Qualification Support Kits for StackAnalyzer

Your usage of StackAnalyzer can be qualified according to ISO 26262, DO-178B/C, IEC-61508 and other safety standards. We offer special Qualification Support Kits (QSKs) that simplify and automate the qualification process.

Selecting QSKs to run
Qualification report

Each QSK consists of the following parts:

Tool functional requirements (TOR)

This part defines the tool functions and technical features which are stated as requirements to the tool behavior under normal operating conditions, and specifies the operational context and conditions in which the tool computes valid results, i.e. restrictions such as not supported hardware options or specific code constructs.

Test cases and procedures (TOVVCP)

The test cases demonstrate the correct functioning of all specified functional requirements. Test case definitions include the overall test setup and a detailed structural and functional description of each test case, i.e. how it works and what the expected result is.

Trace data (traceability matrix)

Each functional requirement and each test case is assigned a unique identifier, enabling a mapping to be realized over the so-called traceability matrix.

Test suite and execution framework

The test suite contains implementations of the test cases specified in the TOVVCP that are designed to show that the requirements described in the TOR are satisfied.

Each test case consists of one or several tool test runs and optionally, evaluation test runs. The output of test case execution constitutes the tool verification results. If all test cases pass, compliance with the TOR has been demonstrated.

Tool lifecycle data (QSLCD)

In addition to demonstrating that the tool operates correctly in the operation context of its user, safety standards often require evidence that the tool development process fulfills certain demands, e.g. with respect to quality assurance, traceability, requirement engineering and verification activities.

These topics are covered by documents which detail the tool development processes at AbsInt:

Easy to use

Each QSK is delivered as a single ZIP archive that doesn’t need to be unpacked. You can run one or several QSKs directly from within StackAnalyzer, both in GUI and batch mode. All tests are carried out fully automatically, and the results are then displayed and/or saved to a report file specified by you.

Custom test cases

All QSKs can also be easily extended with your own test cases to cover your operational environment.

Generic and compiler-specific QSKs

The base version of a QSK performs checks on test cases created with a “gene­ric” C compiler, e.g. some reasonably common version of GCC. Typically, this is sufficient for certification.

Your certi­fi­cation authority or the nature of your application may also dictate that the qualification be carried out on test cases compiled with the exact same version of the exact compiler you are using. For this, a number of compiler-specific QSKs exist: optional add-ons to the base QSKs that offer additional test cases compiled with the specific compiler in ques­tion.


Most QSKs are developed on customer request. The development time depends on the complexity of the architecture in question, the availability of the specific compiler version requested, and on our workload at the time. Please contact us with any questions.

The following QSKs have already been developed and are available at a moment’s notice:

Base QSK (generic) Add-on QSKs (compiler-specific)
StackAnalyzer for ARM GCC 4.7.4
GCC 4.9.3
GCC 4.9.4
GHS 2019.1.4
GHS 2020.1.4
TI 4.9.1
TI 20.2.1.lts
StackAnalyzer for C16x Tasking VX 2.4r1
Tasking VX 3.1r2
StackAnalyzer for C28x TI 18.2.3.lts
StackAnalyzer for dsPIC
StackAnalyzer for M68020 GCC 4.2.1
StackAnalyzer for MIPS
StackAnalyzer for PowerPC CodeWarrior 4.3
DiabData 4.4
Diab​Data (instruction set 64)
GCC 3.3.2
GCC 3.4.4
GCC 4.1.2
GCC 4.3.3
GCC 4.9.3
GHS 5.2.4
SCORE 3.7.1
StackAnalyzer for TriCore Tasking VX 6.3r1p2
Tasking VX 6.2r2p3
StackAnalyzer for V850 GHS 5.1.7d
StackAnalyzer for x86 GCC 4.4.5
GCC 4.9.2
GCC 4.9.4