SYSGO and Vector cooperate to ease certification - Embedded.com

SYSGO and Vector cooperate to ease certification

LONDON — SYSGO and Vector Software have signed an agreement to allow DO-178B certifiable PikeOS developers to use software testing and code coverage from Vector Software as part of the certification process of their applications.

For safety-critical customers, the use of a certifiable RTOS is essential but not sufficient. Certification of the complete system requires processes and tools. Vector Software has developed testing tools that complement the SYSGO (Mainz, Germany) PikeOS development environment.

A key part of the partnership will be the integration of the VectorCAST tools with the eclipse-based development environment CODEO provided within PikeOS.

“When we discuss the challenges of certification with our customers, they always stress the need for an integrated development environment and comprehensive toolset,” said Jacques Brygier, VP marketing of SYSGO. “Because PikeOS is primarily used for the development of safety-critical applications, the testing phase is also mandatory for our customers. This partnership with Vector Software is a natural fit as the two companies not only target the same type of customers and applications, but also share the same priorities in terms of engineering expertise, product quality and customer support.”

PikeOS provides an embedded systems platform where multiple virtual machines can run simultaneously in a secure environment. The safe and secure virtualization technology allows multiple operating system APIs to run concurrently on one machine.

Bill McCaffrey, director of marketing for Vector Software (East Greenwich, RI) added, “Our customers in avionics, transportation, medical, and industrial automation, have extremely demanding test and certification requirements, and we see PikeOS from SYSGO as an important player in all of these sectors. The safe and secure virtualization concept needs to be complemented by powerful testing tools and the VectorCAST family fully satisfies this requirement.”

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