Company profile

AbsInt provides advanced development tools for embedded sys­tems, and tools for validation, veri­fication and certification of safety-critical software.

Background and mission

The embedded market of today is characterized by constantly rising soft­ware complexity and increasingly shorter time-to-market. The share of safety-critical applications is rising.

AbsInt’s tools are designed to

  • Enhance software safety
  • Speed up time-to-market
  • Lower testing and validation costs
  • Improve software efficiency to reduce system costs for embedded, real-time, safety-critical applications

Our tools are based on a generic and generative framework which allows an extremely quick, sound and flexible response to customer needs. This has been more than proven in a long series of successful research projects and by outstand­ing customer satisfaction.

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Analysis and verification tools

Software testing accounts for a major part of development costs. This is especially true for real-time systems, where correctness depends not just on logical correctness, but also on the timeliness of the results. Timing properties are hard to establish; measuring and time-stopping methods are error-prone and time-consuming.

Static program analyses provide means to reduce testing and validation costs. The underlying theory of abstract interpretation en­ables the system­atic derivation of provably correct analyses. The analyses are performed at compile time and are sound: they provide results that hold for any program execution and any possible input scenario.

Certification and qualification

Current safety standards such as ISO 26262, DO-178B/C, IEC-61508, EN-50125 and others require identifying potential functional and non-functional hazards and demonstrating that the software does not violate the relevant safety goals.

Abstract-interpretation based tools such as aiT, StackAnalyzer, and Astrée provide formal veri­fi­cation with 100% complete and reliable results. They are therefore perfectly suited to be used for certification.

The qualification process is greatly simplified by our Qualification Support Kits.

Quick facts about AbsInt

Founded in 1998, we are a privately-held company with currently a 40-strong staff from four nations, all located at our headquarters in Saarbruecken, Germany. Our customers come from 40+ countries all over the world, including the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, and almost all member states of the EU. We have distribution agreements with major software distributors in Asia, North America, Middle East, and throughout Europe.

The company name is an acronym for “abstract interpre­tation”, a sophisticated approach to static program analysis formalized by Patrick and Radhia Cousot at the Laboratoire d’Informatique, Grenoble in 1977. It is by implementing this approach that we were able to develop our unique and highly successful products.