Embedded World – LDRA announced that the company has started TÜV SÜD review and certification process to verify that the LDRA tool suite is fully qualified to validate software applications for industrial safety (IEC 61508), automotive (ISO 26262), and rail (EN 50128). This validation extends LDRA’s long-standing commitment to provide high-quality software testing solutions. TÜV SÜD validation confirms best practices and standard compliance, providing customers with an additional level of assurance and confidence in their higher risk, safety-critical software development.
TÜV SÜD, an internationally renowned and independent consulting, testing, certification and training corporation, test and certify industrial plants, consumer products and health and safety services to ensure products function safely and in compliance with official standards. LDRA, the leading provider of automated software verification, source code analysis and test tools, has submitted the LDRA tool suite and its IEC 61508, ISO 26262, and EN 50128 certification tools for testing. Validation of full compliance is anticipated by Q2 2013.
This TÜV SÜD certification builds on the ISO 9001:2008 certification already achieved by LDRA in its forty year advocacy for better quality software and development. During the ISO 9001 evaluation, LDRA’s products and processes were fully examined and LDRA was certified to have a Quality Management System in place for its development, maintenance, and support. Over the years, LDRA has been directly involved in various safety standards such as DO-178, ISO C, MISRA C and MISRA C++ And, the LDRA tool suite is designed to help customers comply with safety standards and coding rules for a broad range of standards, including DO-178B/C, IEC 61508, ISO 26262, MISRA-C:2004, MISRA AC and MISRA-C++:2008.
TÜV SÜD to Confirm LDRA Tools Prove Certification Compliance
In their latest editions, the functional safety standards―IEC 61508, EN 50128 and ISO 26262―take into account the increasing deployment of tools in software application development and explicitly require these tools to be qualified. TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH is currently assessing the LDRA tool suite against the IEC 61508, EN 50128 and ISO 26262 standards. The evaluation will examine the quality and compliance of the software development processes and Functional Safety Management to the given standards. TÜV SÜD will assess the suitability of the LDRA tools and their associated user documentation to support developers in safety-critical industries to achieve certification.
LDRA’s TÜV SÜD Certification to Benefit Developers
“With the demand for certification by industries groups and governments increasing, companies must ensure that their processes and the tools they use to help them achieve certification are fully compliant,” confirmed Ian Hennell, LDRA Operations Director. “TÜV SÜD plays an important role in ensuring the design, development and global approval of technologies in safety-related fields. The proving of LDRA’s tools complements our forty years of experience helping customers achieve safety-critical certification.”
Once review is complete and LDRA products and processes are found compliant, LDRA will be authorized to differentiate its products with the TUV mark. The TÜV SÜD certification process demonstrates:
• Compliance with necessary legislation
• On-going surveillance in production
• Specific claims about the performance of the product
• Details of LDRA Quality Management System
For more than forty years, LDRA has developed and driven the market for software that automates code analysis and software testing for safety-, mission-, security- and business-critical markets. Working with clients to achieve early error identification and full compliance with industry standards, LDRA traces requirements through static and dynamic analysis to unit testing and verification for a wide variety of hardware and software platforms. Boasting a worldwide presence, LDRA is headquartered in the UK with subsidiaries in the United States, India and an extensive distributor network. For more information on the LDRA tool suite, please visit: www.ldra.com.
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