Software development and verification tools company AdaCore has pushed out four product releases in line with the Embedded World Conference in Nuremberg this month.
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Vehemently verifying verification
The firm has detailed GNAT Pro 17.1, a development environment for Ada and C on native and cross platforms; CodePeer 17.1, a deep static analysis tool for Ada that can identify bugs and vulnerabilities both during development and retrospectively on existing code bases; QGen 17.1, a model-based development and verification toolset for Simulink and Stateflow models, which generates code in MISRA-C or SPARK; and SPARK Pro 17.1, a verification environment that brings mathematics-based assurance to high-integrity software.
Why verification matters
“Developing and verifying critical systems is a challenging task, especially when certification against software standards such as DO-178C or EN 50128 is required,” said Cyrille Comar, AdaCore president.
“The latest version of our products will help organisations meet this challenge, through enhancements such as QGen’s model-level debugger and CodePeer’s detection of dangerous CWE weaknesses. Customers have long relied on AdaCore’s tools and services when producing safety-critical or high-security software, and our V17.1 product line marks a continuation of our commitment.”
GNAT Pro includes a build toolset for Ada and C, Integrated Development Environments (the GNAT Programming Studio (GPS) and the Eclipse-based GNATbench), a suite of tools (a visual debugger, a coding standard checker, etc.), and a set of libraries and bindings.
CodePeer is an Ada source code analyser that detects run-time and logic errors, including a number of weaknesses among the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors.
QGen is a qualifiable and tunable code generator and model verification toolsuite for a safe subset of Simulink and Stateflow models, particularly oriented towards real-time control software in safety-critical systems.
SPARK Pro is an integrated static analysis toolsuite for verifying high-integrity software through formal methods.
All V17.1 products are available now. F