Thursday, May 30, 2013

LDRA integration with Lauterbach TRACE32 simplifies code analysis, test and certification

UK: LDRA, the leader in standards compliance, automated software verification, source code analysis and test tools, has integrated the LDRA tool suite with the Lauterbach TRACE32 Debugger and Simulator.
Lauterbach’s hardware-assisted debug tools ease the interface to the embedded device, enabling developers to download and fully test an application on the target.

Thanks to the interface, rigorous safety-critical testing and certification—a traditionally time-intensive, manual process—is automated, enabling a broad range of microcontroller and processor-based applications to achieve medical (IEC 62304), industrial safety (IEC 61508), automotive (ISO 26262) and avionics (DO-178B/C) compliance.

An extension to the LDRA tool suite uses the TRACE32 Debugger to download the code being tested on the target and provide a mechanism for results capture back to the host via a one-click button added into the TRACE32 in-circuit debugger (ICD).

Given the limited resources of some embedded devices, the integration offers two options for dynamic analysis of executing code. If memory is limited, test results can be streamed back to the host via the ICD. However, if performance is important and memory available, test results can be compressed on the target and uploaded at a suitable time via the one-click upload button.

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