Qualification support

aiT, StackAnalyzer, Astrée, and RuleChecker can be qualified according to ISO 26262, DO-178B/C, and other safety standards. The qualifi­cation process can be automated to a large extent thanks to our Qualification Support Kits. Addition­ally, our Qualification Software Life Cycle Data Reports provide details about our devel­op­ment processes.

Qualification Support Kits

AbsInt offers Qualification Support Kits (QSKs) that support and simplify the qual­ification pro­cess. These QSKs have been successfully used by various corporations in their qualification process, notably in the auto­motive and avionics industries.

Each QSK contains two major parts which depend on one another: a Report Package and a Test Package.

Qualification Support Kits can be easily extended with your own test cases to also cover your operational environment.


QSKs are currently available for Astrée, RuleChecker, and the following versions of aiT and StackAnalyzer:

WCET analysis Stack usage analysis
generic compiler-specific generic compiler-specific
ARM TI 4.9.1
GCC 4.9.3
TI 4.9.1
GCC 4.9.3
C16x Tasking 8.8r1
Tasking VX 2.4r1
Tasking VX 2.4r1
LEON3 GCC 3.4.4
M68020 GCC 4.2.1 GCC 4.2.1
MPC5xx DiabData 4.4
CodeWarrior 4.3
DiabData 4.4
GCC 3.4.4
GCC 4.1.2
GCC 4.3.3
e200 GCC 4.1.2
e300 DiabData 4.4
MPC755 DiabData 4.4
Other MPCs
IBM PPC750 DiabData 4.4
TriCore HighTec GCC
V850 GHS 5.1.7d
x86 GCC 4.4.5
GCC 4.9.2

Generic QSKs perform checks on call-graph and control-flow-graph level, on ELF executables created with a gene­ric C compiler. Compiler-specific QSKs are optional add-ons that offer additional test cases compiled with the specific compiler in ques­tion.

Generic QSKs are typically sufficient for certification, but compiler-specific QSKs can become mandatory depending on the certi­fi­cation authority and the nature of your application.

Several other QSKs are currently under development. Other processors and compilers can be covered on request. Contact us for further information.

Qualification Software Life Cycle Data (QSLCD) Reports

In addition to QSKs, QSLCD Reports are available that document AbsInt’s devel­op­ment pro­cess­es. The reports describe the entire devel­opment process of aiT, StackAnalyzer, and Astrée, for all target processors and compilers where applicable, and including all veri­fica­tion and quality assurance activities.

Sneak preview” versions of QSLCD Reports are available on request.

Integration into SCADE

aiT and StackAnalyzer are also available as an integral part of the SCADE development envi­ronment, which is DO-178B qualified up to level A for Military and Aerospace Indus­tries, IEC 61508 certi­fied at SIL 3 by TÜV for Heavy Equipment and Energy, and EN 50128 certified at SIL 4 by TÜV for Rail Transportation.