safety related development. The TÜV SÜD assessment and resulting tool qualification of the Vector Software products, offer development organizations the required evidence to demonstrate compliance with IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 standards.
The VectorCAST IEC Certification Kit for IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 provides documentation, certificates, and templates that help you use VectorCAST on projects based on the IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 standards.
The kit includes certificates and reports from certification authority TÜV SÜD that are based on documented, application-specific verification workflows.
The VectorCAST IEC Certification Kit offers organizations the required evidence to demonstrate compliance with IEC 61508 and ISO 26262.