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LDRA partners with Siemens to boost traceability and verification for critical embedded systems

LDRA, software quality experts in the areas of functional safety, security, and standards compliance, has partnered with Siemens PLM Software to enhance traceability and validation for customers developing critical embedded systems leveraging Polarion Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) software.

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The LDRA tool suite integration with Polarion ALM was announced at Embedded World and is designed to offer a full lifecycle traceability and software quality solution for embedded markets with a deep dive into automated verification testing. According to LDRA, this will help reduce the cost of compliance in safety- and security-critical embedded systems.

The Polarion portfolio is a leading market solution for enterprise software lifecycle management, including software development planning, requirements management, quality engineering, delivery and release management, states LDRA. It allows project managers and executives to create custom reports and use these simplified and automated reports to make decisions in real-time. The LDRA tool suite for software analysis and verification activities imports Polarion requirements and test cases with complete traceability links, and then exports test execution status and results to Polarion’s web-based interface.

Polarion ALM software focuses on cross-platform enterprise applications to enable effective product and application lifecycle management in a wide array of embedded markets ranging from automotive to medical to the IoT. Example industry standards supported through this integration with LDRA’s tool suite include DO-178B/C for avionics, ISO 26262 for automotive, IEC 62304 for medical, andEN 50128 for rail transportation.

The benefits of LDRA’s integration with Polarion ALM include:

  • Automation of the delivery of software quality analysis and verification results to Polarion for viewing in a web browser from any of the team members
  • Transparency of overall software development process regardless of software methodologies like Agile, Spiral, etc.
  • Ability to expand test verification from Polarion ALM into any embedded software development ecosystem or hardware platform spanning from 8-bit and 16-bit MCUs to 32-bit and all the way up to 64-bit architectures

Bethan Grylls

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