Rapita launches RapiTime DO-178B/DO-330 tool qualification pack for WCET - Embedded.com

Rapita launches RapiTime DO-178B/DO-330 tool qualification pack for WCET

The RapiTime DO-178B/DO-330 tool qualification pack from Rapita enables tool support to determine measurement-based WCET in the context of a DO-178B/C project. Rapita claims RapiTime is the first tool that can be qualified to provide measurement-based WCET in a DO-178B/C project.

Rapita also states that RapiTime is an evolutionary improvement on existing manual measurement and analysis techniques. It automates the measurement and analysis process, making it possible to determine WCET more quickly and with significantly less effort. This release is the second qualification pack for Rapita Verification Suite (RVS) tools following the launch of RapiCover DO-178B tool qualification pack in May 2012.

An on-target code coverage tool, RapiCover is supported by Rapita’s DO-178B tool qualification pack when used for verification purposes in aerospace projects at levels A–D. The RapiTime DO-178B/DO-330 tool qualification pack will perform exactly the same role for DO-178B/C certification of projects where RapiTime is used to conduct on-target timing analysis, verification and optimization.

Rapita Systems provides three main options for supporting tool qualification within avionics projects:

  • Qualification Data: documents that support a qualification case where customers provide their own tool verification.
  • Qualification Kit: includes both the contents of the Qualification Data and a customizable test suite.
  • Qualification Service: a Rapita Systems engineer works with the customer to create a Qualification Integration to work within their development environment, and to help embed qualification arguments into their certification case.

A white paper titled Automating WCET Analysis for DO-178B/C white paper is now available.

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