Your usage of our tools can be qualified according to ISO 26262, DO-178B/C, IEC-61508, and other safety standards. The qualification process can be automated to a large extent using our Qualification Support Kits. Additionally, our Qualification Software Life Cycle Data Reports provide details about our own development processes.
We offer Qualification Support Kits (QSKs) that simplify the qualification process considerably. These QSKs are quite popular with our customers, 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.
The Report Package consists of an Operational Requirements Report and a Verification Test Plan. The Requirements Report lists all functional requirements of the tool to be qualified. For each requirement, the Verification Test Plan describes one or several test cases that should give confidence about the correct functional behavior of the tool.
The reports are generated in HTML, enabling easy integration into your certification documents. Both reports are templates, so you need to edit a few things according to your usage of the tool. For example, you have to specify the compiler switches used to generate the executables analyzed by the tool.
The Test Package contains all test cases listed in the Verification Test Plan. This framework provides scripts to execute all test cases and evaluate the results. The evaluation result is printed so that you can attach it to your certification document.
Qualification Support Kits can be easily extended with your own test cases to also cover your operational environment.
QSKs are currently available for
|WCET analysis||Stack usage analysis|
Tasking VX 2.4r1
|✓||Tasking VX 2.4r1
Tasking VX 3.1r2
|M68020||✓||GCC 4.2.1||✓||GCC 4.2.1|
|IBM PPC750||✓||DiabData 4.4||✗||✗|
|TriCore||✓||HighTec GCC 126.96.36.199||✓||✗|
Generic QSKs perform checks on call-graph and control-flow-graph level, on ELF executables created with a generic C compiler of our choosing, e.g. a popular version of the GCC. 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 nature of your application and the certification authority you need to report to.
More QSKs are under development at any given time, and other processors or compilers can always be covered on request. Contact us for further information.
In addition to QSKs, QSLCD Reports are available that document AbsInt’s development processes. The reports describe the entire development process of aiT, StackAnalyzer, Astrée, and RuleChecker, 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.
aiT and StackAnalyzer are also available as an integral part of the SCADE development environment, which is DO-178B and DO-178C 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.